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Asian tech pioneers list by charity Diversity UK includes two people with connections to Cambridge Judge Business School.

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Two people associated with Cambridge Judge Business School were included in a list of 20 Asian tech pioneers by the equality and inclusion charity Diversity UK. The list “celebrates diversity in the digital sector with a focus on disruptive technologies”.

Hanadi Jabado.
Hanadi Jabado

Those included were:

  • Hanadi Jabado, Managing Director of CMS Ventures, the investment arm of China-based pharmaceutical firm China Medical System, which has a life sciences co-operation agreement with Cambridge Judge
  • Ilyas Khan, CEO and founder of Cambridge Quantum Computing, which develops tools for the commercialisation of quantum computing, who is a Cambridge Judge Business School Honorary Ambassador and Fellow.

The list said Hanadi Jabado, former Director of Enterprise at Cambridge Judge, has “supported early-stage businesses across a range of sectors with a focus on healthcare and technology”, and had helped the creation and scale of 180 young ventures as founding director of the Accelerate Cambridge programme at Cambridge Judge.

Ilyas Khan.
Ilyas Khan

The list said llyas Khan, who was founding Chairman of The Stephen Hawking Foundation and a Fellow of St Edmund’s College, played an influential role in establishing the Accelerate Cambridge programme at Cambridge Judge and is a “regular and extensive writer and commentator on topics relating to quantum computing”.

The charity said the UK tech sector has matured over the past few years, including the emergence of more edtech, healthtech and wellbeing platforms, and said the collective effort of accelerators, influencers, investors, and VCs “will be really needed in the coming years if Britain is to bounce back entrepreneurially from the impact of the pandemic.”