Founder, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Srinivas Koneru is the Founder, Executive Chairman and CEO of Triterras. He has over 35 years of professional experience focused on technology and manufacturing. Prior to founding Triterras and developing the Kratos platform, he co-founded Rhodium in 2012 and serves on its board of directors. Before Rhodium, he exited Exxova Inc., an IT development and services company, where he grew revenues from zero to over US$80 million. Prior to this, Koneru was a partner and CEO of Lanco Global Systems, Inc. where he successfully turned around three underperforming IT companies. Before Lanco, Koneru worked for a large systems integrator at GE Power Systems in the United States, leading a team of over 200 consultants to provide business intelligence solutions worldwide. Koneru holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from BMS College of Engineering in Bangalore, India.
Rick Maurer serves on the board of directors of Triterras and has served as Netfin Acquisition Corp.’s CEO since April 2019. For more than 40 years Maurer has been actively involved in private equity, corporate governance and executive, financial and operational management. Since January 2012, Maurer has been actively seeking and making private equity investments for his own account in Asia and South East Asia, including India, Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong. During November 2016, Maurer founded Longview Resources Group, a Hong Kong-based and headquartered international commodity trading group. Since Longview’s founding, it has acquired and merged three international commodity trading companies (in Hong Kong, Singapore & Malaysia) and formed three additional commodity trading companies (in the USA, UK and Australia). He earned a BS in Business Management from Point Park University and an MBA from The Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at The University of Pittsburgh.
Martin Jaskel serves on the board of directors of Triterras and has served as Chairman of Netfin Acquisition Corp. since April 2019. Jaskel has over 40 years of experience within financial services encompassing both non-executive director and executive roles. In particular, he has in-depth exposure to capital markets, debt financing, foreign exchange and trade finance. Previously, he held non-executive roles within the fintech sector and was involved in raising capital for investments in both real estate property technology and fintech companies. Jaskel has worked closely with regulators, including the Bank of England, throughout his career and is frequently consulted on issues involving FX, trade finance and strategic development. He began his career in the UK government bond market as a broker with leading firms, most recently as a Partner at W. Greenwell & Co. In June 2005 he joined European American Capital Limited, an FCA authorized and regulated specialized advisory bank as a Senior Advisor and Investment Banker. From January 2015 to January 2017, he served as a Director of N-VIRO International Corporation. Jaskel has been a Non-Executive Director of Spectra Systems Corporation (LON: SPSY) since March 2007 and is the Chair of its Audit and Compensation Committees. He has extensive experience as a Non-Executive Director of both publicly traded and private companies.
Vanessa Slowey serves on the board of directors of Triterras. Ms. Slowey has over 25 years of multinational experience with proficiency in start-ups, mergers and acquisitions, transformation and digitalization. She was the CEO of Digicel’s Carribean and Latin American branch until 2018 and the CEO of Digicel’s Asia Pacific branch prior to that. She has spent 16 years in roles across various emerging markets, with more than 20 years of total experience in the telecom industry. In her prior role, Slowey was a member of the board of directors of various Digicel subsidiaries in a wide range of jurisdictions and is currently a director of Digicel Cayman Islands. She holds a Diploma in Leadership from the Irish Management Institute, attended Harvard Business School for a Finance for Senior Executives program and is in the process of obtaining a master’s in digital marketing from the Digital Marketing Institute. Slowey is also certified as a Certified Investment Fund Director by the Institute of Banking and has completed the Company Direction Program from the Institute of Directors.
Matthew Richards serves on the board of directors of Triterras. Mr. Richards is the founder and managing director of the Watiga group of companies, including: (i) Watiga Legal, a Singapore law firm providing legal advisory services under Singapore, New York, English and Australian law principally for corporate finance, venture capital and private equity transactions; (ii) Watiga Trust, a licensed trust company in Singapore, providing trustee and fiduciary services to corporations, funds and individuals, and (iii) Watiga Asia, a professional services firm in Singapore providing a range of corporate services throughout Southeast Asia. Between 2006 and 2013 Richards was also an independent director and member of the audit and compensation committees of China Yuchai International Limited, a leading diesel engine manufacturer in China and a NYSE listed company. Richards holds a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) and Bachelor of Asian Studies (First Class Honours) from the Australian National University. He is also a qualified arbitrator and a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators. Richards is qualified to practice law in New York, England, Australia and Singapore, and is proficient in Bahasa Indonesian.
Kenneth Stratton serves on the board of directors of Triterras. He is the CEO of Asia Pacific FI Training Pte. Ltd. in Singapore ("Asia Pacific FI Training"), having served in the position since March 2017 and from March 2013 to March 2015. At Asia Pacific FI Training, Stratton leveraged his experience in fintech to design and deliver training across corporate banking, including strategic sales and account management, product sales, working capital, structured trade and cash management. Prior to his current position, he served as a general manager at the Bank of Tokyo, Mitsubishi, in Singapore from April 2015 to February 2017. Stratton also served as managing director at DBS Bank Limited in Singapore from October 2010 to February 2013. While at DBS Bank Limited, his fintech solutions helped to double revenue streams from approximately SGD 700 million to approximately SGD 1.5 billion in two years. Altogether, Stratton has over 30 years of experience in the banking and supply chain finance industries, and over 20 years of experience developing fintech solutions. He holds a diploma from Securities Institute of NSW and University of NSW, Sydney, Australia and is conversational in Japanese.
Director and Chief Financial Officer
Alvin Tan is a director and CFO of Triterras. He has over 20 years of experience as Group CFO and Finance Controller in several leading commodity trading firms. He spent 15 years at Cargill, working in Cargill Trade & Structured Finance Pte Ltd and Cargill Asia Pacific Treasury Ltd. Prior to joining Triterras, Tan worked at Golden Agri Resources and Musim Mas Holdings. He is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a degree in Accounting and Finance from Curtin University of Technology.