About Us

OUR PEOPLE OUR STRENGTH

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OUR PEOPLE OUR STRENGTH

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Headquartered out of Singapore, a global commodities trading hub, favourable government policy & the concentration of trade flows has enabled us to scale and grow across the APAC region. With a strong sales pipeline well into 2020, we are currently in the process of ramping up our sales, engineering & customer success teams. Lead by an experienced founder and a seasoned leadership team, we are looking to scale and expand globally.Since the first transaction went live in early 2018, over $3 billion worth of live trade finance transactions has been executed via the platform involving 400+ traders, 65+ banks and tertiary partners. A key driver to this success has been our ability to use technology to reduce trade execution times from 45+ days to a matter of hours reducing operational overhead and improving working capital lifecycle by 15-20%.Our clients are mainly large international trading firms, large corporates, supply chain firms and banks. A few of our growing set of key customers are Mitsui, Agrocorp, Shiseido, Wipro Unza, IFFCO and ANZ bank amongst others.

Leadership Team

Samir Neji

Samir Neji

Founder & CEO

Samir is a serial technopreneur, with 24 years of experience, predominantly spend on conceptualizing and building startups over the last 20 years. He has lead 4 major startups in his career. #dltledgers is his brainchild, born out of his enthuse to disrupt global cross border trade digitisation. He is tunnel focused on having our platform build efficiency and reduced friction in inter-enterprise transaction.

Farooq Siddiqi

Farooq Siddiqi

Co-CEO

Senior transaction & corporate banking professional with experience in running global and regional businesses. Deep expertise in emerging markets of Asia and the Middle East. Strong track record in building a new business, driving global level transformation, driving digital strategy, running large P&Ls, managing big-ticket investment budgets, and leading large sales & product teams. Core skills include product sales, product, people, and risk management. relationship building. 

Nikhil Joshi

Nikhil Joshi

Chief Operating Officer

Nikhil has worked in Finance for 20 years, including 15 years in investment banking, across London and Singapore. His interest lies in the use of technology to complement wholesale banking and related markets. Away from work he is a keen singer and musician.

James Green

James Green

Chief Marketing Officer

James is a specialist in marketing, sales, and early-stage venture capital. He has founded and (at least partially) exited five companies, including two marketing/creative agencies, two tech startups, and one early-stage investment fund. He is a limited partner in Singapore-based VC, Investigate, has a private portfolio of 30+ angel investments, and is ultimately responsible for dltledgers’ go-to-market strategy.

Shine Xavier

Shine Xavier

Global VP - Engineering and Platform Technology

Global Technology and platform engineering, He leads our global engineering with complete responsibility for our development centers and labs in Singapore & India; He had been working in Fintech & Digital transformation platforms for more than 22 years. As a technology leader, he has contributed heavily to the open-source world in AI/ML/Blockchain/Mobility and IoT.  He is a hands-on Architect with complete ownership of Platform technical architecture,  road map delivery, product development, and continuous innovation. A Thought Leader, and Author in Systems Design & Architecture, he speaks and writes in several forums on interesting FINTECH topics

Vishal G.

Vishal G.

Chief Financial Officer

International Finance Career of 16+ years in leading finance teams and controlling operations. Euro-Asian M.B.A. from Premier Institutes and Singapore Chartered Accountant.Extensive expertise in Business Partnering, Managing Risks and regularly Delivering Results in sales, marketing, manufacturing, services and multinational HQ domains.

Atul Patel

Atul Patel

Co-founder, VP

Charismatic Enterprise Software Sales & Business Development leader w Startup DNA. Demonstrated success in driving revenue, building business, opening up new markets, building strategy and execution of new disruptive business models leveraging partners. Atul is co-founder of dltedgers and established thought leader on application of blockchain technology for Trade and Trade Finance helping SMEs and large corporates and banks to realise the value of the blockchain. MBA w 20+ years of experience of strong rolodex of C level customers & partner relationships across APAC, Data Driven Analytical person at core, leading from the front, building & sustaining winning high-performance teams.
Jos Mathew

Jos Mathew

Managing Director, MENA

With over 20+ years of experience in cross border trading in multiple geographies and managing operations in the region & a techno-functional exposure of 5 years Jos drives engagements with Large Corporates, Commercial Traders, trading houses, banks/FIs, Logistics Cos, etc and is responsible for defining outcomes that lean towards Business Agility and Operational Efficiencies
Vinod Bang

Vinod Bang

Vice President – Sales Adoption

Vinod is a seasoned leader who built many businesses over the last 15+ years – working & living across Australia, South Africa, Kenya, Malaysia & Singapore. He is passionate about helping organizations re-thinking business models in the new decade.

Vinayak Habbu

Vinayak Habbu

Customer Success Director

Vinayak is an engineer with 15 years of working in technology consulting. He has led and managed several SaaS and On-premise projects. As a trusted advisor, he helps business derive value and improve efficiency by using technology. Playing Badminton and Cycling are his favorite pastime.
Shahazeen Shaheer

Shahazeen Shaheer

Director Of Digital Marketing

A standing example of young thought leaders in the startup space , With over 6 years in the banking industry, Shahazeen is a young and energetic leader who makes up for his lack of experience with his tangible results in the marketing space . As an early part of the dltledgers team he has kept the dltledgers brand alive globally. He is passionate about constantly learning and exploring new and innovative ways to design, structure and drive marketing initiatives for the organization.

Vikas Kundalpady

Vikas Kundalpady

Product Engineering Leader

Vikas has more than 13 years of experience in designing and developing enterprise applications primarily in the FinTech space. He is the Product development lead at DLT and is playing a key role in the design and development of blockchain products for the supply chain. His areas of expertise include developing blockchain solutions in Hyperledger platform, product design and development and Cloud enablement.

Arun Antony

Arun Antony

Platform Engineering & Projects leader

Leads our entire COE teams in engineering and executes on our Roadmap. A strong FINTECH engineering analyst, Arun has more than 15+ Years in Software Engineering, Product Mgt, Lead Analyst, PMO, and Product Manager. Product engineering and architecture with various technologies and platforms with a strong track record in AI/ML/IOT/Blockchain. He leads our Projects across our COE and builds innovative frameworks from cross functional teams. He is currently running several initiatives internally for building agility and innovation into everything we do.

Raji Iyengar

Raji Iyengar

Managing Director, India & South Asia

Raji is a high energy, highly motivated professional with over 3 decades of corporate experience in the IT industry working in leadership position with the likes of HPE, IBM and others. She has an impeccable record of conducting business with passion, conviction & integrity during her tenure, both in India and Singapore. Her experience pans across leading sales, strategic alliance, customer support services, channel development, driving multi-million-dollar opportunities, collaborating with various stakeholders, both internal and external. In doing so she strongly believes that the sustainability of a marketplace depends on the creation of a thriving ecosystem of customers and partners and the fact that the power of partnering would emerge as a force only when we leverage on one another’s strength.
Gina Sara Mohamed

Gina Sara Mohamed

Head of Operations

Gina leads the Trade Operations and Platform Adoption Team at #dltledgers. She possesses more than 5 years of handling responsibilities in Corporate & Trade Finance. Having experienced challenges at various phases of trade from the customer side of Trade Finance, the blockchain technology completely floored her by the sheer ease and transparency it offers.
As the new lead in the fast-paced tech environment, her goal is not just to simply assist the business to comply with trade and customs regulations, but to utilize automation through systems, tools, and processes to scale with company growth at a global level.

Our Panel of Mentors

Choo Chek Siew

Choo Chek Siew

Choo Chek Siew is the Group Chief Financial Officer at ComfortDelGro Corporation Limited, which leads the smart city’s public transport framework in Singapore. He was awarded the “Best CFO in Singapore” and is on the boards of several organisations. A finance leader with 40 years of experience in top finance roles in govt and major banking institutions (DBS, CITI, UBZ, OCBC). Choo is a keen technology enthusiast and is an active mentor of our blockchain initiatives.

Simon Dale

Simon Dale

Simon has led several impactful technology and business model innovations in large corporates across Asia pacific and Europe. He is a thought-leader and have consistently identified and led the shift in technology. He continues to mentor initiatives, which are promising, unique and can be the next billion dollar tech companies from Asia. Simon advises dltledgers and supports our idea-generation and GTM efforts, for real life enterprise applications.

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About
dltledgers MENA
AL Maqam Tower, Abu Dhabi Global Market.
Abu Dhabi.
United Arab Emirates.
dltledgers Centre, India
CED, Red Cross Road, Trivandrum 695035, India
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Stationed Mumbai Head
Ranjan Raj
dltledgers, Japan
3F, Shinjuku DaiNana Hayama Building, 1-36-2 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0022, Japan
dltledgers, Singapore
Block 81 Ayer Rajah Crescent, #01-65, JTC LaunchPad@One-North, Singapore 139967
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dltledgers Centre, India
CED, Red Cross Road, Trivandrum 695035, India
Stationed Mumbai Head
Ranjan Raj
Resources
About
dltledgers, Singapore
Block 81 Ayer Rajah Crescent, #01-65, JTC LaunchPad@One-North, Singapore 139967
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dltledgers,
Japan
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dltledgers New Zealand Ltd.
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MENA
AL Maqam Tower, Abu Dhabi Global Market.
Abu Dhabi.
United Arab Emirates.
Contacts
3F, Shinjuku DaiNana Hayama Building, 1-36-2 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0022, Japan
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Ramprakash Govindarajulu
Raj Vangala
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