Team

Our team of dedicated professionals are comprised of the industry’s highest calibre talent, all driven by purpose, passion and profit.

Bringing decades of experience and expertise in finance, impact and technology, we believe in trust, transparency and long-term partnerships to execute our mission.

In addition, we have 2 data scientist consultants working with us to advance our machine learning and data analytics capabilities. They have over a decade of experience across a variety of sectors including finance, e-commerce and social media.

Anonymous

Data Scientist

10+ years experience in data science, and analytics in Uber, Lazada and other Tier 1 tech firms.

  • Wide ranging experience across finance, social media, telco and E-commerce industries.
  • Managed projects and teams to deliver complex analytics projects.
  • Experienced in translating complex models into business value propositions.

Holds an M. Tech. in Enterprise Business Analytics.

Anonymous

Data Analyst

2 years experience as a machine learning engineer and full-stack python developer.

  • Experienced in implementing end-to-end Python powered solutions.
  • Applied natural language processing & machine learning to build prediction models and recommender systems.

Holds a B.Eng. in Computer Science.

Bikram Chaudhury

Chief Executive Officer

25+ years of capital markets, structuring and emerging markets experience.

  • Former MD at Credit Suisse in Singapore, London and Hong Kong.
  • Led the APAC Credit Group comprising Structured Credit, ABS, Cash Bond Trading & DCM Syndication in Global Markets.
  • Previously Head, APAC Structuring Group, Fixed Income Division.
  • Member of the APAC Fixed Income Management Committee.
  • Previously in the CDO Group and the EMEA EMG group in London.
  • Member of CS Global Impact Investing Advisory Council.
  • Led the APAC SDGs Skills-Based Volunteering initiative, which connects CS resources with relevant NGOs on products and projects.

Bik has a BA from Delhi University and an MBA from IIM-B, India.

Rony J Palathinkal

Chief Operating Officer

16 years of global markets COO, program management, technology dev-ops experience.

  • Former AI and Analytics Lead for Credit Suisse APAC Innovation and Ventures Group.
  • Led multiple large projects including APAC Legal Entity program client stream, the largest program undertaken by Credit Suisse resulting in $2bn capital saves.
  • Previously led technology dev-ops for APAC reg-tech department.
  • He was co-chair of the Singapore Sustainability Committee and led deal flow management for Sustainable Finance Collective APAC – an industry consortium for Impact Investment projects.

Rony has a BEng. from NTU (SIA-NOL Scholar) and Certification in Finance from Harvard Business School and is a co-inventor of a patent (pending) in prescriptive analytics for improving export efficiency.

Meeta Misra

Director (Impact & Outreach)

14 years experience in product strategy and client management within the hedge fund and asset management industry.

  • ESG and impact investment consultant directing the implementation, management and monitoring of sustainability and social impact strategies for financial institutions and non-profit organisations.
  • Lead product specialist advising on a broad spectrum of financial strategies for institutional and private wealth clients.

Meeta Misra has a BSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and is a CFA Charterholder.

Wong Chiu Yin Patrick

Jr. Portfolio Manager

12+ years of experience in private credit and structured finance spaces.

  • Former director at Standard Chartered Bank private structuring team and successfully arranged and raised over $500m worth of private debt financing for corporate clients.
  • Previously worked at two different private credit funds and executed more than 20 private credit transactions and invested over $400 million of fund capital.

Patrick has a BA from SFU, Canada and an MBA from HKUST.

Erin Gunanto

Intern - Impact & Outreach

International Development graduate and current MSc candidate at S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU).

  • Skilled in socioeconomic data analysis and modelling.
  • Previous experience with NGOs and development agencies with a focus on emerging economies in Southeast Asia.

Degree in BA International Development from Kings College London.

Subhashruthi

Intern - Impact & Outreach

3 years of experience in Risk Advisory, Fin-tech Start-up, and Wealth management.

  • Handled clients across life sciences, real estate, financial services, and non-profit industries.
  • Worked on multiple projects ranging from cost optimization to revenue enhancement and supply chain operations.
  • Consistent recipient of Above and Beyond Award for performance excellence at PwC

Subhashruthi is currently pursuing her MBA at NUS Business School and holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from University of Madras.

Sudip Thakor

Senior Advisor

25+ years of deal sourcing, structuring and investment management experience.

  • Former Co-Head of Credit Suisse’s Global Emerging Markets and High-Grade Credit businesses, and Head of the Global Structuring Group in the Fixed Income Division.
  • Later, led the Emerging Markets Product area in the Asset Management Division.
  • Was a member of Fixed Income Operating Committee, Asset Management Operating Committee and Global Leadership Council.
  • Founded Pumori Capital, an investment and advisory firm focusing on secondary PE, credit and other special situation assets in Asia.

Sudip has a BA from Cornell University and an MBA from Columbia Business School. Sudip is on the Investment Committee of CS’s $1.2 billion Mexico Credit Fund.

Pierre Rousseau

Senior Advisor

36 years of experience in banking across Europe and Asia.
Founder and President CEO of Nomad Plastic.

  • Co-Founder and Owner of Nomad Plastic (Hong Kong), a social business and an ecotourism tour operator, with the objective of creating a closed economic loop model based on feed stock of plastic located on isolated islands in the Indonesian archipelago, which will ultimately clean beaches of waste, create many job opportunities for locals, and hence improve their living conditions.
  • Former head of BNP Paribas Global Markets, APAC.

Pierre has a degree in Commercial Engineering in Finance from Ichec Brussels Management School.

Rashi Tiwari

Business Analyst / Project Manager

Experienced Business analyst / Project manager in Financial and product domain including at Tata AIG

  • Well versed with project management techniques including Agile
  • Familiar with product development life cycle as well as Dev Ops

Rashi holds Bachelor of Engineering degree as well as an MBA in Finance.

She also holds a certification in R programming, Python and Java.

Sumit Danduk

Python Developer

4+ years of experience in PHP Development and Mysql Database administration.

  • Worked for National Informatics Centre, handling State Government Websites.
  • Experienced in Python,PHP,Mysql,Javascript,HTML5 and CSS3.

Sumit holds a B.E. Degree in Electronics and Telecommunication from Mumbai University.

Pooja Kamath

Business Manager

5+ years of experience in Business Management and HR Operations.

  • Led and mentored a team of 3 personnel.
  • Experienced in managing P & L of an HR services firm.
  • Handled  business and  operations for more than 5 years, increasing  revenue by more than 50%  while reducing cost base.

Pooja holds a post graduate diploma in HR from NMIMS along with bachelors and masters degree in commerce from University of Mumbai.

Reema Harnekar

Back-end Developer

Skilled in Python, C, HTML, CSS and SQL.

  • Experienced in web development as well as Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning.
  • Organised national inter-collegiate hackathons.
  • Conducted seminars and workshops on programming tools, including Python and MongoDb.

Reema has a Bachelor of Computer Engineering degree from Mumbai University.

Amit Ambekar

Sr. Python Developer

5+ years experience in Python and Cloud technologies.

  • Domain expertise in BFSI.
  • Hands on experience on Python, PHP, Angular, ReactJS.

Amit holds a BEngg degree in Information Technology from Mumbai University.

Sonali Manimaran

Impact and Product Analyst

Earth science graduate, trained in the disciplines of geoscience, ecology, as well as environmental economics and sociology .

  • Experienced in environmental and socioeconomic data analytics and modelling.
  • Conducted empirical studies on ecosystem service valuation in tropical cities.
  • Developed marketing strategies and communication tools for pharmaceutical and NGO sectors through apprenticeships.
  • Competed as a track & field and cross-country varsity athlete, medalist in various national championships and meets.

Sonali has a BSc in Environmental Earth Systems Science (Hons) from Nanyang Technological University (Koh Boon Hwee Scholars Award, EOS Continuing Scholars Fellowship & NTU President Research Scholar).

Narunja Giri

Financial Operations & Business Analyst

4.5 years of experience in Banking

  • Analyst with a demonstrated history of working in the financial sector.
  • Background in analytics and providing solutions for the business by generating data driven insights.
  • Experience working in Payments domain in areas of Payments messaging formats.
  • Experience in Test Management.

Narunja holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Management along with bachelor’s degree in Computer Applications.

Ashwini Patange

Jr. Python Developer

1.7 years of experience in Django

  • Skilled in Python, HTML5,CSS3, Django & Flask Framework and MySQL.
  • Actively working as a Developer to build GreenArc Platform – to scale impact investments using AI and data.
  • Previously worked on Django-based web applications for a German company.

Ashwini holds a degree in BSc in Computer Science from Mumbai University.

Mushirahmed Shaikh

Senior Developer

5+ years of experience in software development

  • Worked on open-source projects , web-based network firewall development, website data scrapping for e-commerce and hotels website etc.
  • Previous experience with Whitehat Jr., IIT Bombay etc.

Mushirahmed holds Bachelor of Engineering from Solapur University and a post graduate diploma in Wireless mobile computing from CDAC Juhu.