Admiral the Lord Boyce KG GCB OBE DL (Advisory Board)
Lord Boyce joined the Royal Navy in 1961, became a submariner and also a specialist in anti-submarine warfare, and commanded both submarines and surface ships. He had a number of Flag appointments, including NATO Commands, and rose to the position of First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff in 1998. He served as Chief of the Defence Staff and professional head of the Armed Forces - from February 2001, and on his retirement in the summer of 2003, he was created a Life Peer.
He became the first Colonel Commandant of the Special Boat Service in November 2003 and Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London in December 2003. He was appointed Lord Warden and Admiral of the Cinque Ports and Constable of Dover Castle in July 2004. He is currently on the Boards of WS Atkins plc, and an advisor to CSC and is involved with a number of charities including being Chairman of the RNLI.
Dr Tidu Maini (Advisory Board)
Dr Tidu Maini is Executive Chairman of Qatar Science & Technology Park. Her Highness Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al-Missned, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation, of which the science park is a part, appointed him to this role in June 2007. He is also Qatar Foundation’s Science and Technology Advisor.
Dr Maini was Pro-Rector of Imperial College London from January 2001 to May 2007.
Dr Maini has 30 years of experience in the management of technology companies in the defence, electronics, energy and ICT sectors. His extensive experience includes management of business in Europe, the US, Asia and the Middle East. He was Senior Vice-President of Schlumberger Inc, Main Board Member of Sema Group plc, Deputy Chairman of GEC Marconi and Managing Director of GEC Software Systems.
His other current positions include non-executive board positions of Knowledge Ventures Qatar, Meeza Qatar, Malomatia Qatar, Tata Africa Ltd and Imperial College Abu Dhabi Diabetes Clinic.
He is a member of the Qatar Government Committee for Small and Medium Size Industries, and Member of the Joint Advisory Board of Texas A&M University at Qatar, the Advisory Board of the Grantham Institute of Climate Change at Imperial College and London School of Economics and its sister Institute, the Divecha Centre for Climate Change at IISc Bangalore, and the International Advisory Board of Thorium Power in the USA. Dr Maini is Chairman of the London 2012 Olympic Technology Board. He is also Trustee of the Emirates Foundation, United Arab Emirates.
Dr Maini has a PhD and BSc in Engineering from Imperial College and was a Post-Doctoral Fellow of the University of California Berkeley.
M. Shakeel Mughal - Managing Director
Shakeel Mughal is a multi-lingual Chartered Engineer with a track record of establishing and delivering rapid growth of businesses for Blue Chip high technology multinational businesses operating in the Middle Eastern, African and Asian regions. His international business and P&L experience was gained in several market sectors including information technology, mobile & fixed line telecommunications, industrial electronics, aerospace & defence and has led to establishing Tricolom Ltd.
Shakeel has worked with UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) on a number of programmes that help UK companies access business opportunities in international markets.
Shakeel was a Director in the finance division of SchlumbergerSema, a $3Billion IT multinational and Vice President of Sema plc the second largest European IT company with responsibility for growing its business in the Indian Ocean Rim.
Before joining Sema plc, Shakeel was a Regional Director for the newly formed Marconi Communications plc.
Prior to its take-over by British Aerospace, Shakeel held senior management positions at GEC Marconi, the $7 billion Defence Electronics Company of GEC plc.
Shakeel also spent 13 years in Ferranti International, a major UK defence group, where he held engineering and management positions. In his role as the in-country programme manager for Ferranti International, he lived in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during the late 1980's where he first encountered the modern concept and application of Offsets to major aerospace and defence procurement programmes.
Shakeel is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology.