Our Team

Prem Goyal OBE JP


Prem Goyal OBE JP is an Alderman of the City of London. He also serves as a school governor, a trustee for Shelter and is a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths.

In addition, Prem is an Advisor to the Hinduja Group, a global conglomerate with an annual turnover of $50 billion (https://www.hindujagroup.com). He focuses on green finance investments, fintech bank acquisitions and real estate projects of national importance.

Prem is also the Chairman of the City of London Chamber, which seeks to convene, support and champion 22,000 businesses in the Square Mile, contributing £70bn in economic output annually.

Having been a professional engineer (PE) in the USA, Prem worked for investment banks including Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank in New York, Tokyo, Zurich and City of London for 20 years, specialising in institutional sales and derivatives trading.

In parallel, Prem launched Global Markets Consultants (GMC) in 2002 and has been its CEO and CFO since then. GMC provided management consulting services, winning Deutsche Bank’s coveted Preferred Supplier Status every year from 2005 to 2013. Having closed GMC’s consulting business in 2013, Prem has successfully changed the company into a vehicle for his philanthropic interests.

Growing up in India, Prem had modest beginnings. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) before winning a scholarship for a Master’s in Engineering at Clarkson University. Prem then obtained an MBA from UCLA and graduated with the Dean’s Outstanding Student Award. He has also completed executive education at Chicago Booth University.

Prem has travelled to c. 125 countries and was awarded an OBE for services to the economy and promoting charitable giving in 2012.

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Catherine Ching

Business Manager

BEng (Portsmouth University), MSc (Surrey University). Completed advanced training in technology, accounting, communication and globalisation. 

Catherine spent three years as a Project Engineer managing projects and has a further three years of business management experience. She has completed the London Marathon and ran multiple Hong Kong Marathons. In 2016, she completed a 100KM London to Cambridge Walk with a GMC team.

Catherine won GMC’s 2009 Community Champion award and 2011 Business Manager of the Year award.

Samapti Bagchi

Business Analyst

Completed courses in business administration, bookkeeping, Microsoft Office, project management and technology.

In 2018, Samapti completed the London Landmarks Half Marathon for Get Kids Going and the Cancer Research UK Shine Night Walk Marathon. In 2019 she ran the London Marathon for Treloar’s Trust and joined the rest of the GMC team in walking 100km to raise money for the Lord Mayor’s Appeal.

Harry Nandakumar


BSc (University of Birmingham)

Former app developer turned writer, Harry joined GMC in 2018 and has quickly become a valuable addition to the team. In his spare time, he enjoys staying fit and keeping active and can often be found on the wall at the climbing gym or with his face buried in the pages of a good book.

In 2019, Harry joined the rest of the GMC team in walking 100km to raise money for the Lord Mayor’s Appeal.

Masooma Shafiq

Business Analyst

MBA (Coventry University)

Having previously worked as a researcher, teacher and entrepreneur, Masooma has brought an impressively varied skillset to GMC. Now, as an analyst, she works on banking reconciliations, investment analysis and general office and business management, quickly proving herself to be an essential part of the team.

In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, reading and keeping fit.


Jonas Andrew-Phillip

Intern (Aug 2019)

Zeon Williams

Intern (Aug 2019)

Ajibola Olayinka-George

Intern (Mar 2018)

Maleehah Akram

Intern (Nov-Dec 2017)