LECTURERS AND MENTORS

Mike Abeyta

Michael Abeyta is a founding member of Akesios and brings extensive knowledge of the Search marketplace. Mike first moved to London from San Francisco to build Inktomi’s European headquarters, and subsequently managed business development for Yahoo! Search Marketing in London. Mike is also of an Angel investment network involved with deal screening and due diligence. He also has extensive experience and a successful career as part of the management team of multiple startups.

Serge Vidal

Serge Vidal has 15 years of experience in accounting and investment banking at leading firms and has delivered courses for global   financial institutions in the City of London and around the world, in the areas of Corporate Finance, Valuation (Industrials and Banks), Financial Modeling, M&A, LBO, Financial     Accounting, Capital Markets, Bank Regulatory Capital, Financial Risks, both in English and French. Serge began his career as a Credit Analyst at Banque Continentale in Luxembourg. He then worked as a Senior Auditor for Deloitte & Touche in Luxembourg; in Investment Banking at Citigroup (ex-Salomon Smith Barney) in    London and New York. 

Joe Ponsonby

Joe Ponsonby runs Levare Capital Ltd., the Dublin-based founding member of LVV Capital.  He has over 17 years of experience in investment banking and strategy consulting, advising a wide range of public and private companies across a number of industry sectors and geographies. Prior to founding Levare Capital Ltd., Joe spent three years at Deutsche Bank, and as a Vice President was instrumental in building the European team for Deutsche Bank. 

Dinis Guarda

He is the Founder and CEO of ZTUDIUM. He created the project BlockchainAge with Derin Cag. He is a guest lecturer at Copenhagen Business School, Group INSEEC – Monaco University, where he leads the digital master course in London, and an active speaker and author in conferences and other educational events and workshops. He is one of the initial shareholders and leading strategy for the fintech social money transfer app Moneymailme.

Arthur Perez

Arthur is an integrated strategist working in East London. He started out as a Brand Strategist with Havas Worldwide Paris on EDF before long-jumping to London, where he won creative and effectiveness awards for his client British Sugar at BD Network. In addition of the energy sector and FMCGs (Coca-Cola, Starbucks, Sony to name a few), Arthur has four years of experience in the automotive industry where he was in charge of the digital strategy for Nissan and Peugeot. In 2014, he became the mentor of Brand Strategy at INSEEC London to share his knowledge with the new generation of marketers.