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Our Team

Connectif Technology Limited is a financial technology solutions provider to the Islamic finance industry, taking a disruptive approach to the market by delivering innovative, market-wide solutions.


David Potter



David has over 30 years of financial services and fintech experience, in a variety of executive director roles.


David has spent the last 12 years in the Islamic finance industry on the boards of both an Islamic bank as COO and a founding director, and latterly a market intermediary where he was responsible for strategic business development. Having in-depth knowledge in delivering added-value technology solutions throughout his career, both internally and to clients externally. David is keen to utilise his experience to deliver an industry-changing, market-wide solution in the Islamic finance arena.

Karim Chouchanne

Chief Executive Officer


Karim has broad executive experience in Islamic Banking and Finance. With extensive hands-on experience across all areas including; Retail banking, SME banking, Micro-finance, Trade finance, Treasury and Corporate and Investment Banking; in both business development as well as banking support roles, acquired within commercial banks such as Société Générale and BNP Paribas and within the multilateral Islamic development bank (IsDB).


Karim has an excellent understanding of banking technology solutions and the fintech market in general. Before joining Connectif, Karim was Senior Executive Advisor and Chief commercial officer at an Islamic bank in the Caribbean.


Anum Siddiqi



Anum has spent her career to date in Islamic finance working for a market intermediary in both senior business development and product development roles, with principal responsibility for the development and roll out of the company’s award-winning technology platform.


Anum has an enviable record of business development in new markets, spanning over 10 years, and comprehensive experience in the provision, delivery and management of systems development, focused on delivering the most efficient fintech solutions to clients.

Advisory Board

Our advisory board has been formed to offer advice and assistance to the company through all stages of its development, and is made up of individuals with vast experience in their specific area of expertise.


Colin Day


With more than 30 years of experience in the financial services and financial technology sectors, Colin has an excellent track record of building and operating high-performing, go-to-market functions in the world of Martech, Financial Services and Fintech.


Colin is acting as VP of Global Marketing Operations for the world’s largest FinTech company, FIS. 


Colin is an active non-executive director on a number of boards in addition to providing advisory and interim leadership services through his consulting business, Magnetic North Associates.


Tariq Farooq


With extensive experience in treasury management, money markets and foreign exchange, Tariq has accumulated a broad and wide-ranging set of treasury and financial market skills over an extensive career in financial services, having worked for some of the leading Banks in the U.K.


Tariq is a Chartered Banker who holds a Masters degree in Banking and Finance, a Masters degree in Islamic finance, and a Bachelors degree in Aerospace Engineering.


Azhar Khan


With extensive experience as a Chief Financial Officer and well-regarded Islamic finance expertise, Azhar has a broad range of experience in financial services over a distinguished career.


Azhar's background includes being a founding member of the management team at two reputable Islamic banks in the UK. 


Azhar is a board member and advisor for a number of global companies.

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