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

Chairman / Head of Finance

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 Executive Officer

17 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.

Sylvia Kim

Strategy & Business Development

Sylvia Kim is a tenacious strategist for social change and sustainable impact who has co-founded, launched, and raised capital for multiple mission-driven initiatives. With 16 years of experience in human rights advocacy, community empowerment, strategic planning and fund development, some of her professional highlights include the following:

  • Founding partner of CerraCap Cares - a women-led impact fund on a mission to unleash the power of technology for good and investing in early-stage technologies that reduce disparities and empower the underserved.
  • Active member of Transact Global, Global Women in VC, and a member of the inaugural 2020 class of the All Raise Visionary Voices Speakers Bureau.
  • Co-founder of multiple human rights initiatives including Canada's largest human rights organization for North Korean refugees.
  • Ongoing community leadership and service as a member of the National Committee on North Korea, the Council of Korean Americans, and the Board of Asia Society Southern California including the newly-launched Asian Women Empowered initiative.
  • Featured in the LA Times, NPR, ABC News, the OC Register, and the New York Times and has been recognized for her advocacy work by local, national, and international agencies including the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (Best Under 40),the International Association of Korean Lawyers (Public Interest Award), the Orange County Bar Association (Courage Award for Diversity & Inclusion) and the Asia Society’s Asia 21 Young Leaders (Class of 2016)

Originally from Toronto, Canada, Sylvia practiced criminal law as both a Defense Attorney and as an Assistant Crown Attorney. Sylvia received her Bachelor's degree from Queen's University, her Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School, and completed her Masters in International Human Rights Law (LL.M. equivalent) at Oxford University.

Meeta Misra

Director (Impact & Outreach)

15 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.

Chai Sheng Lin

Intern - Impact & Outreach

  • Experienced in project management & software engineering.
  • Former Intern at Microsoft; Police Inspector in the Singapore Police Force; Research Assistant in the NUS Sustainability Office.
  • Pursuing BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Yale-NUS College under the Siong Kheng Hoon Award.

Graduated with a Diploma in Information Technology from Nanyang Polytechnic.

Reid Warren

Head of Sales

30 years of business development experience in sales, marketing and sales leadership roles across the UK and APAC regions.

  • 18 years with Reuters Ltd in new business, key account management, FX specialist sales and team leadership roles.
  • Lead sales for Reuters FX electronic matching service. Managed and built the UK team to achieve the #1 position in the London broker FX market with 30% market share within 5 years of launch. Moved to HK as Treasury Division Director Asia and was responsible for revenues of the largest market vertical in the region for data, trading, and risk management systems.
  • 16 years in Singapore leading regional sales teams for international banking software firms covering retail, corporate and private banking segments.
  • Took an Indian banking software start-up to $40m revenues in APAC in just 4 years closing large projects for Central Banking, Cash Management, Retail brokerage and Private Wealth. In 2018 signed the largest new name deal in the firms history.

Reid has a BSc from The University of Hull and trained in leadership development and sales methodologies.

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.

Sumit Danduk

Software Engineer

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.

Pramila Khedkar

Software Engineer

2+ years of experience in UI designing and Web Development.

  • Worked as a UI Designer on world's first A.I based Crowd Importing Platform.
  • Has experience working on JavaScript-based web applications for various domains such as education, ecommerce etc.

Pramila holds Bachelor of Engg degree in computer science from Pune University.

Kamala Priya

Business & Quality Analyst (Consultant)

5 years of experience in Business & System Analysis, Requirement Management, Business Process Mapping and Quality Assurance.

  • Worked closely with business owners and management to understand the project scope and the business needs.
  • Experienced in providing functional solutions to solve the business problems or use cases, to start-ups.
  • Translated stakeholder requirements into tangible deliverables such as Functional Specifications, Use Cases, User Stories, Workflow/Process diagrams, Data Flow/Model Diagrams, Wireframes.
  • Experienced in performing different levels of manual testing including functional, regression, user acceptance and integration.

Kamala Priya has a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Meenakshi College Of Engineering, Chennai.

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

Software Engineer

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.

Abhijeet Sinha

VP of Engineering

20+ years of experience in technical and thought leadership, research and development, end-to-end software development lifecycle, product management, IT Roadmap planning, and strategy.

  • Proficient in complete architecture design, development, and solution engineering extensively in Fintech.
  • Managed multiple large teams to deliver backend automation of a large project for Reliance in collaboration with Cisco.
  • Evolved and executed niche private equity business process automation and technology solutions recently.
  • Expert cloud, mobile, and web development architect with command over parallel development activities such as AI/ML practical applications, DevOps, CICD pipelines, and security and performance testing of end products.

Abhijeet has a BE degree from Mumbai University and MTech degree in Software Systems with a specialization in Data Analytics from BITS Pilani.

Supratim Halder

Senior Software Engineer

4+ years of experience in backend development.

  • Co designed and implemented the architecture of an ML platform for text analytics, graph generation.
  • Implemented rest-based APIs in python for diverse use cases.
  • Wrote, tested, and deployed python-based services, web crawlers, utilities for different software use case.
  • Experienced in product demonstration,​API integration with external development teams.

Supratim has done BSc in Computer science (Honours) from Calcutta university followed by a master's in computer applications from RCC Institute of Information Technology.

Amit Ambekar

Senior Software Engineer

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.