Na’ím Anís Paymán is a Bahá’í of German and Iranian descent who grew up in Albania and later moved to the UK to pursue his studies. Paymán is a serial entrepreneur seeking to bring meaningful innovation to the world. While taking Natural Sciences at Gonville & Caius College at the University of Cambridge, he set up Peymans, a provider of short-term accommodation in Cambridge and Oxford. After graduating, he oversaw the growth of the company to a number of cities across the UK. To support the ongoing growth while retaining a high standard of service, he felt it necessary to adopt state-of-the-art software. After extensive research, Peymans were unable to find a software provider that met their real-world needs as multi-location serviced apartment providers, so Na’ím decided to start developing software by serviced apartment providers, for serviced apartment providers. Besides wanting to have a powerful Property Management System and Channel Manager, he also felt it important to create a piece of kit that enabled everyone to grow their direct bookings. Hence, Zeevou was born. Zeevou has won the Most Innovative New Hospitality Technology award at the Innovation & Excellence Awards 2020 and has been shortlisted for the Best Channel Manager award at Shortyz 2020.
In his spare time, he enjoys playing the clarinet and classical guitar, as well as cooking and learning new languages. You can find out more information about each of his initiatives at the sites below: