Raj Wanniappa

CEO

Future Horizon Technologies, South Africa

Biography

Raj Wanniappa is the Founder and CEO of Future Horizon Technologies which is an Angel Investment and Venture Capital company investing in Disruptive Technology ventures including FinTech, Big Data, IoT, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain initiatives throughout the world.

He is involved in several Tech ventures including LaybyCafe (FinTech), SecureLend (blockchain), REM Enterprises (telco services), Logeco Holdings (logistics), MP Analytics (data analytics), Omnipresent Global (drone tech), NoaVR (AR/VR) and has angel investments in a variety of other disruptive and FinTech applications.

Raj worked previously at the Dimension Data Middle East and Africa Group for 11 years including roles as the General Manager of Big Data, Executive for Carrier Services at Internet Solutions and General Manager of Public Sector.

Prior to Dimension Data, he was a senior manager at Accenture South Africa and an engineer at IBM in Toronto, Canada. Raj has a B.Sc. in Engineering from the University of Toronto, is a non-executive director of the Digital Finance Institute based in Vancouver, the Deputy Chairperson of the Wi-Fi Forum of South Africa and founder of The Blockchain Forum, a soon to be launched organisation.

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