We are really grateful that Zarina has agreed to be a Patron. She has a wealth of experience in the business world, which will be of great value to ROCBaSE and its clients.
Her early career was spent as Head of Finance for global enterprises such as USA TODAY (EMEA), Intercontinental Hotels and Se Banken, during periods of vast change. She became an entrepreneur in 1993 and built a successful business which she sold in 2001 after over 7 years of constant expansion.
She subsequently took her traditional business skills and entrepreneurial spirit into the incubating Technology and Internet sectors and became a fulltime consultant, working mainly with privately owned technology and internet businesses, backed by venture capital. Her roles were to improve operations, build structure, secure funding or leverage their core business. She now works with many other sectors and has a broad portfolio of clients.
Zarina has given lectures on various subjects surrounding the internet and business to various organisations including the Institute Of Directors, Chambers of Commerce, Colleges and via workshops to a varied audience. Zarina runs an online gift business, her Management Consultancy is Maxima Associates, she is a governor of Richmond Upon Thames College and a member of the Twickenham Advisory Panel advising Lord Nicholas True, Leader of the London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames, on the regeneration of Twickenham Town Centre.
She has a Masters in Technology Entrepreneurship from University College, London and London Business School (2008), is a Fellow of the Institute of Consulting and sits on the London Regional Board.