Our Team

Meet Our Team

We are passionate about collaboration, innovation and scaling innovating start-up solutions in the aviation, travel and tourism space.

Intelak Team

Mia Jafari

Mia
Jafari

Hub & Programme Manager at Intelak

Mia believes entrepreneurship is at the heart of economic growth and collaboration between corporates and startups create a culture of innovation that is critical for building a sustainable future.

Mia leads Intelak’s programmes and the plethora of events and activities Intelak runs and designs and leads workshops in creative thinking, resilience and lean design.  Mia is passionate about creativity, human-centred design, art of hosting and building strategic partnerships that bring about the future of business forward.

Tarun Krishna

Tarun
Krishna

Digital Storyteller & Community Catalyst at Intelak

Tarun is the co-founder of trift.io which is a conscious tourism startup launched at Intelak in 2018 that creates bespoke online content for intrepid travellers and supports economic growth for local communities. Tarun is a workshop facilitator and a community builder in the local startup ecosystem and the led organiser and designer for Techstars Startup Weekend. Tarun is passionate about content creation, storytelling and building impactful ecosystems.

Gustavo Carriconde

Gustavo
Carriconde

Startup Coach & Mentor

Gustavo is a seasoned pilot, start-up coach and investor and founder of startupspace.io, an accelerator program for marketplaces. Gustavo is the co-founder and podcast host at ResumoCast which is the fastest growing startup podcast in Portuguese. As a serial entrepreneur and startup coach Gustavo is passionate about financial modelling, business planning, and corporate innovation and acceleration within the aviation space.

Management Team

Salah Makkouk

Salah
Makkouk

Incubators & Accelerators Manager at the Emirates Group

Karim Qassoud

Karim
Qassoud

Associate at Dubai Tourism

Faisal Khan

Faisal
Khan

Director of Destination Development at Dubai Tourism

Chuck Shatley

Chuck
Shatley

Senior Manager Consulting Services at Accenture

Keenan Hamza

Keenan
Hamza

Vice President Technology Futures & Innovation at the Emirates Group

Nitin Reddy

Nitin
Reddy

Senior Manager at Accenture

Roberto Croci

Roberto
Croci

Managing Director, Microsoft for Startups MEA