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Qayyum Rajan

About Me

Who the heck am I

Qayyum Rajan, CFA (‘Q’) sits at the intersection of finance and technology, as an avid economist, data scientist and technology executive.

Q began his career in banking, portfolio management and investment funds before entering the programming and data science world. He was then bitten by the entrepreneurship bug and went on to co-found a global fintech company which focused on automating securities issuance using blockchain technology.

Subsequently, he joined the digital and emerging technologies consulting division at one of the big 4, before becoming the founder and CEO of ESG Analytics, a startup that focuses on applying AI to the environmental, social and governance industry.

Qayyum is a CFA Charterholder and was recent recepient of the top 30 under 30 award in British Columbia. He also sits on the Fintech advisory committee for the BC Securities Commission (BCSC).

Q has a natural curiosity for the world around us and for applying technology to create efficiencies and new opportunities.

Why the fox? I consider myself a "trickster" and the fox is symbolic of this. Tricksters like to disrupt and mess with industries - usually the things of legends ;)

What I am good (and not so good) at

What I am good (and not so good) at









What I do

A little bit of everything

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Fractional COO Services

Fractional COO Services

  • I help you run efficiently, developing systems and processes for a sustainable business
  • Leading strategi...

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Data Scientist and Engineer

Data Scientist and Engineer

From deploying data visualization tools, warehouses, pipelines to creating models - data is my wheelhouse.

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SEO and Growth

SEO and Growth

I have built over 6 startups, and the key to all of those was SEO - its low hanging fruit for companies that have gre...

What I have done


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CFA Charter
Jan 29, 2022 - Jan 29, 2022

CFA Charterholder

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Founder [ESG Analytics]
Jun 2, 2020 - Oct 29, 2022

Exited in 2022
AI base corporate ESG benchmarking using sentiment analysis.

Senior Consultant [EY (Ernst & Young)]
Jan 29, 2021 - May 29, 2022

Senior consultant across strategy and data projects

Head of Data Science and Engineering [DATA FLOSS]
Jul 5, 2023 - Present

- Lead our Data Science team
- Data infrastructure development and deployment

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What people say about me


Qayyum has an impressive set of abilities that we don’t always see in combination: he is both a visionary and a builder, both highly analytical and highly personable. I was fortunate to meet Qayyum when we collaborated on a joint research project with the University of British Columbia (UBC) and iComply Investor Services in 2017. Since then, he has been a trusted collaborator and source of insights for my courses on emerging technologies at UBC for graduate and MBA students. Qayyum has a remarkable aptitude for seeing the connections between new technologies and business, and for applying these to building products in the fintech space. Working with him is constantly enlightening and always fun, and he’d make a great addition to any team he works with.

Chris Rowell
Leadership Facilitator and Executive Coach at Performance Frontiers
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