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The Team

Our team based in the UK and South Africa, has over 100 years of collective experience in custom IT projects.

Our Board

Our Board has worked together for over 15 years and bring a diverse range of industry knowledge, experience, entrepreneurship and track record of building high performance teams and running successful global software businesses.

Kali Bagary CEO

A successful entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in IT and business, specialising in business growth in the UK and South Africa.

Responsible for the overall strategy and direction of the business, networking and building relationships with investors, customers and partners.

Derives satisfaction from taking a hand in development and improvement, mentoring high-performance teams and advising Boards.


Aju Alexander COO

An Electronics Engineer with a Post-Graduate degree in Business Management and a track record in delivering IT solutions across a range of global businesses.

Aju is responsible for client relationships, the successful delivery of their projects and business operations. His role is to bring out the best in the team, ultimately assisting clients in maximising their business value through digital transformation by adopting innovative technologies.


Jas Bagary CFO

BA(Hons) in Accounting, ACA, PGcert, with 21 years of experience in corporate Finance as a financial consultant and auditor and 14 years of experience as a University Principal Lecturer for Accounting.

As Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary Jas is responsible for business planning, financial modelling, accounting, contracts management and payments.


Our Advisors

Our Advisors bring in-depth knowledge and a network of contacts in sectors such as Insurance and Construction, to support The Data Company with its products, sales and marketing strategies.
Gartner and NatWest Accelerator Hub are Industry leading analysts, alongside our memberships with ILAG and SAICB which are supporting the growth and coaching of our business.

Manjit Rana


With over 30 years’ experience of working in the insurance space is highly regarded as an industry thought leader and one of the pioneers of the InsurTech movement. As a leading pioneer in this field, he has led the charge for informing and educating traditional, well-established players to remain relevant by helping to shape new propositions that are more compelling and relevant in a constantly connected, fiercely competitive, radically changing market.

Dr. Tirath Virdee

Data Practice

Data Technology Executive, Director of Artificial Intelligence, Data Evangelist, and co-author of Data Alchemy: The Genesis of Intelligence.

Data is leading to every network being connected, linking users, applications, and ecosystems across blockchain networks using multiple trust layers to facilitate interactions and value creation. However, for businesses undertaking this digital journey, there are significant data, technological and people challenges to address, especially if they are seeking to reinvent existing capabilities. This is the space I operate in. The space that enables the parameterisation, exchange, and monetisation of data.

Bob Childs


Bob has been working in Construction Software since 1983. He brings a wealth of knowledge of both construction industry software &  construction companies in the UK.  Bob has held board level positions with Causeway, Coins & Red Sky & is now working with three specialist software companies to  take their business to the next level.

Our Management Team

Our Management team have years of experience in sales, marketing and project delivery.

Paul Henderson Head of Client & Service Delivery

Paul is an internationally experienced Business Transformation Specialist, PMO, Programme and Senior Project Manager with over 15 years of experience working across the financial services and telecoms sector.

In his current Strategic Account Management and Project Delivery role Paul assists strategic clients with the successful delivery of business improvement projects and programmes that aid with the transformation of business units.

Jags Dhillon Head of Data Practice

Having 15 years of experience in various IT Project Management in the financial services sector, Jags is responsible for the day-to-day management of application development and data warehousing projects for key clients.

He advises on project management methodology, data analytics and machine learning; with a focus on both open-source and proprietary tools with domain knowledge, Jags is able to extract value quickly.

David Elliott Head of Compliance

David has more than 26 years of experience in business development and engineering standards compliance; operations, processes, productivity, efficiency and project management. 

Being a driven and motivated professional with high levels of integrity and broad-based business and industrial experience, David ensures that The Data Company maintains its business culture of professionalism, business integrity, legal compliance and customer satisfaction facilitating a business competitive edge with formal ISO 27001 certification.

Petrie van Eeden Head of Technical Architecture

Hardworking analytical thinker with high attention to detail.
Quick learner – able to grasp complex concepts quickly.
Handles stress effectively – meets tight deadlines in highly pressurized environments.
Encourages teamwork and motivates co-workers through setting an example –contributes to a positive working environment.
Excellent social and interpersonal skills – communicates effectively at all levels.
Problem-solving capabilities, delivery and implementation of solutions tailored to clients’ needs.

Liesl Bowett Head of Marketing

With a strong background in sales and marketing coupled with a passion for all things creative, Liesl is a driven, results-oriented individual. As the brand owner and marketing strategist, she is responsible for elevating the company’s image and driving business growth through innovative digital marketing, event planning, and campaign management.

With nearly 30 years of corporate experience, Liesl has a wealth of knowledge and a track record of success in creating and executing impactful initiatives that resonate with target audiences.

Lisle Thatcher Head of Human Resources

Lisle is a people person with a world of experience having visited 31 countries around the globe.

Lisle has a background in travel and aviation where she developed her leadership skills and the ability to interact with different individuals and adapt to all situations.

Lisle is always eager to learn and broaden her expertise, is confident to carry out any instructions and is able to radiate a positive attitude in her work environment.

Our Team

From developers & testers to business analysts and project leaders. Our team provides extensive knowledge of project sizes, functionalities and business domains.

Jessica De Agrela Project Manager

As a goal-orientated individual – Jessica works very well under pressure with minimum supervision. She is a reliable, hardworking, dedicated/loyal individual.

Jessica makes decisions quickly and independently with minimal escalations with the ability to adapt to new situations. She can interact with all levels of the organisation and the public and is proficient in prioritizing and completing tasks in a timely manner.

A leader with strong interpersonal, communication, problem solving and decision-making skills. Ability to establish and maintain strong alliances; lead and motivate teams; drive projects to completion.

Eleni Sakulias Project Manager

Well-spoken International Project Manager with more than a decade’s experience worldwide. Eleni displays exceptional skills in problem-solving, team building, negotiation, leadership and departmental budgeting. She is able to handle stress effectively – meeting tight deadlines in highly pressurised environments.

A dynamic, driven and accomplished Facilities Manager, which includes strategic, operations, safety and change management. Offering expertise in contract and service level agreement management, implementing safety policies, handling emergency operations, and ensuring bylaws and legislation compliance.

Dylan van Aswegen Business Analyst

Solution Architect with 6+ years’ experience and a BSc in Computer Science from the University of the Western Cape.

I consider myself a life-long learner. I have over 6 years of experience working in I.T. in the Financial services sector.

In my spare time, I enjoy reading and learning about topics that catch my interest and spending time with friends and family.

Herman Vorster Technical Lead | Data

I have been in various data-related positions for Insurance, Loyalty Programs, Flight, Medical, Database Admin etc. for data cleansing, data warehousing, transformation, modelling, data visualisation and head of data for Actuarial, R&D and Bank.

I also have a deep technical background, I understand system design and can write technical documentation.

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