Suhail Ahmad, MBA

As the Founder of the Financial Network and MD at Advisory Direct (UK), I’m passionate about supporting the success of start-ups and small-medium enterprises with business advisory, finance, and investment support.


With over 22 years of experience, I bring a unique combination of digital and financial expertise to help companies accelerate growth, improve profitability and create high-performance businesses.

My Story

As an Economics student in 1997, I found myself in the middle of the ‘dot com’ boom. Trading shares during lunch break to learning HTML in the evenings, it was an extraordinary time which led me to create one of the world’s first financial portals ( This is before Google was officially launched and few had heard of! I successfully sold the site to a Fortune 500 company to pursue my financial services career.

After a decade in FS including leadership roles in private equity, Islamic finance, and investment banking, I took the 2008 credit crisis as an opportunity to pursue my passion for fintech, founding Infinnet Technologies and then Financial Network from which Advisory Direct was spun-out in 2017 as a first of its kind digital professional advisory platform.

My Qualifications

  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA) with Distinction
    Edinburgh Business School (U.K.)

  • Bachelor in Arts (BA) – Economics
    University of Calgary (Canada)

  • Chartered Investment Manager (CIM)
    Canadian Securities Institute (Canada)

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I’ve had articles published in

UK Fintech speaker, Business adviser, mentor, investor, money secrets podcast, author, Fintech entrepreneur, Digital strategy, startups, Islamic Finance, blockchain, digital assets, Financial Network, startup funding, Artificial intelligence, decision making, leadership development, digital transformation, buy-sell business.