About the Team

Atul Khekade
Early Investor & Ecosystem Development

With over 14 years of experience in the technology field, Atul has played a crucial role in conceptualizing and demonstrating the first permissioned Blockchain system for the consortium of Indian banks. He is a member of the Blockchain Fintech working group, and has worked on several blockchain applications over the span of his career. He has also co-founded Airnetz, a company dedicated to the business of Airline Chartering.

At XinFin, Atul brings his extensive industry knowledge and experience in the fields of institutional and Government liaisoning, as an early investor and a mentor to the developers working on the blockchain application for development into a real world implementation. He is dedicated towards developing alliances and investor management, and aims to bridge the $5 trillion Government infrastructure gap, using XinFin’s blockchain applications. For XinFin, Atul’s focus will be to demonstrate the real value of blockchain to the regulators and Governments.

Ritesh Kakkad
Blockchain Strategist

As a serial entrepreneur working on the ideation and development of a Cloud hosting and a web infrastructure company, Ritesh’s work has been recognized by the likes of Microsoft and BBC. He is also one of the co-founders of Airnetz, a company providing global Airline Chartering services.

Over past 20 years, Ritesh has accumulated extensive experience in the fields of Cloud Hosting, Cloud Setup and Internet-Infrastructure. Ritesh is now leveraging his experience at XinFin in the areas of Blockchain and protocol setup.

He is the chief strategist behind Xinfin’s XDC01 protocol; a secure and immutable ledger for settlement and transfer of digital assets. He has a clear vision of the Blockchain landscape, when it comes to fintech industry — something that makes him an integral part of the XinFin team.

Sameer Dharap
Vice President, Blockchain Applications

With over 13 years of experience in Management Consulting & Deal Advisory with KPMG & PwC, Sameer has led consulting engagements in the area of Strategy, Supply Chain, Operations Improvement and Deal Advisory for fortune 500 clients, PE players and the government establishments.

Having worked across over 20+ industries, he brings a strong understanding of the Business Processes and leading practices. His eye for details, project management skills and ability to comprehend the strategic goals will help XinFin to form a strong foundation for its application oriented based business model.

Sameer’s grasp over setting-up and operationalizing tech start-ups and wide experience from Business Process Reengineering will enable Xinfin to conceptualize Blockchain solutions for real world problems.

Peter Yeo
Early Investor, Advisor, Blockchain Architecture

The mastermind behind the ideation and launch of Cloudmining.sg, back in the year 2014, Peter eventually converted it into the largest cryptomining firm in the entire South Eastern market. Mining over a 1mil litecoin tokens (net present value $50mil in 2017), the company cemented its presence in the global cryptomining industry. At XinFin, Peter forms the core of the Blockchain advisory group pertaining to Blockchain Architecture. He aims to make XinFin-Blockchain a world class Blockhain platform.

Jack Xu
Early Investor, Co-Founder, Head of Operations

With a very triumphant background in entrepreneurship, Jack handles the relations development for XinFin in more than 6 Asian countries and 4 African countries. As a visionary in the fields of Blockchain architecture space, Jack is a part of many associations in the Bitcoin and the Blockhain domain.` 

Karan Bharadwaj
Chief Technology Officer

Founder of a Blockchain consultancy called linkDapps, Karan has worked with some prestigious clients like Fidelity and Bravura Solutions, in the recent past. Backed by his research-based knowledge of Blockchain technology, Karan developed linkDapps on IBM’s Fabric from the Hyperledger project.

In the past, he has been associated with several companies as a technical consultant and trainer.  His grasp in the fields of Blockchain architecture stems from his rich experience of working on several blockchain platforms like Bitcoin, Ethereum, IBM’s Fabri, Intel’s Sawtooth, and JP Morgan’s Quorum. As an architect, Karan will leverage his knowledge of Blockchain application for building XDC01 protocol for XinFin.

At XinFin, Karan is an integral part of the core Blockchain Engineering team, dedicated to the XinFin XDC Network.  Karan’s experience in working with permissioned distributed databases definitely makes him an excellent choice as a Chief Technology Officer at XinFin.

Omkar Nene
Business & Ecosystem Development

With over 8 years of professional experience with TCS in Financial Services & Technology industry, Omkar has worked with various top European and Global banking clients across the full spectrum of sales & business development, pre-sales, large account management and project delivery. His experience of working and developing business with various global international clients in the world of finance, naturally led his foray into Fintech.

An MBA from HEC Paris, Omkar brings in a dynamic mix of business, finance and technology skills to help develop the business and ecosystem for XinFin. He intends to make XinFin a robust finance mechanism that helps bridge the current deficits in international trade and finance.

Aakash Kakkad
Compliance Officer

Aakash has a very strong base in the fields of liasoning and compliance management. With an extensive experience in the domain of high profile client management, for a financial service firm, Aakash has a good grasp over the skills like client management and communication. After starting his career in a web infrastructure firm, Aakash showed his determination for obtaining knowledge by pursuing the Masters in Business Administration. Currently he is a CFA L3 candidate from the CFA Institute USA. At XinFin, Aakash has taken up the responsibility of global regularity compliance management and will actively take part in the liasoning activities.

Afrikanus Kofi Akosah
Business Development and Core Community Member, XinFin Africa

As a Free Market activist from Ghana, Kofi is the face of XinFin’s mission in Africa. With his expertise in the fields of Bitcoin or Blockhain based technology, Kofi engages in associating with the different African Governments in order to secure the pilot projects for public infrastructure development. Since 2011, he has been engaged in the process of spreading Bitcoin and Blockchain technologies in Ghana via his Liberty and Entrepreneurship Camps. As a progressive thinker, Kofi believes that Blockchain technologies are the answer to all the malaise faced by Africa.

Matt Goldrich
Business Development and Core Community Member, XinFin Philippines

Matt is XinFin’s face in South East Asian market. As a core part of the Bitcoin Association of Asia, Matt is currently looking after the process of liasoning with Government of Philippines, in order to secure pilot projects for the overall public infrastructure development project.

Adams Caleb

As the head of the production unit for XinFin, Adams is based in South Africa. He has a vast experience in developing creative visualizations and digital content for many companies in Africa and abroad. Adams’s creative knack and aptitude in the fields of digital designing and conceptualization, makes him the ideal choice as a producer for XinFin.

Alex Mathbeck
Marketing Head

Alex’s extensive experience and prowess in the fields of team liasoning and handling socially driven infrastructure development project, makes him the ideal man to head XinFin’s marketing strategy. His profound background in this field is justified by his association with a Fortune 500 firm in their venture of liasoning with more than 8 Asian countries. Apart from that, Alex singlehandedly led and initiated several social initiatives and executed several infrastructure based projects.

Tola Jeds
Market Research & Reporting

As a skilled digital marketer and a frontrunner in the fields of market research and integrated marketing, Tola is associated with XinFin as a consultant. He deals with market research, reporting and growth marketing. His expertise in the fields of inbound marketing has also helped many companies before.

Andrew Hung
Public Relations and Liasoning

It is very rare to come across someone who possesses extensive experience in public relations in the blockchain and crypto currency industry. Andrew is really that gem which helps XinFin to glow. As a public relations and liasoning expert, Andrew is a brilliant torchbearer of XinFin in the global scale.

Pramod Mishra
Public Infrastructure Consultant, XinFin, Ex-World Banker

Pramod comes from a prestigious background of working in the World Bank and financing over $5 billion in public infrastructure projects for 3 major Asian countries. His knowledge and experience in the fields of public infrastructure financing makes him the ideal choice as XinFin’s consultant. As an ex-world banker, Pramod is definitely right person to lead the strategy and development at XinFin Organization.

Nakul Shah

Having started his career at State Street Corporation in Boston, Nakul is the Founder and Director of State Development-India’s leading cryptocurrency and Blockchain Company. With first-hand experience in consulting nonprofit organization on the policies of 42 largest banks across Europe and Asia, Nakul is the ideal candidate to establish association with international Governments, dealing with public infrastructure projects.

Ruchi Kakkad
Legal Consultant

With 7 years of experience in corporate law, Ruchi is handling the legal affairs of XinFin. Her background in the fields of Corporate law, immigration laws and Intellectual Property Rights laws comes handy for XinFin’s cross-border Government liaisons and public service projects.

Aaditi Girkar
Coordinator and Relationship Manager

With over a decade of experience in handling human resources and liasioning, Aaditi is the front-face of public relations for XinFin. With a background of working for a Fortune 500 company, Aaditi also manages the overall report generation, mail distribution, word-processing and filing in the company. She coordinates and helps the human resource activities for the firm. Also, she is deeply involved in the process of maintaining relationships with different government agencies, XinFin is associated with.

Kavita Gupta
Social Media Content Specialist Consultant

Having worked with some of the top brands as a content writer and as their social media manager, Kavita has gained a significant exposure in creating brand awareness and increasing engagement on all the social media channels. When it comes to social media networking and promotions, her strategic skills and brand-generation insights are proven to be effective and results-driven—something that makes her a perfect fit for XinFin.

Dayna Plummer
Content Writer

As an experienced ESL teacher in Canada Dayna’s grasp on English language and literature is majestic. Equipped with a double BA in psychology and sociology from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Dayna creates unique content for XinFin. Her creativity and her way with the words make her the ideal choice as a content writer for XinFin.

Allison Villemaire
Content writer

As a graduate in fine arts and history, Allison has experience as a teacher in Canada. Her strong fervor for writing and creativity makes her an ideal choice as a content writer for XinFin. She is well equipped with words and knows how to deliver the correct content, keeping in mind the audience.

Vinshu Gupta
Senior Blockchain Engineer

As a qualified B.Tech engineer, Vinshu has 3 years of experience in Blockchain application on Ethereum platform. Before joining XinFin, Vinshu used to work with reputed institutes like Emirates National Bank Of Dubai, CMC Ltd and Paytm. At XinFin, he is majorly involved in the process of XDC01 protocol development. His fascinating exposure to the real world scenario is helping XinFin to build a hybrid Blockchain network.

Kartikeya Bhargava
Blockchain Engineer

With an experience in working on a number of Blockchain platforms including Hyperledger Fabric and Ethereum, Kartikeya is linked with big names like Robert Bosch to create Blockchain, iOT and AI based solutions for supply chain management. As a part of the Robert Bosch team, he was responsible for the detailed use case analysis and development of Blockchain based application. At XinFin, he is the part of the core Blockchain Engineering team and his exclusive exposure to different Blockchain platforms, makes him a great asset for the firm.

Himanshu Pandey
Blockchain Engineer Architect

Himanshu’s research oriented approach towards Blockchain application reflects on his aptitude for knowledge and programming. As a B.Tech in Electronics and Telecommunication, he has been a Blockchain programmer on Ethereum platform since its inception. As a core member of the Asset Registry Platform and ICO Exchange, Himanshu is deeply engaged in the wallet development project of XinFin.

Ravi Arya
Blockchain Engineer

Looking after the development and security of the wallet, for XinFin, Ravi has a good 9 years of experience in the fields of information technology. As a senior member of the Blockchain Engineering team at XinFin XDC, Ravi brings a lot to the table as far as Blockchain application platforms are concerned.

Ian Mascowitz
Blockchain Engineer

With his extensive expertise in the fields of blockchain programming on Ethereum platform, Ian is a core member of XinFin XDC’s Blockchain Engineering team. His position as the lead of the XinFin XDC’s development team is backed by his 3.5 years of experience of working in the same technology.

Jack Corby
Blockchain Engineer

With more than 2 years of experience in blockchain development on Ethereum platform, Jack is a part of XinFin XDC’s development project. As a prolific Blockchain Engineer, Jack has the knack of giving terrific inputs towards the overall development process and the techniques.

Murphy John
Operations Team

As a serial entrepreneur for 15 years, Murphy has managed portfolios of various Fortune 500 clients, on behalf of his several businesses. Murphy’s innovative mindset gets reflected in the fact that he got a mention in Limca Book of Records for starting the first E-Magazine in India. His expertise in the field of cloud hosting space has enabled him to successfully operate many of his start-ups in the consequent years followed by the last 4 years which he devoted to Blockchain development and support. At XinFin, he looks after Technology Operation and provides strategic guidance on real world application of Blockchain.

Omkar Mestry
Team Leader, Technical

After playing a critical role in setting up the GDS for the General Aviation at Airnetz, Omkar has joined XinFin as a technical team leader. He is currently involved in expanding his knowledge in the domains of blockchain applications and smart contracts. His ability to single-handedly tackle bigger parts of technology oriented projects along with his aptitude to learn new technologies; are the things that make him an asset for XinFin.

Anil Chinchawale
Team Leader, Technical

As a software developer, Anil has an experience of more than 5 years in the fields of cloud based technology. As a result, he brings in the knowledge of the mechanics and the interactions necessary to build internet platforms at XinFin. Currently, Anil is working on the fields of mobile wallets and identity technology for Ethereum based Quorum technology. He started working on the Ethereum blockchain few months back and before that he has spent 2 years developing security SDKs & intellectual property.

Rahulraj Nair
Software Developer

As a software developer, Rahul has knowledge and experience in dealing with web application based coding languages. Backed by his deep understanding of the concepts of operations and logistics, he singlehandedly designed a GPS tracker based web Application for vehicle tracking and other vital informations . At XinFin he deals with all web application and interface based coding and provides his valuable inputs in the processes of debugging and enhancing interface designs.

Dattatray Hande
Web Designer

With a decade of experience in the fields of web and graphic designing, Dattatray specializes in the fields of mobile app design, logo design, branding and other features published in the print industry. His dexterity to work in the interfaces like HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Photoshop and Php makes him one of the most equipped professional in the industry to deal with designing and branding for XinFin.