Team

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

14 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)

11 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.

Andrew Lu

Credit Analyst

2 years of capital markets experience.

  • Former Financial Engineer at Moody’s Analytics in San Francisco.
  • Experienced in US, Euro CLO cashflow modelling and valuation.
  • Prior to joining Moody’s Analytics, he was a data analyst in at E&Y.

Andrew has a BA from UC Berkeley and is currently a pursuing Masters at NUS.

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

35 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.

Vikrant Singh

Quality Assurance Lead

5+ years of experience in Software Testing across various domains.

  • Well versed with Software Testing Life Cycle.
  • Well versed with Agile methodology.
  • Expert in Functional Testing.
  • Previously worked in “Remittance” domain.
  • Experience in Testing Desktop application, web application and Mobile application.

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

Varsha Shinde

Front-end Developer

5+ years of UI designing, Frontend Development and Quality Assurance experience.

  • Actively working as a Front-end Developer for Ekport - world's first A.I based Crowd Importing Platform.
  • Previously Worked on JavaScript-based web applications for various domains such as education, travel and ecommerce etc.
  • Prior to getting into the development industry, she was Quality Assuance engineer in Housing.com

Varsha holds degree in BSc in Information Technology 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 along with bachelors and masters degree in commerce.

Sana Ansari

Jr. Python Developer

Skilled in Python, Java and data structures & problem solving enthusiast.

  • Technical intern for 1 year at webcos infotech.
  • Core member of institute's Programmers Club.
  • Organised an national level inter-collegiate technical event "Algorithm" in the final year of Computer Engineering.
  • Winner of CodeStar & Hackathon.
  • Certificate of merit to secure out of marks in Maths and Data Structures.
  • Participated at various national level Hackathons and Paper Presentations.

Sana has a Bachelor of Computer Engineering and Diploma in Computer Engineering from Mumbai University.

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 Outreach Analyst

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

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

Sonali is pursuing her BSc in Environmental Earth Systems Science (Hons) in Nanyang Technological University (NTU President Research Scholar).