About Coded Minds
Coded Minds is a global iSTEAM and Leadership Development education technology company that is empowering the next generation of leaders with the skills to be successful in the 21st century. Children, youth, and the adults who inspire them, require a stimulating and nurturing environment to be able to develop the skills required for a successful future. Our programs and curriculum are designed to provide quality, developmentally appropriate, interactive iSTEAM experiences, and care to children of all backgrounds all around the world.
Coded Minds is a global iSTEAM Leadership company that is empowering millions of children in different parts of the world.
Engage children, youth, and the adults who inspire them, in creative iSTEAM learning experiences that ignite curiosity, foster relationships and competencies with Human/Technology interactions, while building a diverse community of capable learners through empowered play.
To be the revolutionary platform of choice for educating the next generation of leaders in the 21st century.
We believe that education needs to be fun, innovative, purpose driven, human-centered, and iSTEAM focused.
To bring iSTEAM or Leadership Development to your school, institution, or organization please contact us below.
Meet the Team
Founder & Chairman
Founder & President, Coded Minds Global
Omar Farooqui is an entrepreneur, investor, and startup enthusiast. He is the Founder & President of Coded Minds. Wanting to disrupt the education industry from the ground up, not just through pedagogy but also price, through his vision of merging public and private education as one. With this mission, he created Coded Minds in 2017. Omar is a careered finance professional in a previous life spanning two decades. His two previous ventures were Green Sands Equity out of San Francisco and previously CapInvest (latterly CI Holdings), which was a joint initiative with the asset management arm of United Overseas Bank Singapore. He was also on the Mutual Funds Board of Saudi Fransi Capital for several years. His corporate life was split between Algebra Capital, Deutsche Bank & NCB Capital out of Saudi Arabia. An avid tennis player, he invests and ventures through his investment vehicle, Five Rivers Holdings.
Head of Operations
Head of Canada Operations
Nikolas Cavalheiro Zetouni holds a MSc in Laboratory Medicine and Pathology focused in Environmental Toxicology and a BSc in Biological Sciences.
For 8 years, Nikolas taught Sciences and Biology in his home country, Brazil, achieving 3 "Best Teacher Awards" in 3 different schools. Understanding how education can change people's lives, Nikolas founded and operated his own school for 3 years, preparing undereducated students for Brazil's university admission exams.
Once in Canada, he changed career paths and obtained a MSc in Medical Sciences, another passion of his. During his 4 years at the University of Alberta, Nikolas won 8 research presentation awards, acted as a formal mentor to new students, and participated in 2 teaching assistantship programs. After working in food analysis and oil and gas laboratories, Nikolas realized how much he missed education and put a lot of effort in going back to it.
Currently, he works for Coded Minds Canada, in Calgary, AB, as the Head of Operations. Whenever he have free time, Nikolas develops innovative in-person and online courses, curriculum, acts as a subject expert in online delivery and creates engaging activities for Coded Minds' students.
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Sami has extensive experience working with leadership in various government organizations in UAE (DEWA) and now Canada (City of Ottawa) on strategic planning, strategy reviews, performance management. He has also worked on various process improvement and business process management initiatives, digital transformation and data analyticsprojects, enterprise risk management and business continuity programs. While working with the leadership teams, he has helped themdevelop foresight and look at transformingthe way public sectors deliver services. In recognition of his work, he has received several awards and was recently nominated as New and Emerging Leader at the City of Ottawa where hecurrently leads their strategic planning process. Sami enjoysgoing on adventures and connecting with naturewhile exploringnew trails and environments, whether its through hiking, running, or going on his bicycle.
Sami has an MBA from Coventry University (UK) and is certified in Lean Green Belt and as a Balanced Scorecard Professional.
Executive Director, Business Operations
Executive Director, Business Operations
For three years, Lin has been with Coded Minds Canada, encouraging growth and understanding in tomorrow's leaders. Through her efforts, Coded Minds has been able to build and maintain programs that exceed Alberta licencing standards.
From an educational standpoint, she has two Bachelor's degrees from Nipissing University. The first, a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in English; the second, a Bachelor of Education specializing in primary/junior division, or K through Grade 6.
On the personal side of things, Lin was a full time teacher and part time after school educator, but after the recession resulted in numerous cuts to the education industry, Lin sought a different kind of opportunity to continue encouraging growth in youth. This led her to Coded Minds, where her adaptability and problem solving skills have helped her grow in a company that she believes in and is passionate for.
She knows that a proper education with strong leaders is what this world needs, which has led her to believe another mantra: "We rise by lifting others."
Email Lin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior Area Manager, Operations
Area Manager, Programming
Sales and Marketing Manager
Ola is a Sales and Marketing Professional and Wellness Entrepreneur. Ola holds a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Psychology and a diverse scope of work experience spanning various sectors including: charities, insurance, financial services, and nutrition and fitness. Ola is passionate about personal development and making an impact in the world; in fact, she believes that is her purpose in life. Growing up as an immigrant and raised in a single parent household with three other children, Ola understands the importance of education and the innate ability it has to empower and elevate individuals beyond their circumstances. Her upbringing and personal mindset growth has made her who she is today. With over eight years of experience in Sales and Business Development, people often wonder why Ola chose a degree in Psychology. The reason is because Ola is enamoured with the intricacies of the human thought process. The edge Ola possesses is her eagerness to understand what the client’s wants and needs are and to deliver on them. Notwithstanding, her commitment to listening and solving problems. As the newest member to the Coded Minds Canada managerial team, Ola adds her impregnable leadership, speaking and presentation skills to the organization. She also brings her professional sales experience, marketing know-how and her ability to build lasting relationships to the Coded Minds organization in order to help expand Coded Minds territories and make an impact in more lives nationally and around the world.