London Team

    • Sherry Coutu

      Sherry Coutu

      @scoutu

      Co-chair

      Sherry Coutu pursues a portfolio of interests that include early stage technology investing, advising and serving on the boards of companies, universities and charities. A serial entrepreneur now turned investor, her current activities include positions with Cambridge University, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge Assessment, Artfinder, Linkedin, NESTA, Cancer Research UK and others.

    • Janet Coyle

      Janet Coyle

      @janetcoyle2

      Director

      Janet is Director of SVC2UK and leads the programme out of London & Partners together with the programme’s commercial partners, students and advisers. She is also developing a new strategy to offer a step change in the way London’s high growth companies can do business in overseas markets, a programme for the Mayor of London. Janet is co-Chair of the Tech London Advocates Scale up Working Group that is also supporting high growth companies to scale up. She is non-exec Director at Rocketseed, an email media company. She was previously a diplomat for the UK Government, serving in a number of posts including San Francisco. She led the Mayor of London’s Business Programme during the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012.

          • Nicholas-Heller

            Nicholas Heller

            @nicholasheller

            Trustee

            Nicholas Heller is a Trustee at SVC2UK and CEO, Chairman and Co-Founder Fractal Labs, a finance focused technology company on a mission to use data to unlock economic growth, Previously, he headed the international New Business Development group at Google, leading teams working on new product incubation and exploratory efforts in technology. His career spans 20 years with extensive experience in technology, media and finance as a serial entrepreneur, board director, adviser and part-time investor.

              • Evie Griffin

                Evie Griffin

                Project Manager

                Evie is the Project Manager of SVC2UK. After graduating from the University of East Anglia where she read International Development, she joined SVC2UK and the Go to Grow programme where she oversees projects and international visits. She has had much experience travelling abroad, working in disaster- hit areas in the Visayas, and working on disaster relief missions. Her interests lie in trade and development and the growing trade links to, and from, the UK.

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                Karen Sandhu

                Speaker Liaison

                Karen Sandhu is an Inward Investment Manager at London & Partners. Karen currently helps North American businesses, predominantly from the West Coast, expand and set up in London. Previous to London & Partners, Karen focused on recruitment working on-site and developing and managing client relationship with Vodafone, Standard Chartered Bank and JP Morgan.

                 

              • jack-ziomek

                Jack Ziomek

                Masterclasses Lead

                Jack is a life sciences strategy consultant with experience combining consulting, startups and scientific research. He has worked for leading strategy consultancies in the life sciences space, where his focus has been on pricing and market access of new medicines for European and US markets. He has a keen interest in entrepreneurship and digital health, and was previously an organiser for the London chapter of Health 2.0, where he carried out partnerships with the industry, startups and investors. Jack is the lead for the SVC2UK Masterclasses events, where Silicon Valley experts discuss topics taking over the world of technology, and how technology is changing healthcare. Jack holds a MSc in Bioentrepreneurship from Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, and a BSc in Pharmacology from the University of Edinburgh.

                      • Sarah Ahmed

                        Sarah Ahmed

                        Digital Marketing

                        Sarah is the digital marketing expert for the Trade & Investment team at London & Partners. She has worked on a range of high-profile business projects including London Tech Week, India Emerging 20 and Mayoral Missions. Prior to London & Partners, she ran a digital agency, consulting for startups and SMEs. As the daughter of a brilliant serial tech entrepreneur, she is inspired by SVC2UK as a growth platform for entrepreneurs and scale ups.

                              • Andrea Von

                                Andrea Von

                                Project Support Intern

                                Andrea recently completed the MSc Environmental Policy and Regulation programme at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and is the Project Support Intern for SVC2UK this year. Prior to pursuing her Master’s, Andrea wrote for The Green Hub Online, which promotes ethical businesses in the Australian retail industry, Green Building Index Malaysia and Houzz UK.