Phonize Team

Phonize Team

Roy Hanif

The FounderCEO, Roy Hanif is a high impact leader, trained as a design engineer and business leader, two First degrees and a Master’s degree from Winchester University, is a Practitioner in Prince2 and MSP, a Global Award-Winner of Billion Dollar Revenue and C-Sat from Global Silicon Valley tech firms, 20 years as a west coast entrepreneur, angel Investor and investment manager.  A stint in the British Military and Officer Corps. Trusted with high integrity, held 10 years Top Secret DV security clearance as Board Advisor in Central Government and Defense.

Jean-Claude Petter
Director, Co-founder

Jean-Claude is a world-class institutional investor with early technology investments since 2008. He served as MD / Senior Vice President of private Swiss bank Ferrier Lullin, now part of the Julius Baer Group. He has extensive knowledge in finance and has a wide network of -angel investors and investment banking institutions

Charles Vycichl
Director, Legal

Charles, the company’s corporate council, brings 13 years of experience managing the legal departments of major telecommunications providers. He has more than 30 years of experience dealing with projects involving complex international corporate and legal transactions, most recently the European Corporate Counsel for NTT Europe Online.

Rohini Kulkarni

Rohini is an application developer and technology enthusiast to solve real world technology problems. Her understanding of the Mobile UX and entire Mobile experience is unparalleled.

Katy Hui
Chief Marketing Officer

Katy comes from a pure design background. She has developed a creative eye from print to web and everything digital throughout her career. Worked with a vast array of business sectors within integrated and full-service agencies. Her portfolio of work includes Cisco, Motorola Broadband, Texaco, HSBC Investment Bank, Cisco, Goldman Sachs, NYSE, PWC, NHS, Reckitt Benckiser.

Shaun Oster
Sr. Web Developer

Shaun is a Virtual Reality App, and Senior Web Developer. He recently designed the world’s first Virtual Record – A Virtual-Reality Musical experience for Oculus Rift. Shaun has decades of experience managing and hand-developing modern websites with highly-functional user-engagement/interfaces, social media, and SEO. Shaun has developed for many major brands such as Yakult, Dolby Theatre, Hollywood Bowl, ABS, Liz Claiborne, Atari, and many more.


Yu-kai Chou
Advisor, UX Gamification Expert

Yu-kai is rated the #1 Gamification Guru in the World as rated by Leaderboarded. He is a frequent Gamification speaker at Stanford University, Google Inc., Denmark’s Innovation Center, UCLA, and other major organizations.

Dr. Arthur Bienenstock
Advisor, Training & Education Expert

Arthur is a Professor of Applied Physics, Materials Science & Engineering, and Photon Science at Stanford University and Special Assistant for Federal Research Policy to the President of the United States. He is also Senior Policy Advisor for the Association of American Universities and a Member of the International Advisory Council, Free University-Berlin.

Christophe Seefeld
Advisor, M&A Restructuring

Christophe is an independent Swiss consultant based in Dubai (UAE), with extensive experience in servicing UHNWIs. Was General Manager of a multi-billion Single Family Office (SFO) based in Geneva and member of the Board of a Corporate Trust and Director of several privately-owned companies. Christophe was a Banker at Swiss Bank Corporation in Geneva and UBS Zurich, and a Private Banker and Deputy CEO for HSBC Bank in Nassau (Bahamas).

Greg Bair
Global Strategy Director

Greg is a business, finance and marketing consultant, focus primarily on business planning, marketing strategy for US and foreign based firms. He has a degree in Management and a MA in Finance and created over 1000 business plans and Investor Memorandums in the past 10 years. Raising debt and equity totalling $240+ million to fund various ventures. Greg analyzes current marketing efforts and create marketing strategies. SEO, SMM, SEM for both inbound and outbound efforts.

Jasmine S. Oporto
Advisor, Compliance E-Learning

Jasmine is Secretary & Chief Compliance Officer at Aboitiz Power Corp., Secretary, Chief Compliance Officer & Senior VP at Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Inc. Assistant Secretary at Visayan Electric Co., Inc., an Associate at Institute of Corporate Directors /Philippines. A Member at New York State Bar Association, a Member at Philippine Bar Association, Inc. Secretary at Aboitiz Infracapital, Inc., Hijos de F. Escaño, Inc., Luzon Hydro Corp. and Vice President-Legal Affairs at Davao Light & Power Co., Inc.

Mohammed Aweidah
Advisor, Accounting, Audit and Taxation

An alumni of Birzeit University (Palestine), a Partner and COO at Al Zarooni Tureva (Auditing & Consulting). A member of the UAE Accountants & Auditors Association. Mohammed was instrumental in launching a state of the art plastic manufacturing facility in Dubai. An extensive traveller, he enjoys learning about new trends. He has good stead with a myriad of individuals and companies and has established a presence in the UAE by helping to navigate the increasingly complex bureaucratic system.

His Excellency Pierre-Jean Gire
Expert with International Organizations

Pierre-Jean is a Senior Advisor of several worldwide international organizations, in the area of education, higher education, and humanitarian action, an Expert of the European Commission and a Special Advisor of the Pontifical Commission. Pierre Jean is also Chairman of the International Bureau for Cyber Security in Geneva.