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Rahul Pilaniwalla

Chairman, Founder

Rahul has extensive international experience in multiple and diverse industries such as, but not limited to wealth management, supercars (import/export), hospitality, real estate development, logistics services and commodities trading.

Stefano Virgilli

Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder

Stefano is the most certified Adobe trainer in the world, with 83 certifications and 14 thousand people trained. He is a TEDx speaker and international startup mentor and advisor. He owns and operate businesses in Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia, since age 16.

Chanin Chatrirat

Chief Treasury Officer

Chanin is a highly qualified Investment Consultant specializing in the trade of equities and derivative products along with assessing companies’ financial strengths for the past 13 years. He has a Masters Degree in Finance since 2006.

Joan Nakafeero

East Africa Director

A Ugandan citizen based in Kampala. Attained a bachelor's degree in International business from Makerere University.

Elizabeth Nantongo

Secretary to the Ugandan office

Elizabeth is a Ugandan citizen based in Kampala with a Bachelors in Business Computing of Makerere University

Ruth Nandawula

Compliance, East Africa

Ruth is a Ugandan lawyer based in Kampala with a bachelor of Law.

Piyush Pilaniwalla

Chief Analyst

Extensive experience in, catalytic reforming, fuel cells power modules, chemical procurement, logistic services as well as trading in financial instruments such as but not limited to forex, equities, commodities, indices and bonds.

Paolo Piccinin

Chief Technology Officer

Paolo is an Italian IT Engineer with over a decade experience in software development and security. Among his certification CISSP, CEH, CHFI, CISA and CISM. Paolo has worked for major IT and Governments in Europe and Middle East.

Sergei Vozchikov

Chief Financial Officer

2 decades in banking and financial sectors. Successful establishment 2 business “from scratch” in banking and blockchain fintech. Graduated with Honors, qualified as an engineer in electronics manufacturing, further educated in Economics and Enterprise Management.

Stepan Khukharev

Chief Legal Officer

Over a decade in legal. Experience in one Russia's top law firms and in-house legal advisor in fintech industry. Graduated from top-5 Russian law universities. Out-of-the-box thinking and high results in litigation and legal protection of clients as well as deep interest in tech.

Julia Shulepova

Investor Relations

Julia has a Master Degree as Specialist of the international relations and interpreter of Italian language. As an Investor Relator she has been connecting and building relations with thousands of investors globally. She has previously work as PA and BA in one of the world largest energy companies.

Gina Ho

HR and Administration

Singaporean citizen based in Singapore. Background in IT, entrepreneurship and business administration. Trained in Human Resources Management under the Singapore National Employers Federation.


Mirosław Janik

Fintech Advisor

Highly appreciated Boards advisor with change and risk management performance. Professional who has proven sustainable growth of Wincor Nixdorf Poland, Russia, Ukraine and CIS achieved market leader position reporting to US private equity firms (KKR & Goldman Sachs), Frankfurt Stock Exchange and NASDAQ.

Alexey Sidorov

Micro-Lending Advisor

An ex-banker in corporate and commercial banking with Citigroup, Alexey makes an excellent Founding Team Mentor. Passionate tech entrepreneur, founder of projects in online consumer finance and financial price comparison. Co-founder of Kazakhstan FinTech Association.

John Kamara

Machine Learning Advisor

An accomplished business executive who delivered on multi-million dollar projects, he was heavily involved in the tech and startup space developing and driving financial inclusion and intra-Africa trade projects. A regular speaker at various summits. City AI Ambassador for Nairobi and Lagos.

Allen Wazny

Investment Advisor

Allen is a Canadian Chartered Accountant. Former Big-4 Audit Partner. Former CFO of a polysilicon plant in Qatar. Co-founder of two Blockchain startups, applying token mechanics to disrupt traditional business models. Allen held advisory roles in many startups, in San Francisco (as CFO); in the UK and in Switzerland (as Investor Relations). Allen is also adviser to the MECA CFO Academy.

Michael Alli-Idowu

Risk and Compliance Advisor

CFA charterholder with over 15years experience gained in top tier investment banks. A comprehensive knowledge of global financial markets. Very strong record of process re-engineering and risk control. In depth product knowledge across asset classes. Has worked in Asia and Europe.

Janet Namuddu

Legal and Compliance Advisor

Janet has a Master Degree and a Bachelor Degree in Law. She has been practicing law as an Advocate, a Commissioner of Oath and a Notary Public for 15 years. Janet is also a Business Law Lecturer and a Team Leader in Makerere University Business School (MUBS). She specialises in Business Registrations, Banking, corporate and Advisory Legal Services.

Alexey Romanchuk

Fintech Advisor

Alexey holds a Master Degree in Mathematics and a specialization in Economics and Management. He has nearly 2 decades in tech development for Fintech. Alexey has filed and was awarded a patent in the USA for a blockchain solution able to issue and circulate digital assets linked to physical store of value.