Board Members

Hugh Simon

Hugh established Hamon Investment Group in 1989 and has focused Hamon’s fund management efforts on increasing its specialization in Greater China and Asian emerging markets.

Formerly the MD and President respectively of Lazard’s Hong Kong and Japan offices and a director of Lazard Investors in London, Hugh was responsible for establishing Lazard’s offices in the Far East. Before joining Lazard in 1984, he worked for Schroders in London, Australia and Hong Kong

Dave Shuler

David is the co-founder of Y2X that specializes in regulated token issuances and innovative capital raising mechanisms. David previously served as the Managing Director of Alliance & Venture Management of CME Group Inc. and was responsible for directing its investments in new businesses and strategic partnerships. He also served as the head of Exchange Solutions and Member of Office of the Chief Executive Officer of NYSE Euronext, Inc. and as Vice President of Goldman Sachs & Co. in New York.

David graduated Magna Cum Laude from Dartmouth College.

Manmeet Singh

Manmeet has been an entrepreneur throughout his career. He established M&M Corporation in 2005 to provide China focused Strategy and Private Placement services to firms in Asia. In 2008 he co-founded an IT education firm in partnership with IBM, Nanjing Government, Nandasoft and Nanjing University.. Prior to this, he held entrepreneurial roles inside India’s largest private bank. As CFO & CIO, Manmeet currently spearheads EMURGO’s global operations and investment strategies.

B Ravishankar

Having worked across the industry over 35 years, from founding a company (Lister Technologies), to heading HR for Deutsche Software Limited, incubating HCL TalentCare as Chief Human Resources Officer, Mindtree as their Chief People Officer, HCL Technologies as their Global Head of Talent Management, Ravi has been able to pave a path of positive change for the way HR works with pioneering efforts in enhancing corporate social networks to digitizing HR by using AI, BOTS, gamifications and Analytics.

As a human capital enthusiast and as a believer in human potential, he is actively involved in coaching and developing the next generation of leaders at the prestigious Indian School of Business. He is also a member of GE’s global think tank (led by GE’s Leadership Center) that’s focused on future of Organization and Corporate Learning architectures. In addition to HR, Ravi was involved in Technology for 2 decades as Information Tech head for Crompton Greaves and as President of his own Tech startup.

Ravi holds a Master’s degree in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations from Xavier Labour Research Institute (XLRI) in India and is also an alumnus of the Harvard Business School in Information Technology.

He currently works with a host of Tech startups and Product companies in the space of HR technology, Analytics and Financial domains as Advisor/Board Member.

Seshadri Premkumar

Prem was the Executive Vice Chairman of HCL Infosystems in his last executive corporate role, and brings a unique perspective having led a Hardware & Systems Integration company, been the Group CEO of Apollo, India’s largest healthcare service provider; and led HCL Financial Services from set-up to scale as its President,working leading global financial institutions.

More recently, Prem’s efforts have been focused on investing into and mentoring start-ups to build an innovation ecosystem in Chennai

Management Team

Siddhartha S

Siddhartha has held executive leadership and board positions in Financial Services operations and technology. He was the CEO of State Street HCL Services (SSHCL), where he set-up and scaled it up to a multi-city/country Custody and Fund Admin operations and served as the Chairperson of an FCA regulated Insurance Administrator in UK. In these roles, he has worked on using technology to eliminate the trade-off between efficiency and risk management pioneering an award winning 3-Lever BPM model.

Siddhartha is an MBA from SPJIMR, Mumbai and holds a B.Tech from NIT Warangal

Sanjay Nishank

Sanjay has led teams in blueprint and delivery of multiple end-to-end enterprise implementation and software product development programs in mortgage/retail banks, investment banks, and securities depositories with HCL, Cognizant and Infosys in India and Europe

Sanjay co-founded GREX, a fund raising platform for pre-IPO companies, a true FinTech before it was fashionable, which he was associated with from 2012 to 2017.

Sanjay is an Electrical Enginer who holds an MBA from IIM Bangalore.

BS Anil

Anil has worked as a technology architect for more than 20 years in India and the Silicon Valley, where he Designed and developed SAAS and Enterprise products for prestigious Silicon Valley and Global SAAS/IT companies.

Anil has been working on Blockchain and, in general, Distributed Ledger Technologies, and led successful implementation for a large Chinese firm in his last role, with a live in production release and two MVPs

As a US patent holder in database design, Anil has an untinted view into what are best use cases for Blockchain.

Dr. Avinash Kumar Singh

A Ph.D. in human-robot interaction, he completed his master’s degree in Computer Science with a specialisation in Information Security. He is currently doing post-doctoral research on the ability of autonomous systems to understand their own limitations, at Umea University, Sweden.

Prior to this Dr. Singh was part of HCL’s Machine Learning team , managing design of various solutions, for clients across financial services, manufacturing and healthcare.

Gary Miller

Gary is an investment banking, structured finance, and business development professional with experience in relationship management, structuring, and execution of complex financing transactions. He is active in the blockchain space in advisory, technology management, and capital raising. Also serve the blockchain community as a speaker and columnist.

Having started his career as a Credit Analyst, Gary started working as Vice President, moving on to head Origination at Credit Agricole. Gary was subsequently the MD at a boutique Asset Management firm and then has been evangelising adoption of Blockchain in Asset

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