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Management Team

Meet Our Management Team


Ravi Rayarel

Founding Director

Ravi is the Founding Director of 1st IT. His personal relationship with each client and organisation means that 1st IT has an understanding of the businesses they work with. This means that the responsibility of each company’s IT systems is of personal interest to Ravi and the team. As a result, all solutions are designed with the individual needs of each organisation in mind.


Ravi started his career as the head of technical operations in a large telecommunications company, followed by being the head of technology for a not-for-profit organisation. In November 2000 Ravi established 1st IT, which has since grown to a successful IT services provider with over 130 clients.


Vishma Vissandjee

Head Project Manager

Vishma joined 1st IT in 2010 as Head Project Manager.


Vishma started her career as a web developer while based in Paris. Prior to 1st IT she worked for a large multinational in the UK for over five years as a lead project manager, heading a team of project managers and co-ordinators for the EMEA web team. Projects were of all sizes, from small (two to three days) up to a year, and across the EMEA region, dealing with multiple stakeholders and planning in detail. This expertise helps to ensure that all our projects are planned meticulously and delivered smoothly, with outstanding communications throughout.


Ravinder Mahi

Head of Technical Services

Ravinder joined 1st IT in 2008 and is the Head of Technical Services. He speaks English, not IT. He manages the technical team to ensure our quality is never compromised.


He has 12 years’ experience in providing IT solutions to a range of businesses, from small three-person offices to large multi-site corporate structures. Ravinder is experienced in strategically planning and developing IT infrastructure from the ground up. His skills and expertise will ensure that your infrastructure supports your needs, and will evolve with the organisation.


Riza Kaya

Head of Operations

Riza joined 1st IT in 2016 as Head of Operations.


Riza has experience heading large to small full life-cycle projects including CRM/CMS (Open Source and Commercial), Websites, VoIP Telephony System, IT Infrastructure and Social Media/Digital Marketing.

Riza has worked for Yahoo!, BBC, Salvation Army, and various other small to larger charities and Financial Institutions.

He is qualified in PRINCE2 project management, Agile Project Management, Google AdWords, Google Analytics, SEO, SQL 2005 and MCSE certified.

His 14 years technology experience will ensure 1st IT deliver projects on time and on budget working with clients and our internal team.