Loubna Bazine CEO
Loubna is an experienced finance professional. She started at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Credit Agricole, and held Director positions at Standard Chartered Bank and Mitsubishi UFJ Securities. Loubna holds a M.A. in Mathematics of Finance from Columbia University (N.Y.C.) and a B.Sc. in Mathematical Engineering from Pierre et Marie Curie University (Paris VI).
Emilian Siemsia CTO & Founder
Emilian is a dynamic and driven technologist. Artificial intelligence, particularly semantic analysis are of special interest to him. For over 15 years he has held many software developer and technical leader roles. Prior to FriendlyScore he ran a software development house. Emilian was educated at Wroclaw University of Technology, he holds a Master of Science in Automation and Robotics.
Alistar Forbes Mercia Nominee Board Member
Alistair brings technical and business leadership experience to the team. He has created, built and sold start up software businesses and held general management roles in larger companies that have attained global leadership positions in their industry sector. As a private investor and advisor, he has worked both formally and informally with numerous software businesses in the UK and internationally.
Nicolo Petrone Advisor
Nicolo is leading the global expansion of MEDICI. Prior to MEDICI, he has developed a strong corporate finance background working for a leading Italian boutique consulting Firm. He is an international Economist with a BA degree from Italian University Federico II. He has an MA degree in International Business from Hult International Business School (SF) and a specialisation in Business Analytics at the Wharton Business School.
Francis Darby Chief Data Scientist
Prior to joining FriendlyScore, Francis worked at FICO for 2 years in their San Rafael, California office as a Lead Analytic Consultant. His role there involved delivering analytic solutions to financial institutions across the Americas in scorecard development for credit risk and fraud. He also has 4 years’ experience working for Barclays Bank in credit risk modelling in both London and New York City where he helped to develop regulatory models (Basel and IFRS9) for their retail lending businesses in Europe, Africa and the USA. Francis holds an MSc in Business Analytics from Imperial College Business School and a BSc in Mathematics from Cardiff University.
Peter Bowles Data Scientist
Prior to joining FriendlyScore, Peter worked at Lloyds Banking Group for 4 years in both quantitative and managerial roles within the Risk division. His work spanned model development, technical validation and oversight, and his achievements included building the Bank’s first Financial Literacy model and successfully delivering several high profile mortgage remediation projects whilst acting as project lead. Peter holds a PhD in Mathematics and has published several peer-reviewed papers in the field of Quantum Mechanics. He also holds an MSc in Theoretical Particle Physics and a BSc in Physics.
Deepak Bhatia Senior Product Developer
Deepak is a mobile developer, with a speciality in Android & Java development. Prior to joining FriendlyScore, Deepak worked as developer consultant to companies implementing Android applications. He has also worked 2 years at the University of Surrey as a Sr.Resnet Advisor, working in identifying, troubleshooting & resolving networking issues at the University residences. Deepak achieved a Masters in Advanced Computer Science from the University of St. Andrews, UK.