171. Mohammed. A. Khan – Founder Nueheights (Biotechnology Co), Former Global CTO for New Technology at Netcracker (NEC company). Over a 25yr career Mohammed has learned some key skills to help others as an educator, advisor, consultant, mentor, scientist and athletics coach – trained some of the world’s elite athletes. Mohammed’s goal in life was not to have a “proper” job until he was thirty years old, Hence from 16-29 and 7 months, he played football, university , military and charity work. At 29 yrs. 7 months Mohammed walked into BT Research Labs(the first researcher ever without an under graduate degree in science), from there he joined Cisco, Sr Dir at Tellabs and finally CTO at Netcracker.
In 2017 Mohammed had an epiphany moment and set up Nueheights (Biotech), since then he has delivered workshops globally around his unique process to make nutrients better absorbed. He is a board member at Medical Kiwi(medicinal Cannabis New Zealand), Medicaleaf UK(Medicinal Cannabis), Advisor to Sibelius (Oxford University), NASA and DoD US, Premier league football teams and individual players, editorial expert for The British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT).
“Resilience is a learned skill and perfected during adversity,” Mohammed suffered huge disappointment with the UK military, which didn’t have a place for an ethnic, he also suffered racism playing football. However, Mohammed believes this made the person he is now – very focused and driven. For years Mohammed was constantly told” you cannot do this, you’re not qualified to do that.” However, he took no. notice of it and once you get over one hurdle there’s a blue print to work by.
Having left school at 16 with one O Level, Mohammed received his BA(Business Studies Erasmus) 1994, MSc 1998( Telecommunications Aston University) . Currently studying a Biochemistry PhD(Birmingham).
Outside of work he worked closely with the Global Scouting Association as the Chair of the Muslim Scouts Fellowship, under his tenure scouting became acceptable for Muslims in the UK. Mohammed has been Involved in UK Athletics as a coach and mentor.
We are asked “what advice can the older me give the younger me?” Maybe, just maybe it could be reciprocal, the younger me wound say to me now“ lives a risk, crack-on, get it done!” It was this advice that set-up Nueheights.
The Why? for Mohammed is really simple, everything we do is for a greater good, hence by helping others you help yourself. Nueheights was established to leave a legacy for others to prosper from.
Top Tip: Hard work, honesty and copious amounts of compassion. And never give the reigns of leadership to someone who states they want it, give it to the one who doesn’t want to be a leader – they make great leaders.