Kam Pooni

At Glyconics, Kam’s team have always embraced a diverse hiring and inclusivity policy, to ensure that the business was culturally diverse from the outset. The company culture is focussed on working together to successfully create a product that benefits the patient. Team member equality is the mantra at Glyconics and they have embedded diversity and fairness into their everyday company life from hiring, meeting etiquette and even reward and recognition schemes. As a result, Glyconics have reaped the rewards in terms of speed of product development, fundraising, achieving external recognition and becoming a top company described within the industry as ‘one to watch’ within a short timeframe. Externally, Kam mentors young BAME entrepreneurs at Qincubator, an inclusive community for future founders at Queen Mary’s University. He also mentors at Accelerate Cambridge, a University of Cambridge start-up ‘accelerator’ established by Cambridge Judge Business School for entrepreneurial talent development and commercialisation of new ideas. In addition, Kam provides advice and coaching through his personal consultancy, Yellow Planet Consulting to fellow CEOs and those requiring support with starting up their business. Kam is a firm believer in sharing the knowledge and experience he has gained over the years to ‘give back’ to others.