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Saj Huq

Director of Innovation - Plexal

Saj is the director of innovation at Plexal, the innovation company that’s building the UK’s most connected cybersecurity innovation ecosystem.

At Plexal, Saj accelerates collaboration between startups, scaleups, government, investors, academia and a cross-section of industry. Plexal delivers LORCA, the accelerator that has helped 72 of the UK’s most promising cyber startups earn more than £37m in revenue and secure over £200m in investment. It’s also delivering NCSC for Startups with the National Cyber Security Centre and Cyber Runway, the UK’s largest cyber accelerator for entrepreneurs, startups and scaleups.

Saj is a member of the UK5G Security-Sub Group (SSG) to the UK5G Testbed and Trials Working Group.

Saj started his career in the Royal Air Force, where he was a commissioned officer and pilot, and spent a number of years as a management consultant at Deloitte and PwC. He then moved into industry, leading strategic change at a PE-backed property finance firm where he helped them operationally scale towards achieving a UK banking license, prepare for the incoming GDPR and improve their cyber and operational resilience.