Board of Directors and Team
Meet the Board and the Team
Sarkis Mazmanian - Co-Founder and Chair
Sarkis is the Head of Fintech Risk at Deutsche Bank. He has 15 years of experience working in Financial Services having worked in some of the largest banks in London as a Management Consultant. Sarkis bring expertise in Strategy, Innovation, Finance, Risk Management, Technology and the Education sector as well as experience having served on numerous boards.
Sarkis has served as a Governor at Barking and Dagenham college, one of the largest East London colleges with more than 10,000 students, where he held the role of Chair of the Performance & Standards Committee and Vice Chair of the Audit Committee. He also serves on the board of the AGBU London Trust.
Sarkis is a graduate of the University of Leicester and the Said Business School, University of Oxford. He has a Bachelors in Computer Science, a Masters in Finance, a Diploma in Strategy and Innovation and the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) from the CFA Society of the UK.
Sarkis is a big football fan and supporter of Apoel Nicosia and FC Barcelona. He is also a Watch and Scots whiskey aficionado. Sarkis wants to make the world a better place through education, encouraging the next generation of successful entrepreneurs and leaders. He also believes in improving deprived rural and urban communities through philanthropic impact investments.
Aram Mazmanian CEng MIMechE- Co-Founder and Vice Chair
Aram is an Aerospace engineer working for AmSafe Bridport as a project engineer. He has an MEng in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Bristol and more than 10 years of experience working in the industry for companies such as Airbus.
Aram brings technical expertise to the board around project management, technology, engineering as well as knowledge around STEM subjects.
Aram is a STEM Ambassador and has participated in a number of programs helping nurture and develop aspiring STEM graduates helping them achieve their ambitions.
In his spare time, Aram is a qualified personal trainer and a keen gym addict.
Lilit Mughalyan - Board Member and Head of Fundraising Committee
Lilit is a Senior Manager at Bain & Company’s Private Equity Group team in London.
She has more than 10 years of experience in professional services, advising the largest funds and corporations going through the Mergers and Acquisitions process.
Lilit brings her expertise in Strategy, the Technology Sector, Commercial Diligence and Value creation.
Lilit has worked as a volunteer with a number of NGOs and foundations supporting young people in dreaming big and working towards achieving their goals.
Lilit is a graduate of Said Business School, Oxford University and Yerevan State University. She has an MBA, Masters in Finance and Bachelors in Economics. She is also a CFA and ACCA charterholder.
Lilit enjoys travelling and exploring new cultures; she is also a wine enthusiast. Lilit has met many amazing people throughout her journey who guided and supported her and had a big impact on her life. She believes that the best way to give back is to support the upcoming generation of young people to get exposure and education that could have a life changing impact.
Levon Ohanian - Board Member and Deputy Treasurer
Levon is a professional accountant with more than 15 years of experience in a number of industries having held senior management positions. He has served as Chief Accountant and Internal Auditor of Prosafe SE for eight years and he is currently the CEO of Mavelord Holdings Limited.
Levon is also a board member of a large holding company whose subsidiaries are leaders in their niche market. Levon is a FCCA member, holds a degree in MSc In Shipping Management from Cyprus Institute of Management and MSc In Engineering Management from Frederick University. Additionally, he holds a CySEC – Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission License.
Levon is also a alumni of the Melkonian Educational Institute and an active member of the Cyprus Armenian community where he has helped drive numerous fundraisers to help Armenia.
Levon brings strong accounting, internal audit and fundraising experience to the board. He is married and has two lovely daughters who take a significant amount of his free time. He is also a football and chess fan, a proud supporter of Arsenal FC and Tigran Petrosian.