ELLIOTT VERREAULT  CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER  Elliott is the founder and CEO of AKTEK, managing the company's vision, strategy and growth. He has extensive experience in both the development and security fields, with 8 years of direct engagement in development efforts in Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa and the MENA region. Elliott is an award-winning social entrepreneur, selected as Google Zeitgeist Young Mind on Innovation and Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the University of Cambridge.

ELLIOTT VERREAULT
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Elliott is the founder and CEO of AKTEK, managing the company's vision, strategy and growth. He has extensive experience in both the development and security fields, with 8 years of direct engagement in development efforts in Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa and the MENA region. Elliott is an award-winning social entrepreneur, selected as Google Zeitgeist Young Mind on Innovation and Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the University of Cambridge.

  GIORGIO SAAD  CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER  Giorgio is the co-founder and CTO of AKTEK, guiding the development of scalable engines to serve AKTEK’s mission. An experienced engineer, he brings 10 years of experience in bespoke software development and advanced data encryption, building a portfolio of over 60 bespoke software projects in multiple industries, including international development, business and finance, and the extractive industries.

GIORGIO SAAD
CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

Giorgio is the co-founder and CTO of AKTEK, guiding the development of scalable engines to serve AKTEK’s mission. An experienced engineer, he brings 10 years of experience in bespoke software development and advanced data encryption, building a portfolio of over 60 bespoke software projects in multiple industries, including international development, business and finance, and the extractive industries.

  JULIA PARDO  HEAD OF CLIENT ACCOUNTS  Responsible for capacity building and client satisfaction, Julia coordinates regional teams in the deployment of AKTEK products for clients. She ensures the quality of our delivery across engagements, maximizing fit to client needs and aiming to always exceed expectations. As a biotechnology expert and public speaking trainer, she brings multiple years of corporate risk and innovation consulting for large firms and startups.

JULIA PARDO
HEAD OF CLIENT ACCOUNTS

Responsible for capacity building and client satisfaction, Julia coordinates regional teams in the deployment of AKTEK products for clients. She ensures the quality of our delivery across engagements, maximizing fit to client needs and aiming to always exceed expectations. As a biotechnology expert and public speaking trainer, she brings multiple years of corporate risk and innovation consulting for large firms and startups.

  ALLYN ALDA KANGLEON  EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT  Allyn provides administrative and human resources support for the global AKTEK team. She is also in charge of coordinating logistics and office management. She has had years of experience in the international development sector, working for UN Women and Devex, before transitioning into administrative roles.

ALLYN ALDA KANGLEON
EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Allyn provides administrative and human resources support for the global AKTEK team. She is also in charge of coordinating logistics and office management. She has had years of experience in the international development sector, working for UN Women and Devex, before transitioning into administrative roles.

  LAURA DE LA HOZ  REGIONAL MANAGER, LATAM  Laura works with both public and private sector clients in Colombia, Peru, Chile and Mexico, managing our portfolio in the region. A Public Policy and Development Specialist, she has experience in conflict resolution and negotiation, as well as in project management, strategic planning, financial sustainability and project formulation.

LAURA DE LA HOZ
REGIONAL MANAGER, LATAM

Laura works with both public and private sector clients in Colombia, Peru, Chile and Mexico, managing our portfolio in the region. A Public Policy and Development Specialist, she has experience in conflict resolution and negotiation, as well as in project management, strategic planning, financial sustainability and project formulation.

  MIGUEL VARELA RODRÍGUEZ  RESEARCH LEAD  Miguel manages AKTEK’s research portfolio, ensuring the alignment of our technology and methodologies with the latest developments in peacebuilding, conflict resolution and international development. He is a sociologist with extensive experience in peace process support and conflict analysis in Ukraine and the broader European context.

MIGUEL VARELA RODRÍGUEZ
RESEARCH LEAD

Miguel manages AKTEK’s research portfolio, ensuring the alignment of our technology and methodologies with the latest developments in peacebuilding, conflict resolution and international development. He is a sociologist with extensive experience in peace process support and conflict analysis in Ukraine and the broader European context.

  JUAN GONZÁLEZ FRAILE, PhD  DATA SCIENCE LEAD  Juan leads all our efforts on data extraction and analytics. He is a data scientist and researcher, experienced in developing leading-edge solutions on multiple fields, from high energy physics to big data human-computer text interactions.

JUAN GONZÁLEZ FRAILE, PhD
DATA SCIENCE LEAD

Juan leads all our efforts on data extraction and analytics. He is a data scientist and researcher, experienced in developing leading-edge solutions on multiple fields, from high energy physics to big data human-computer text interactions.

  KELSEY BARTON-HENRY  JUNIOR DATA SCIENTIST  Kelsey provides research and analysis support to all our accounts. A development economist, she brings expertise in predictive and analytical models for socio-economic problems. Kelsey previously worked in big data analytics for video streaming services.

KELSEY BARTON-HENRY
JUNIOR DATA SCIENTIST

Kelsey provides research and analysis support to all our accounts. A development economist, she brings expertise in predictive and analytical models for socio-economic problems. Kelsey previously worked in big data analytics for video streaming services.

  PAULA ANDREA TABARES  PROJECT COORDINATOR, LATAM  Paula manages crucial aspects of AKTEK’s diverse technical projects in Latin America. As a specialist in Social Responsibility and Sustainability, she has knowledge and experience in project management and formulation of projects related to sustainable development, social innovation, strategic planning and monitoring and evaluation.

PAULA ANDREA TABARES
PROJECT COORDINATOR, LATAM

Paula manages crucial aspects of AKTEK’s diverse technical projects in Latin America. As a specialist in Social Responsibility and Sustainability, she has knowledge and experience in project management and formulation of projects related to sustainable development, social innovation, strategic planning and monitoring and evaluation.

  MIKE EARP  STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT MANAGER  Mike is a strategic advisor, analyst and optimist with a passion for high-impact, emerging and disruptive technologies. He works on developing and maintaining strategic alliance partners operating across the Sub-Saharan African region.

MIKE EARP
STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Mike is a strategic advisor, analyst and optimist with a passion for high-impact, emerging and disruptive technologies. He works on developing and maintaining strategic alliance partners operating across the Sub-Saharan African region.

  PAVLO SHAPOVAL  MEDIA ANALYST  A foreign correspondent for Deutsche Welle (DW) and formerly International Business Times in Kyiv, Pavlo has been monitoring the Ukraine crisis closely since 2013. He runs qualitative analysis and quality assurance on insights generated by AKTEK software to answer pressing client questions.

PAVLO SHAPOVAL
MEDIA ANALYST

A foreign correspondent for Deutsche Welle (DW) and formerly International Business Times in Kyiv, Pavlo has been monitoring the Ukraine crisis closely since 2013. He runs qualitative analysis and quality assurance on insights generated by AKTEK software to answer pressing client questions.

  PEDRO NETO  FRONT-END SOFTWARE ENGINEER  A former product manager, Pedro’s role involves optimizing the user experience with our tools, making them as customizable and user-friendly as possible. Pedro also leads on guiding the development team in agile methodologies.

PEDRO NETO
FRONT-END SOFTWARE ENGINEER

A former product manager, Pedro’s role involves optimizing the user experience with our tools, making them as customizable and user-friendly as possible. Pedro also leads on guiding the development team in agile methodologies.

  OLIVER WALKER  FRONT-END SOFTWARE ENGINEER  Oli uses his frontend skills to help design and develop AKTEK's tools. He is especialy interested in crafting a great user interface to interact with the tools whilst keeping clean and maintainable code. A host of previous international work experience allows him to quickly adapt to any given situation.

OLIVER WALKER
FRONT-END SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Oli uses his frontend skills to help design and develop AKTEK's tools. He is especialy interested in crafting a great user interface to interact with the tools whilst keeping clean and maintainable code. A host of previous international work experience allows him to quickly adapt to any given situation.

  ÀLVAR PÉREZ  BACKEND SOFTWARE ENGINEER  Àlvar is a backend developer experienced in building robust and scalable software, providing critical services that generate the solid foundation that AKTEK software platforms rely on. Àlvar has previously built a wide range of products from social networks to ERP software, giving him an in-depth knowledge of software development.

ÀLVAR PÉREZ
BACKEND SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Àlvar is a backend developer experienced in building robust and scalable software, providing critical services that generate the solid foundation that AKTEK software platforms rely on. Àlvar has previously built a wide range of products from social networks to ERP software, giving him an in-depth knowledge of software development.