Saj Huq

Director of Innovation , Plexal

Saj is the director of innovation at Plexal: the innovation company that turbocharges collaboration among startups, industry, the government, academia and investors.


Under his leadership, Plexal works with some of the most influential government departments and global tech companies to solve their challenges. Plexal’s programmes include LORCA, NCSC For Startups, London RoadLab and Cyber Runway. Saj is also a member of the UK5G Security-Sub Group (SSG) to the UK5G Testbed and Trials Working Group.


Saj started his career in the Royal Air Force, where he was a commissioned officer and pilot, and spent a number of years as a management consultant at Deloitte and PwC. He then moved into industry, leading strategic change at a PE-backed property finance firm where he helped them operationally scale towards achieving a UK banking license, prepare for the incoming GDPR and improve their cyber and operational resilience.