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ABOUT US

Finterra is an Islamic FinTech organisation focused on advocating for the mass adoption of blockchain technology to tackle for real-life solutions serving as a “Social Solution for Blockchain”. Incorporated in October 2017, Finterra has developed the GALLACTIC blockchain with built in regulatory compliances and has offices in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and UAE. It is on course for further expansion into Africa and the Middle East, making it the largest Waqf financing platform in the world.

 

Under the leadership of Hamid Rashid, Finterra paves the way to a transparent, sustainable future which offers a truly global and inclusive platform to consumers through its various verticals including an Open Source Development platform, e-Commerce platform and an environment that supports the growth of Islamic Social Finance and Crowdfunding of Waqf assets through its WAQF Chain platform.

ADVISORS

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Dr Ahcene Lahsasna

CEO

Salihin Shariah Advisory Services (SSAS)

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Dr. Umar A. Oseni

CEO

International Islamic Liquidity Management Corporation (IILM)

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Prof Dr. Syed Khalid Rashid

EX-DIRECTOR

International Centre for Waqf Research (ICWR-IIUM)

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Prof. Dato’ Dr. Ahamed Kameel Mydin Meera

MANAGING DIRECTOR

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LEADERSHIP

HJ MAZLAN AHMAD

Executive Chairman

Haji Mazlan has more than 20 years working experience in the Compliance and Regulatory Enforcement of the Central Banking industry in Malaysia. His experience ranges from human resource management, strategic planning, branch operations, intelligence & enforcement and security management.

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HAMID RASHID

Founder

Hamid leads the FINTERRA global initiative in several countries. Backed by 18 years of experience in blue chip corporations such as Hewlett-Packard and Petronas, he specialised in Enterprise Business Management, Partner Ecosystem Management, Strategic Business Planning and Development.

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SATESH KHEMLANI

Managing Director (MD)

As a successful entrepreneur, Satesh has over 30 years of experience in Wholesale, Distribution and Retail channels in the Branded Apparel segment. With his experience as a Director for Real Estate Firms, Satesh is crucial in building our Endowment projects and fortifying the FINTERRA Network.

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Mohamed Saifudin Ariff

Director of WAQF

Saifudin has over 20 years of experience as a thought leader and entrepreneur. With a legal background, he is responsible for developing and marketing the WAQF Chain globally. He also plays a key role for FINTERRA in managing NGO’s, government agencies and religious authorities.

Sharmini Menon

Head of Corporate Services

Sharmini is an integral part of the FINTERRA management team. She plays a crucial role in ensuring good corporate governance, efficient finance administration and legal compliances. She is also responsible for maintaining key relationships with regulators, stakeholders and government agencies.

Farhang Maghdeed

Head of Technical Delivery

A software engineer at heart, Farhang has a PhD with over fifteen years of experience in Computing. He manages day-to-day technical operations, takes part in the company’s R&D and is an expert in building, enhancing Business Processes and Work Flow Modelling.

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TEAM

Syed Abid

Senior Business Manager

Abid comes from an IT Consulting & Legal background and has worked with leading MNCs globally. Working with other members of the senior management, he takes part in determining the direction of the business, not only from an IT standpoint, but also from a marketing & operations perspectives.

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Sreecharan Kunutur

Chief Product Architect

With over 12 years’ experience in technical architecture, developing Telecom, Enterprise Resource Planning, Data Sciences and Artificial Intelligence space, Charan is a key asset of FINTERRA, assisting in all aspects of the technology build, delivery, and quality assurance within all FINTERRA products.

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Hassan Azganin

WAQF Chain Operations Manager

Specialized in Islamic Banking and Finance, Hassan is the Operations Manager for the FINTERRA WAQF Chain product. Equipped with a PhD, he has firm understanding and experience of the FinTech industry, and he plays an important role in leading the WAQF Chain operations and delivery team.

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Mostafa Sedaghat Joo

Blockchain Project Manager

As a project manager, Mostafa contributes to the architecture, design, and implementation of an enterprise blockchain environment. He also creates complex distributed ledger/blockchain architecture solutions and applies them to financial strategic efforts internally.

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Lubna Shaikh

Senior Business Analyst

Equipped with a master’s degree in computer science and 8 years’ experience in various domains, Lubna is tasked with gathering and evaluating business requirements from various SMEs & stakeholders and getting these translated into solutions within the WAQF Chain platform.

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Padmaraju Sattineni

Ecosystem Manager

Padma has over 12 years’ experience in developing and scaling businesses that help people communicate and collaborate effectively. He drives the FINTERRA ecosystem to bring new products to decentralized communities and always has a hand in delivering robust software products.

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AWARDS

Far East Business Leadership Awards 2018
The leadership of the FINTERRA management was recognised at the Far East Business Leadership Awards. FINTERRA was awarded excellence in Blockchain Technology in Beijing, China. The event was organised by the CCIA of China.  On hand to receive the award was FINTERRA’s Managing Director, Mr Satesh Khemlani. The award gala dinner which saw 15 top awards being presented, was attended by numerous companies heads, government agencies and leading personalities from throughout the world.
Most Influential Sustainable Entrepreneur Award 2018
In line with its tag line of Social Solution for Blockchain, FINTERRA was acknowledged for its  remarkable efforts in advocating and practising 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Organised by the Asia Pacific CSR Council which is a partner of CSR Malaysia and the Deputy Prime Minister’s Office of Malaysia, the award recognised the leadership, skills, ingenuity, and vision of the FINTERRA’s management team.
Global Responsible Business Leadership Awards 2018
FINTERRA was one of the 46 winners at the Global Responsible Business Leadership Awards 2018 held at Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre in Kuala Lumpur. Other winners included the likes of HSBC, Sharp and other conglomerates. The prestigious Award aims to give recipients well deserved recognition for being leading exemplars of practices pertaining to CSR and corporate sustainability, whose criteria are aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals and the 17 principles of the UN Global Compact. FINTERRA was represented to receive the trophy at the event by its Executive Chairman Haji Mazlan Ahmad.
Malaysia Top Achievers Award 2017 (MATA)
FINTERRA was recognized as a Malaysian domestic top achiever for its contributions towards the nation building and was awarded the for “Industry Excellence in Fintech Blockchain”. The MATA Awards seeks to inspire and encourage local businesses to soar on the international scene with excellent products services that indirectly promote Malaysia. It celebrates achievers who have distinguished themselves by their foresight and determination. These awards not only recognize businesses which perform well financially but also recognize those who clearly anticipate the future needs of society in the economic sector they operate.
MSMW 2017
FINTERRA was awarded the MSMW Social Media Award during the recent Malaysia Social Media Week 2017 (MSMW), held in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. The trophy, which was presented to Founder of FINTERRA, Hamid Rashid, by the Communications and Multimedia Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak of Malaysia, was yet another testament of the skill, ingenuity, and vision of the FINTERRA team and management in developing its the social media channels. Organised by the Malaysian Social Media Chambers, the aim of the event is to ENGAGE, EDUCATE & ENTERTAIN society through the power of Social Media. In its 8th year, the event also recognises personalities and organisations using Social Media to make positive impacts to society and which contribute to nation building.