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Gi Fernando

Founder of Freeformers.

Gi Fernando
Gi is an engineer, social impact entrepreneur and investor, who founded Freeformers in 2012 having previously built successful technology businesses, including Techlightenment (sold to Experian Plc).

The father-of-three received an MBE in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to the Digital Economy. A thought-leader on the Future of Work, Behavioural Change and the impact of Automation and AI on employment and society, Gi holds positions on various boards, including Apps for Good, Duke of York IDEA and Craft.co.

He also invests in innovative start-ups such as Technology Will Save Us, BookingBug, Citymapper and Playmob. In September 2017 Gi was named Entrepreneur of the Year at the Asian Achievers Awards.