our team

People
Co Founder & Chairman

Emile Heskey

Co founder & CEO

Davison Simango

Senior Partner

Gary W Lee

HEAD OF COMMUNICATIONS

Alex Rayner

Head of Agriculture

Sarah L Fairburn

CSR Analyst

Shamiso Mwale

SENIOR PARTNER

Bruce Abbott

SENIOR PARTNER

Jude Wambeek

Emile Heskey

CO FOUNDER & CHAIRMAN

Emile is a football icon turned formidable entrepreneur, boasting an impressive portfolio across the humanitarian development, sports consultancy and real estate investment sectors. His sharp rise in business, which includes as Chairman of Zotus Group, Senior Vice-President of Genoil, and Co-Founder of Player 4 Player alongside a consortium of distinguished former players, has not gone unnoticed with the former Liverpool and Leicester talisman. Emile brings to Alkebulan an astute commercial intelligence and a wealth of impressive contacts around the world, including with senior Government officials across Europe, Africa and the Caribbean. Motivated by a sincere passion for positive change, Emile places an ethos of fair and equal opportunities for all at the heart of everything he does. Particularly passionate about giving back to the beautiful game, Emile now applies his high-performance mindset as Coach and Ambassador for the rising Leicester City Women’s Football Team. His acclaimed 18-year career includes over 500 Premier League appearances, alongside a UEFA Cup, UEFA Super Cup and FA Cup to headline his domestic honours. Emile made 62 appearances for England, including at FIFA World Cup 2002, UEFA Euro 2004 and FIFA World Cup 2010, making him one of the top 40 most capped English players of all-time.

Davison Simango

Co founder & CEO

Davidson is a Manchester based Entrepreneur. A present-day renaissance man who has proficiency in Business, Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy. Turned his passion for aeroplanes into a lucrative private jets charter business DafloJets.com With his background in music, event management and promotion he had the capability to captivate an audience and add the perfect nuances to make an event flourish. Mr. Simango went on to work with an array of artists as a promoter. One of which was former professional boxing legend Floyd Mayweather. Mr. Simango is driven to mitigate the suffering of those who are impoverished on a global scale by providing essential necessities and valuable resources. Davidson has witnessed first-hand the conditions of underdeveloped countries through his childhood and is invested in transforming the lives of individuals and families in need. He empathizes with individuals who may endure hardship. In the larger scheme of things, he believes that his patience, tenacity, prayer & fasting, determination and having a vision has allowed him to persevere. He desires to inspire and motivate people to reach their full potential in life. His true passion is creating a lasting change in the lives of individuals who are underprivileged.

Gary W Lee

Senior Partner

Gary liases with International clients and recommends custom made plans.

Alex Rayner

HEAD OF COMMUNICATIONS

Alex Rayner has been with The Zotus Group since 2019.  Alex co-founded the Agency Captive Minds Communications before taking a shareholder role to enable him to focus on other projects.  A veteran of the media industry, Alex has worked with some of the most adventuruous global brands including, Virgin, Artemis, Willis and William Grand & Sons.  Educated at Eton, Alex is currently working on the Government Taskforce for Post-Covid Economic Recovery.  Alex leads communications strategy for the Zotus Group and enjoys creating highly immersive and relevant data driven campaigns.
 

Steve Sharpe

HEAD OF AGRICULTURE

Sarah L Fairburn Joined Zotus Group in 2022 as Head of Agriculture and participates on the Investment Committee as an advisor, providing continuity and consistency when assessing key considerations for new agricultural opportunities. Founder of the IMP & MAKER brand, creators of gourmet food & drink luxury experiences .Deputy Chair of the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership, the Chair of the Greater Lincolnshire Food Board & UK Food Valley Lead, Non Executive Director for Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce and previous Chair of the Government’s Towns Deal for Skegness and Mablethorpe (newly-branded Connected Coast) securing 48 million in funding to make our places better to live, work and visit.

A fearless communicator capable of conversing at all levels of industry and an ambassador for organisations in the media and on other public platforms. A regular member of judging panels for regional / entrepreneurial / industry award schemes – including EY Entrepreneur of the Year and Amazon Growing Business Awards.

Previous Experience:

Sales & Brand Director then Commercial & Sustainably Director 10 years – L J Fairburn & Son Ltd. The largest independent egg packers in the UK. Having helped completely transform the company’s business model and infrastructure.

Shamiso Mwale

CSR Analyst

A Qualified nurse by profession. Holds BSc (open) with open univesity, UK. She is a dynamic woman who mentors and coaches many young people. Holds a Diploma in biblical studies, a results driven person with over 10 years of successful experience in leadership. She speaks in conferences internationally encouraging people to pursue their God given goals and in various departments. 

Bruce Abbott

SENIOR PARTNER

Bruce Abbott is a well-known American activist investor based in Europe and who is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Genoil Inc of Canada. Bruce is also a member of the company’s Board of Directors. Bruce is overseeing the corporate direction and strategy for Genoil’s global business development, strategic positioning, alliances and global opportunities. Mr. Abbott specializes in turn-key solutions for energy and infrastructure projects. Bruce has strong relationships with many EPC companies and large banking institutions. As a Partner of the Alkebulan Group, Mr. Abbott is able to leverage the groups platform to continue to expand its investment opportunities and create more value to investors. 
Prior to US President Donald Trump assuming his role as President of the United States, he was a significant shareholder in a company controlled by Bruce Abbott’s family office. Bruce also worked for the renowned New York City real estate operator Sarah Korein who together with Donald Trump also had a significant investment in his family office-controlled investment. Bruce maintained a very close personal relationship with her up until her death.

Jude Wambeek

SENIOR PARTNER

Jude worked in West Africa from 2009 -2013 carrying out Due Diligence for International companies investing in Africa. Now back in the UK working with international company arranging project funding.