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.
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.
Adrian Kow Tuck Hoong
Adrian brings to Triterras more than 30 years of experience and leadership in financial planning and reporting, strategic and corporate finance, and risk management. Previously, he was the group CFO of Boardroom Limited, a professional services company providing corporate secretarial, share registry, accounting, payroll, and taxation services. Throughout his career, he has held senior leadership positions with leading global companies, including Lagardère Sports, ESPN STAR Sports and Nortel Networks.
Adrian earned a Bachelor of Commerce (B. Com) degree with an emphasis in Accounting and Economics from the University of Melbourne. He is a member of both the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) and CPA Australia. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
Mr. Kim brings to Triterras nearly 30 years of experience in international investment, finance and technology leadership in Asia, the United States and Europe. He serves as advisor for fintech and blockchain incubation to the Korea Internet Agency. He is also a mentor and advisor to the Korean KOCCA program—incubated technology startups in the Korean artificial intelligence, fintech and blockchain sectors.
Mr. Kim was a founder of the first Korean robo-advisor PKI, which was selected for the Korean government’s fintech “sandbox.” He also served as an advisor to Smartforecast, a Korean machine-learning fintech startup focusing on AI-driven portfolio management and Tenspace, an AI-driven credit rating fintech startup.
Kim’s investment and capital markets experience includes serving as Managing Director and Head of Global Equities at Credit Suisse Asset Management, where he led a team of portfolio managers in Zurich, London, New York, Tokyo, and Singapore. His many accomplishments at Credit Suisse include creating joint ventures with ICBC in China and Woori Financial Group in Korea, building a fund distribution channel in Japan, and rebuilding Credit Suisse’s private client practice in the UAE. Prior to Credit Suisse, Kim served as the inaugural Head of Mirae Asset Global Investments.
Mr. Kim holds a BA in East Asian Studies from McGill University. Kim also holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with a major in international finance and accounting. He is licensed by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission as a Responsible Officer for Type 4 (advising on securities) and Type 9 (asset management) regulated activities.
Mr. Jayapal brings significant international tax, accounting, and finance experience to Triterras’ Board.
Mr. Jayapal is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants UK (FCCA), the Fellow Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (FCA) and Fellow of CPA Australia (FCPA). Mr. Jayapal is the Deputy President of UK Accounting Group McMillan Woods International, and has been instrumental in developing the Asian network for McMillan Woods, particularly in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. He is a director at Alliance Corporate Services Pte Ltd, Chairman of Hallmark Capital Pte Ltd and Chairman of Hallmark Nominee Services Pte Ltd Singapore. He also is a board member of ANSA India Pte Ltd, a member of the Board of Governors of St. John International School, Malaysia and the Deputy Chairman of International Student Recruitment Center Pte Ltd. He is as one of the Founder Members and Past President of the Institute of Management Consultants (IMC). Mr. Jayapal served on the boards of directors of various companies, including Savant Infocom PLC, Panel Kerr Forster, Parker Randall, Parker Randall Sdn Bhd, Parker Randall India Pvt Ltd, AEC Edu Group Pte Ltd, and Sindia Property Group Pte Ltd. He previously was a Council Member serving on the Singapore Branch at the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). He studied ACCA in London through Emile Woolf College of Accounting, became a member of ACCA in 1985 and a Fellow in 1990. He co-authored several books in taxation and tax management.