Akeel Qureshi is founder of  Function Media - an 'Avengers ensemble' agency servicing clients globally.

He has 'cut his teeth' in the start-up world having grown up in Silicon Valley, and worked with start-ups across three continents.

With multiple high-profile campaigns under his belt, Akeel has run digital for the $1m Global Teacher Prize, competed for market share against Wish.com in China and overseen content for the Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai.

Akeel has a passion for adventure travel, start-ups and social media - often combining them in his free time. In 2016, he spent four months traveling from Ghana to Morocco contributing many first GPX tracks to the Open Street Maps community.