TEAM

Having accrued a number of industry experts over the past 5 years, Mindwave’s combined skill-set has brought the company to the forefront of Digital Health, and has firmly positioned itself as a field leader in the UK.

KUMAR JACOB MBE

Chief Executive Officer

Having started his working life in finance, Kumar switched to general management after achieving an MBA at Cranfield School of Management.

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JOANNA MABEY

HR & Recruitment Lead

Joanna’s career in HR started in computer games 20+ years ago for a Canon company, and more recently for Sony Interactive Entertainment.

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Dr Victoria Betton

Chief Innovation Officer

Victoria has worked in healthcare for 20+ years. She has a Masters in Women’s Studies, Social Work, and a Diploma in Public Sector Relations.

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Shakira Lagrin

Business Support Officer

Shakira joined Mindwave in 2019 and has worked within the administrative sector for 2 years ranging from property to recruitment. 

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Tracy Gascoigne

Financial Controller

Tracy has worked for 20+ years in many finance, operational and project roles including Guardian News & Media, and multiple startups.

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Sarah Welton

Chief Design Officer

Sarah joined the team back in 2016 as a UX and UI designer and has since worked her way up to lead the team. 

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Anouk de Jonge

Design Lead

Anouk completed her design and communication degree in L.A. with her thesis on public signage for the visually, hearing and mobility impaired.

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Ilsa Parry

UX Researcher

Ilsa has 15 years experience as a product design consultant and creative director working across multiple design disciplines.

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Shantel Kadir

UX / UI Designer

Shantel graduated in Birmingham with a Bachelor's degree in Media and Communication.

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Dr Stephen Newhouse

Chief Technology Officer

Prior to joining Mindwave, Steve worked for over 15 years in translational Health/Life Science research.

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Ramesh Murugesan

Development Manager

In the past 5 years Ramesh has gained a vast amount of experience working with employers in the UK, Austria, Australia and India.

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Priyanka Parthiban

Development Lead

Priyanka is a full stack developer with experience building systems architecture, databases, creating APIs and front-end development. 

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Arul Jothy

Development Lead

Arul is a flexible developer with a solid understanding of the fundamentals of programming in general. He adheres to Agile methodologies and best practices of coding to ensure it is easy to maintain.

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Sravan  Kumar

Senior Developer

Sravan is a senior techie with has experience both in front and back end development, having worked in the industry for many years. 

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Aarthi Kootharasan

Front-end Lead

Aarthi completed her MCA in Anna university, working with messenger bots - software used in artificial intelligence to communicate with users.

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SambathKumar Palani

Senior Developer

Sambath joined the Mindwave development team in July 2018 bringing with him years of experience working in multiple technologies for clients.

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Sakthivel Subbarayan

Senior Developer

Sakthivel is a full stack developer with a Bachelor’s Degree from Anna University. 

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Vasu Narayanasamy

Front-end designer

Having completed his Bachelor’s in Electronics and Communication, Vasu has worked for the past 6 years across a wide range of design disciplines.

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Deepak Sivamani

Front-end designer

Deepak began his career in the gaming industry, working on both design and development. 

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Anusuya Ravichandran

Junior Developer

Anusuya completed her MCA at Pondicherry Engineering College (PEC).

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Aparna Rajasekar

Junior Developer

Aparna completed her MCA in Pondicherry Engineering College (PEC).

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Dandapani Dhanusu

Junior Developer

Dandapani has completed his MCA in Anna University. After completing college he started his career with Mediwave as a fresher.

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Sivasubramaniyam.V

Developer

Sivasubramaniyam has done B.Sc. IT in Pondicherry university and has also completed DVM-VFX (Diploma in Multimedia).

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Sumithra Ramachandran

Junior Developer

Sumithra completed her M.Sc Computer Science in Thiruvalluvar University.

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Sathish Kumar 

Junior Developer

Sathish has an MCA from Pondicherry Engineering College (PEC).

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Jayanthi Ravichandran

Senior Tester

Jayanthi started her career in UI designing. After a very short span, she moved into Software Testing.

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Sangavi Vijayaraghavan

Senior Tester

After completing her B.E. CSE, Sangavi worked as a Software Test engineer in E-orchids tech Solutions Private Ltd., Chennai. She has also done her MBA in Human Resource Management.

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Dr Janak Gunatilleke

Chief Operating Officer

Janak has worked for 14 years in healthcare in a variety of clinical, operational and consulting roles.

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Katy Edwards

PHR Product Manager

Following 13 years in recruitment, Katy has been working with healthcare organisations since 2015 in a number of different roles.

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Elle Long

Apps and Services Product Manager

After studying French, Spanish & Mandarin at Newcastle University, Elle worked for 8 years in Account Management and Project Management roles.

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Aishwaryaa Ravi

Mediwave Project Manager

Completing her MBA in 2013 with specialisms in HR and Marketing, Aishwaryaa has 5+ years experience in management across various sectors. 

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Mahad Alassow

Project Manager

With a background in healthcare and technology, Mahad has a passion for work that fuses the two together to improve overall patient care.

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Iulia Pirv

Project Support

With an honours degree in Business and Law, Iulia is now studying for her Masters in International Project Management.

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Mani Selvam

Mediwave Office Administrator

Mani has an MBA degree in Finance & Human Resource from Anna University.

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KUMAR JACOB MBE

Chief Executive Officer

Having started his working life in finance, Kumar switched to general management after achieving an MBA at Cranfield School of Management.

He has been in computer games for over 20 years and is a founder director of dRi, a company specialising in virtual and augmented reality experiences.

Kumar has a strong background in healthcare, having worked within a number of mental health charities, and helping to set up SH:24, an online sexual health service where he is a non-executive director. Kumar is also the Chair of Trustees of Age Exchange, a small charity committed to improving health and wellbeing among older people.

Kumar loves to spend his weekends cooking delicious South Indian food - and often treats the team to spicy Kiribath breakfasts!

Joanna Mabey

HR & Recruitment Lead

Joanna’s career in HR started in computer games 20+ years ago for a Canon company, and more recently for Sony Interactive Entertainment.

Joanna also has experience of working within HR and Recruitment at a senior level in multiple startup companies - evolving company culture, growing the team and supporting senior management teams.

At Mindwave, Joanna is responsible for HR and Recruitment. Her interest and passion for supporting business growth by expanding the team and harnessing the company culture working closely with the management team.

Outside work Joanna is kept busy with her own team - 3 little boys and puppy Maggie who all enjoy exploring in the woods, playing in the park and making regular trips to the beaches on the Isle of Wight.

Dr Victoria Betton

Chief Innovation Officer

Victoria has worked in healthcare for 20+ years. She has a Masters in Women’s Studies, Social Work, and a Diploma in Public Sector Relations.

Her doctoral research was on the theme of mental health and online social networks. She is a member of the HIMSS UK Advisory Board, Leeds City Region Digital Board, and a trustee for Solace, a refugee and asylum seeker charity.

Victoria is responsible for helping Mindwave keep at the forefront of innovation; she leads on PR and marketing along with developing the business and collaborating with partners.

She is co-author of Teen Mental Health in an Online World and you can find her “Pets as Therapy” dog on Instagram @bibithepatdog. She is a regular runner and currently training for the 2020 London marathon. 

Shakira Lagrin

Business Support Officer

Shakira joined Mindwave in 2019 and has worked within the administrative sector for 2 years ranging from property to recruitment. 

She has gained A-level qualifications in Business Studies, Psychology and Product Design.

Supporting for the CEO and Founder of Mindwave Kumar Jacob, her tasks include managing his diary, day to day activities and general support for the company. 

Out of work hours, Shakira spends her time being creative by painting and drawing still life and still has enough time to make and create new food recipes!

Tracy Gascoigne

Financial Controller

Tracy has worked for 20+ years in many finance, operational and project roles including Guardian News & Media, and multiple startups.

At Mindwave, Tracy is responsible for the finance operation including financial reporting, business budgeting & forecasting. Her passion for startups and her cross-functional business experience ensures that we have the financial information at hand to make effective decisions to grow the business.

Outside work, Tracy enjoys getting lost on long forest walks with the family (& Teddy the dog) that usually end in a nice beer garden!

Sarah Welton

Chief Design Officer

Sarah joined the team back in 2016 as a UX and UI designer and has since worked her way up to lead the team. 

Sarah’s work as a UX and UI designer has always tended to focus heavily on health and not-for-profit projects, which is what led her to her join the Mindwave team. Her primary goal is to create products and services that benefit, empower and enable users - and as such, she champions research and discovery as a key phase of any design process.

Sarah is experienced across the entire project life-cycle, from engaging with users and refining requirements, through to the final polishing of the interface.

After hours, Sarah loves growing vegetables in her garden, and illustrating animal-inspired prints. The occasional Netflix-binge marathon also doesn't go amiss...! 

Anouk de Jonge 

Design Lead

Anouk completed her design and communication degree in L.A. with her thesis on public signage for the visually, hearing and mobility impaired.

Anouk has a proven track record of delivering effective global campaigns whilst working at international agencies and in-house design departments. She has helped drive businesses in their creative direction and has worked with diverse clients from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to Fortune 500 companies. Anouk specialises in branding and has a passion for understanding the DNA of a brand and seeing it through across all touch-points, emphasising the integrated user experience.

At Mindwave, Anouk is leading the day-to-day design work to ensure brand and pixel perfection for all of our clients.

Anouk loves fashion & artisan crafts, and does a fine art painting class on Sunday. She is currently working part-time on her Technology focussed MBA and is passionate about climate issues and corporate sustainability. On Saturday mornings, you may find her with her black lab at the local farmer’s market in Primrose Hill, or out for a long walk on the Heath.

Ilsa Parry

UX Researcher

Collaborating with high profile clients in both commercial and academic contexts, she is passionate about creating immersive, multi-sensory, experiences which enhance user engagement through divergent thinking and meaningful insight.

Ilsa has 15 years experience as a product design consultant and creative director working across multiple design disciplines, collaborating with high profile clients in both commercial and academic contexts. She is passionate about creating immersive, multi-sensory, experiences which enhance user engagement through divergent thinking and meaningful insight. 

Ilsa joins Mindwave at the front end of product development as a research strategist to inform design concept, interface and functionality through a human centred approach. Her advanced specialist knowledge of innovation and iterative processes results in culturally relevant, desirable and economically viable solutions that leave lasting impact.

Away from the desk, Ilsa continues to tinker with physical product invention and holds patents in the US and UK.​ She is also a percussionist in a global samba reggae band and loves to travel. ​You may even have seen her on the telly!

Shantel Kadir

UX / UI Designer

Shantel graduated in Birmingham with a Bachelor's degree in Media and Communication.

She then moved to London and went on to gather over 6 years of experience in market research mainly for the public sector, whilst also freelancing as a graphic designer. 

Passionate about design as much as she is about making a positive contribution to society; this role was made for her! As the UX/UI designer at Mindwave Shantel utilises her wide skill set and knowledge from planning and conducting user research, creating wireframes, prototypes and UI, to conducting usability testing.

Outside of work Shantel run’s an inclusive party in East London called ‘Vibrate’. You can usually spot her cycling to work with either purple, blue or pink hair (it changes every month).

Dr Stephen Newhouse 

Chief Technology Officer

Prior to joining Mindwave, Steve worked for over 15 years in translational Health/Life Science research.

Steve has worked collaboratively with SMEs, the NHS and Genomics England and Pharmaceutical companies and helping to bridge the gap between academia and industry. 

Steve started out as a Molecular Biologist/Geneticist and quickly moved into the world of applied “Data Science” after finishing his PhD. During his time as working Bioinformatician / Data Scientist, he stumbled on the world of DevOps, Docker, Kubernetes, Cloud Computing, Open-Source and more, and never looked back.

At Mindwave, Steve is responsible for the strategic planning and oversight of all aspects of the business information systems and technological direction. Steve works closely with the entire team and external clients to help to define and deliver new digital products and enhancements on-time, on-budget and on-spec. By keeping on top of industry trends and emerging technologies, Steve helps the business stay competitive and makes sure that the IT infrastructure and digital property is fully operational, continuously improving and fully compliant to industry standards.

At home, his wife and daughter keep him busy and happy and away from the computer. Steve is an MS warrior, a member of the “house of bash”, and enjoys bouldering with the family, occasional bouts of exertion at the Gym and the Great Outdoors (when he can, with the family).

Ramesh Murugesan

Development Manager

In the past 5 years Ramesh has gained a vast amount of experience working with employers in the UK, Austria, Australia and India. 

As a freelancer he has also worked for clients across the United States and Canada. Ramesh’s agility has enabled him to work both on his own as well as lead teams working on various frameworks and languages making it a priority to keep updated on the latest programming technologies.

Ramesh now leads the Mindwave development team as our Development Manager.

He is a Life Liver and a Coffee Addict! He loves to learn new intriguing stuff and in his spare time, stunt doubles for The Hulk!

Priyanka Parthiban

Development Lead

Priyanka is a full stack developer with experience building systems architecture, databases, creating APIs and front-end development. 

At Mindwave, Priyanka develops android and ios mobile applications and web applications using various frameworks, CMS and databases.

In her spare time, Priyanka loves to indulge herself in creative activities such as crafts, learning to play musical instruments and gardening.

Arul Jothy

Development Lead

Arul is a flexible developer with a solid understanding of the fundamentals of all aspects of programming. 

He adheres to Agile methodologies and best practices of coding to ensure his code and platforms are easy to maintain. Being passionate about code and technology, Arul is motivated by new challenges, always learning new tricks, and trying to stay on top of the latest trends and technologies.

Arul at Mindwave aids development and support for both front and back-end.

In his free time, Arul like to watch movies with friends. He is a big fan of Marvel movies and loves to watch Netflix series. His all time favourite series are Friends and Sherlock Holmes. Arul also enjoys playing video games and drawing.

Sravan  Kumar

Senior Developer

Sravan is a senior techie with has experience both in front and back end development, having worked in the industry for many years. 

He has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer application. He likes keeping himself up to date with the latest coding and new technologies and loves to share his knowledge with all.

As a senior developer at Mindwave, Sravan supports both front and back-end development of websites and apps, and is hot on quality assurance!

He loves spending his free time with family and friends and is an ardent fan of cricket and movies. He also likes to explore his culinary skills from time to time.

Aarthi Kootharasan

Front-end Lead

Aarthi completed her MCA in Anna university, working with messenger bots - software used in artificial intelligence to communicate with users.

At Mindwave, Aarthi works on front-end development using various frameworks, and is also key in any CMS work. Her vast knowledge of Android and iOS systems helps her work on the front-end for hybrid application development. 

At home, Aarthi likes to play chess, tennis and often volunteers at the local orphanage for events during special occasions.

SambathKumar Palani

Senior Developer

Sambath joined the Mindwave development team in July 2018 bringing with him years of experience working in multiple technologies for clients. 

Sambath is a tech geek by nature who simply will not take no for an answer when it comes to finding the best technical solution.

At Mindwave, he is involved in development and support for node or python based applications.

Sambath spends his time outside of work learning more about technology, going to the movies, helping his friend at a local non-profit organisation and swimming during the weekends.

Sakthivel Subbarayan

Senior Developer

Sakthivel is a full stack developer with a Bachelor’s Degree from Anna University. 

He has experience working on numerous challenging projects for startups and SME’s across the UK and India. His coding does most of the talking for him, and rather than problems he aims to bring solutions to the discussion table.

At Mindwave, Sakthivel develops mobile and web applications using various frameworks, CMS and databases.

Sakthivel likes to spend time challenging his arithmetic skills solving sudoku and other puzzles. He enjoys cycling with his friends along the coast and through forests.

Vasu Narayanasamy

Front-end designer

Having completed his Bachelor’s in Electronics and Communication, Vasu has worked for the past 6 years across a wide range of design disciplines. 

He has a great deal of experience in both web and app user experience and user interface design, as well as creating augmented reality and virtual reality experiences.

Vasu takes care of all of our design needs during the development process.

During his spare time you’ll find him exploring and meeting new people whilst capturing moments with his Poco F1. He believes that photography can teach us a lot about visual impression and storytelling as part of the various phases of life.

Deepak Sivamani

Front-end designer

Deepak began his career in the gaming industry, working on both design and development. 

He later moved into technology software design and development. Deepak has gained years of experience working on UI/UX projects and front-end design at multiple agencies.

At Mindwave he works as a front end developer and has been heavily involved with virtual reality in accordance with various mental health projects.

Outside of work Deepak spends his weekend playing cricket for his local team, playing badminton, watching hours of cricket on TV and making sure he watches all the latest movies at the cinema.

Anusuya Ravichandran

Junior Developer

Anusuya completed her MCA at Pondicherry Engineering College (PEC).

At home, Anusuya invests her time in making handicraft products. She likes to play kabaddi and carrom board.

Aparna Rajasekar

Junior Developer

Aparna completed her MCA in Pondicherry Engineering College (PEC).

She loves watching movies, spending time with family, and is always eager to learn new things. 

Dandapani Dhanusu

Junior Developer

Dandapani has completed his MCA in Anna University. After completing college he started his career with Mediwave as a fresher.

Dandapani works as a full stack developer across various frameworks and building databases, APIs and front-end development.

After work he likes to play cricket and kabbadi every weekend. He also loves singing Hariharan's songs (Hariharan is a renowned Indian playback and ghazal singer) and dancing.

Sivasubramaniyam.V

Developer

Sivasubramaniyam has done B.Sc. IT in Pondicherry university and has also completed DVM-VFX (Diploma in Multimedia). He has been working for 5 years in UX and UI designing, CRM, ERP Back-End-Development and technical support.

At Mediwave, Siva works in Front end development across various frameworks and CMS.

He likes to spend his spare time in social activities, play games and watching anime series.

Sumithra Ramachandran

Junior Developer

Sumithra completed her M.Sc Computer Science in Thiruvalluvar University.

At home, she is interested in making handmade jewelry, playing chess and is always curious to learn new things!

Jayanthi Ravichandran

Senior Tester

Jayanthi started her career in UI designing. After a very short span, she moved into Software Testing. Jayanthi has over 3 years of experience in manual & automation Software Testing, as well as mobile app testing. She has been a Senior Test Engineer and has hands on experience in handling multiple projects and has lead her team.

At Mediwave, Jayanthi works as Senior Software tester and has been involved with focus on unit testing, security testing and performance testing using various tools to ensure efficiency and quality.

She spends her leisure time in reading books, watching movies and series.

Sangavi Vijayaraghavan

Senior Tester

After completing her B.E. CSE, Sangavi worked as a Software Test engineer in E-orchids tech Solutions Private Ltd., Chennai. She has also done her MBA in Human Resource Management.

Sangavi is working with us as a Senior software Tester in Mediwave Digital. She has been ardently learning and working towards implementing new technologies in automation.

At her leisure, she loves cooking. Being a philanthropist, Sangavi's passion is to serve food to people living on the streets, volunteering in an NGO called 'Direction for Volunteers and Kingmakers Employment Service' providing carrier guidance, road safety awareness and educational support. She also volunteers to plant trees in neighbouring villages, schools and colleges.

Sathish Kumar

Junior Developer

Sathish has an MCA from Pondicherry Engineering College (PEC).

In his spare time, he plays Volleyball, Cricket and Carrom.

Dr Janak Gunatilleke

Chief Operating Officer

Janak has worked for 14 years in healthcare in a variety of clinical, operational and consulting roles.

With experience in the NHS, SMEs, as well as large corporates such as Accenture, Janak also has an MBA from the University of Cambridge and is currently working towards a MSc in Data Science, Technology and Innovation.

At Mindwave, Janak is responsible for managing the operations and helping the growth of the company. He works with the team to ensure that projects are delivered to time, cost and quality. Janak’s clinical background and experience working with the NHS and technology helps him work effectively with clients to identify opportunities where technology can have the greatest impact.

At home, his kids keep him busy and when he can, Janak tries to play some tennis in an attempt to keep (vaguely) fit!

Katy Edwards

PHR Product Manager

Following 13 years in recruitment, Katy has been working with healthcare organisations since 2015 in a number of different roles. 

These roles proved that good organisational skills add value to any organisation, and enabled her to pick up new skills and projects quickly and adapt to new environments.

Katy initially joined Mindwave in a freelance capacity to help deliver Healthlocker - our first personal health record, but quickly became our resident PHR expert and joined as a permanent member of the team in 2017. She is now responsible for managing our Personal Health Records programme across a number of NHS trusts around the UK.

Outside work, Katy goes by the name Tawny Owl, running a Brownie pack in West London and chairing a committee who run a small centre for use by Brownies and Guides. She also enjoys all kinds of arts & crafts.

Elle Long

Apps and Services Product Manager

After studying French, Spanish & Mandarin at Newcastle University, Elle worked for 8 years in Account Management and Project Management roles.

Her experience spans travel, events and charity sectors, for companies such as Airbnb and The Children’s Society. Elle is a certified Agile Scrum Master, and is passionate about User Centred Design.

At Mindwave, Elle manages a variety of projects covering websites, mobile applications, and emerging technologies such as VR. Elle works closely with the developers and designers to translate user needs into tangible features for development, whilst managing relationships with clients.

Outside of work, Elle is either planning her next overseas adventure, learning a new language, or trying out a new recipe.

Aishwaryaa Ravi

Mediwave Project Manager

Completing her MBA in 2013 with specialisms in HR and Marketing, Aishwaryaa has 5+ years experience in management across various sectors. 

Her role at Mindwave involves liaising between the developers and the rest of the team to ensure that the projects are completed and delivered on time.

She best describes herself as sincere, friendly, curious and ambitious, and loves her best buddy, Jamie, a German shepherd who was rescued from a breeder. Aishwaryaa keeps herself occupied in her free time by volunteering at orphanages, old age homes and animal welfare organisations.

Mahad Alassow

Project Manager

With a background in healthcare and technology, Mahad has a passion for work that fuses the two together to improve overall patient care.

Working in sectors from finance to digital, Mahad has always worked closely with suppliers and clients to ensure the success of his projects. 

Having joined Mindwave in October 2019 as a Project Manager for PHRs, he is now responsible for managing our Personal Health Records programme across a number of NHS trusts around the UK. 

Outside of work, Mahad enjoys all things sports and is a regular badminton player at his local leisure centre. Also, an avid NFL fan, he has visited Wembley several times to see the best American Football has to offer.

Iulia Pirv

Project Support

With an honours degree in Business and Law, Iulia is now studying for her Masters in International Project Management.

In addition to her degree, she also brings a strong background spanning 6 years in business and utilises these skills to support the team on a wide range of projects.

At Mindwave, Iulia is responsible for providing research, reports and documentation to support the projects. She works mainly with the project managers, organising events and liaising with the company’s stakeholders.

Hailing from the beautiful mountain regions of Transylvania, Iulia has a thirst for adventure and likes to travel and experience different cultures, meet new people and most of all try new food!

Mani Selvam

Mediwave Office Administrator

Mani has an MBA degree in Finance & Human Resource from Anna University.

Before joining Mindwave, he worked for 3 years in HDFC Bank as Junior Officer. At Mindwave, Mani helps coordinating office activities and operations to secure efficiency.

Outside work, Mani spends his time playing chess and designing in photoshop.