ABOUT US

A leading technology-based company providing blockchain-based Islamic applications that address global issues, Finterra was established in 2017 and currently has presence in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, UAE, and India, with plans to further expand into Africa and the rest of Middle East.

 

Globally, Finterra promotes community growth and advocates for the mass adoption of the ground-breaking blockchain technology, serving as a “Social Solution for Blockchain. The Finterra ecosystem offers a truly inclusive platform to consumers through various verticals including an Open Source Development platform, e-Commerce platform and an environment which supports development of Islamic Social Finance.

 

Finterra’s flagship products, the Islamic Social Finance Suit has been developed to revitalise the Islamic Social Economic system for the digital age using blockchain technology. With relevant regulatory compliance built into the products and services, it helps solve core challenges in unlocking and integrating options for Capital raise, Waqf management, and Asset management.

ADVISORS

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Dr. Ahcene Lahsasna

CEO

Salihin Shariah Advisory Services (SSAS)

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Prof Dr. Syed Khalid Rashid

FOUNDING DIRECTOR

International Centre for Waqf Research (ICWR-IIUM)

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Prof. Dato’ Dr. Ahamed Kameel Mydin Meera

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Z Consulting

LEADERSHIP

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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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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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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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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Nashwa Badeeu

Content Writer

Specialized in Islamic finance, Nashwa has 5+ years of experience gained from multiple start-ups including Hazana Maldives Limited and Maldives Islamic Bank. Nashwa is well versed in Shariah compliant business operations, Shariah governance and in structuring Islamic finance product and has a Masters in Islamic Finance Practice from INCEIF.

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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.