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.

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.

Lin Xuanchang

Intern - Impact & Outreach

  • A Sophomore at National University of Singapore Business School, specializing in finance and business analytics.
  • Former Associate Consultant at Thrive Social Consulting and NUS Management Consulting Club.
  • Fixed Income Analyst at NUS Investment Society and a Machine Learning Analyst at NUS Fintech Society.
  • Experienced in social impact consultancy, financial modelling, and data analysis.
  • Top 6th finalist at CFA Stock Pitch Competition, gold award in Nanyang Research Program, conference presenter at Asia Pacific Conference on Vision.

Xuanchang has attained Raffles Diploma and complete GCE A Level Examination from Raffles Institution.

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

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.

Arun Chaudhary

Quality Analyst

4+ years of experience in Quality Assurance using manual and automated testing.

  • 3+ years of experience in testing using Python and over a year in Java.
  • Extensive exposure in tools like dSPACE and Selenium.
  • Publication on In-Vehicle Wireless communication framework for accessing vehicle controls using Occupant Devices.

Arun holds a B.Tech degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from VIT University.

Pramila Khedkar

Front End Developer

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.

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.

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

Sr.Developer

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

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.