Born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa and studying Investment Management and Financial Planning, Tauriq chose early on to pursue a career as an entrepreneur after a finance internship at FirstRand Bank. Tauriq has crafted his career around start-ups, ecommerce and growth businesses across various industries. Within South East Asia he has held senior positions with companies such as Lazada/Alibaba, Foodpanda, Reebonz and Mountain Partners. Based in Thailand now, Tauriq runs Kyra Mode as its Managing Director, a subsidiary company of FICO Group and Mountain Partners, Switzerland. He’s on the board of a few companies and advises startups in Thailand, Italy, UK, Iraq and South Africa as well as consulting for global brands regarding ecommerce and relating subjects. As part of the start-up and tech community in Thailand and as a young enthusiastic entrepreneur, Tauriq brings fresh ideas and a strong new perspective on the work of the Chamber.