OUR PEOPLE OUR STRENGTH
OUR PEOPLE OUR STRENGTH
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Managing Director, MENA
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.
Customer Success Director
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.
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.
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.
Managing Director, India & South Asia
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 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 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.
United Arab Emirates.
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