The Team

Chadi Hajjar
Founder and Managing Director

Chadi founded VII Ventures in 2020 following a number of successful start-up ventures in the technology and innovation space. A Lebanese national, Chadi co-founded Integrated Technology Services (ITSeL) in 2011. He holds an Engineering Degree and Executive MBA from ESCP Business School in Paris.

Edmund Olotu
Senior Advisor

Edmund has been consistently recognized as one of Africa’s most promising entrepreneurs in the technology and financial services industries and has founded several successful businesses in Nigeria. One of those companies, BlocHQ; previously Techadvance; was named by the London Stock Exchange in 2019 as one of the top 100 most exciting companies in the Continent. Edmund has a Masters in Management Finance and Control from Harvard University.

Gavin Alexander
Senior Advisor

Over a 30+ year career Gavin has held a number of senior management roles in the investment banking sector. This includes roles at Credit Suisse Group, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and JPMorgan. Gavin graduated from the University of Keele, England with a Joint Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in French and Economics.