Meet the Coded Minds UAE Team

Omar Farooqui - CEO & President, Coded Minds Global

Omar Farooqui

Founder & President - Coded Minds Global

Omar Farooqui


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.

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John Kao

Senior Advisor, Coded Minds Global

John has been called "Mr. Creativity" and "A Serial Innovator" by The Economist. He is a thought leader, practitioner and advisor, who has played a leading role in the fields of innovation and business creativity for over 30 years. He taught at Harvard Business School for 14 years and also served as visiting faculty at the MIT Media Lab and Stanford. John's belief in the capacities of young people led him to launch EdgeMakers, a learning experience focused on innovative thinking.
Nikhil Augustin

Nikhil Augustin
Finance Manager

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Huda Kanwal Malik
Sales Executive

Fathema Kothawala

Fathema Kothawala
Sales Executive

Mhd Humam Al Kassar - Sales Executive

Mhd Humam Al Kassar
Sales Executive

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Mariya Patanwala
Academic Manager

Ayesha Sheikh

Ayesha Sheikh
Academic Coordinator

Nelma Martine

Nelma Martine
Admin Executive

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