Trustee, TiE Global
New York, India
Tariq Khan is an angel investor and a specialist in financing start-ups at the earliest stages of their launch. He co-founded Games 24x7 Inc which launched the largest on-line games company in India. His other investments include Buddi-Health, Vectorly, Fitbark, Resolute Innovation and Baby Destination. He is Past President of the New York Chapter of TiE, the largest mentoring organization for entrepreneurship. Currently he is serving a two year term on the TiE Global Board of Trustees.
Previously he worked for twenty years in finance, with major banks and financial institutions in most of the support and operational functions including settlements, finance, risk management, compliance and technology. Main companies he has worked for include Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, Lehman Brothers, GM Asset Management, Citigroup Private Bank, Natwest, Lloyds Bank and Banca Nazionale del Lavoro.
In addition, Mr Khan has twenty years experience working in industrial and commercial organizations, from large Fortune 500 companies, to small, family owned enterprises. Major companies he has worked for include CNA Insurance, L’Oreal, Mitsui & Co USA, Fiat SpA, Filippo Fochi Spa, Hunter Douglas NV, Sun Chemicals, Colgate Palmolive, Ely Lily, Reuters, ENI and IBM.
Mr Khan grew up in Rome, Italy and after four decades in Europe moved to the US in 2000 where he has settled in the New York City vicinity.
Andrew has spent the last 25 years of his professional career developing a well-round set of skills ranging from sales, business development, consulting, accounting and corporate restructuring for the top management consulting and technology companies in the world. He’s experienced various industries in auto, banking, defense, counterterrorism, and health and human services. He has received various awards and accolades in every company but changed his career to focus on the improvement of education. In 2003, he discovered his oldest child had a learning disability and recognized the bigger need for education to improve. Since then, he has been focused solely on the improvement of education using technology. During the COVID19 pandemic, Andrew decided this was the opportunity to launch Kovexa, an advisory and investment company focused on changing education by bringing an innovator mentality to education. His current clients include Los Angeles Unified School District, World Bank Education, Baring Private Equity Asia, Red Hat, and several other prominent EdTechs and startup companies.
Currently, Andrew participates in various nonprofit boards including Northern Virginia Community College Foundation, Fairfax County Public Schools Foundation, and recently asked to Co-Chair Fairfax County Public Schools Distance Learning Committee. Andrew earned his B.S. in Accounting from the University of Maryland and was a Certified Public Accountant. He and his wife have three children residing in Loudoun County, Virginia. In his spare time, he enjoys volunteering and always encourages others to participate in their communities.