Our Team

Belfrics is a premier cryptocurrency exchange developed by a team of energetic, multi-skilled and vibrant problem solvers. Belfrics comprises of a team of financial trading professionals with rich experience in various markets and commodities coupled with a vision for the future of digital assets. Our aim is to open the doors of digital asset trading to as many people as we can and help them benefit from this with the development of an ever-improving exchange platform.

Core Management Team

Praveenkumar

Chairman and CEO

Praveen is the founder and CEO of Belfrics Group. He has over 15 years of experience in financial markets with specific expertise in OTC and exchange-traded derivatives. He has served multiple financial institutions in India, the Middle East and Far east and has provided liquidity solutions to various exchanges. He was instrumental in providing liquidity solutions for soft commodity derivative contracts in Indian and Singaporean exchanges. He owns an IT and financial services firm, providing solutions to FOREX and commodity market participants. He is constantly involved with various regulatory authorities in drafting frameworks and policies for OTC market participants. His deep understanding of trading platforms and technology associated with payment solutions has fueled Belfrics’ technology conceptualisation.
Praveenkumar

Chairman & CEO

Maya

Co-Founder & Administrative Director

Maya is the Co-founder and Administrative Director for Belfrics Group of Companies. Her passion for administration and her ability to nurture excellence has been instrumental for Belfrics’ expansion globally. She holds a Masters Degree in Science and carry a decade of experience in managing start-ups and MNCs. Maya’s experience in people management and her understanding of financials markets dynamics is an essential asset for Belfrics growth globally.
Maya

Co-Founder & Administrative Director

Jabeer

Group Chief Operating Officer

Jabeer has done his Masters in International Trade Management and holds extensive experience in OTC markets. With over 12 years of operational experience in International Financial Markets including equity, commodity and FX, Jabeer takes care of operations at Belfrics Global as Chief operating officer. Jabeer has worked with major broking firms in India and Dubai for over a decade. His composure with respect to business development and understanding of the online derivative markets trading space provides a crucial advantage for us in positioning our product offerings in the cryptocurrency domain.
Jabeer

Group Chief Operating Officer

Core Tech Team

Raghu Vamsi Gonnabathula

Lead Software Engineer-Blockchain

Raghu's association with blockchain began when he was attempting to settle payment transactions over mesh networks. He spent significant time building solutions within supply chain and trade finance using blockchain based technologies. He is committed to working on core blockchain protocols and overlooks platform design and implementation of Belrium blockchain. Having written code for a silicon valley startup, he understands how to scale. He has also been employed as a product manager and so understands how to build products that customers love. He believes in the idea of scale fast or fail fast. You can see him playing volleyball or touring on his motorbike whenever he is not thinking about blockchain.
Raghu Vamsi Gonnabathula

Lead Software Engineer-Blockchain

Sri Harsha Bakku

Senior Blockchain Developer

Harsha is an Electrical Engineer from IIT Bombay. His association with blockchain began through cryptocurrencies. He was intrigued by the core idea of digital transfer of value made possible by blockchain. Being committed to making cryptocurrencies mainstream he spearheads platform development for the Belfrics Exchange.
Sri Harsha Bakku

Senior Blockchain Developer

Kosanam Satish Reddy

Senior Software Engineer

Satish holds a Masters degree in Mathematics from BITS Pilani. Being a Mathematician he’s pretty good with numbers and has a flair for programming. He’s the go-to guy for algorithms and protocols at Belfrics. He was the first engineer of a series B funded startup in the recruitment space. He had successfully built the organization into a team of 180 people. He is a core python source code contributor and is now overlooking decentralized protocols and applications for the Belrium blockchain.
Kosanam Satish Reddy

Senior Software Engineer

E C Uday Senan

Global Strategist - Belfrics Academy

Uday is an engineering graduate with a career trajectory that touches diverse areas within his field of expertise. An engineering graduate from SRM University, Chennai, Uday has proved his mettle in the roles of Developer, Learning Officer with the Talent Development Team, and finally Product Owner, all within a short span of 5 years.
His vast experience in managing a Learning Management System at TCS has equipped him to handle the tasks and responsibilities that come with his current roles at Belfrics. At Belfrics, Uday manages the portfolios of Global Strategist for Belfrics Academy, Marketing, Sales, and Customer Relationship Executive for Belfrics BT, and Head of Belfrics Payment Gateway. His vast and varied experience equip him with the knowledge to formulate a strategy for the Belfrics Academy and tactfully manage stakeholders. Uday takes an avid interest in all technology and Blockchain-related information, and is especially passionate about the significance of Blockchain technology and its potential to shape the future of the digital world.

When he isn’t consumed by all things Blockchain, Uday tends to dabble in a little filmmaking on the side and calls it his other passion.

E C Uday Senan

Global Strategist
Belfrics Academy

Trilochana Chary Soppadandi

Senior Blockchain Developer

Chary has built many decentralized applications on the Ethereum blockchain and built some of the core components within the Belrium ecosystem. His journey in blockchain started in 2013 when he was attempting to solve peer to peer payments transactions. He has spent significant time building solutions in the payments industry using blockchain based protocols. Before joining Belfrics, he used to head technology for an Indian blockchain startup. He has an engineering degree in Computer Science from an elite Indian institution. His previous experience includes working with large volumes of data, algorithms, data mining, distributed systems and general artificial intelligence. He is passionate about new technology and is particularly intrigued by the potential of Blockchain.
Trilochana Chary Soppadandi

Senior Blockchain Developer

Alok Kumar

Senior Software Engineer

Alok has over five years of experience as an Android developer and holds a Masters degree in Computer Applications. He is a self motivated software developer and is a highly skilled in the field of android application development and software designing. He is an efficient problem solver, raspberry pi enthusiast and a blockchain developer. He is always keen to explore new technology and loves to take on challenging tasks.
Alok Kumar

Senior Software Engineer

Regional Directors

Justus Kimasyu

Director - Operations - Kenya

Justus has a strong passion for the currency markets and he heads our operations in Kenya. He is a high energy executive in the financial market. He has worked as a cross functional, senior management professional and has developed skills across sales, marketing, service delivery, operations & strategic functions. He specialises in developing sales, processes, functions and driving organisational strategy at the ground level. With over 5 years of hard core experience in the OTC foreign exchange market, he has gained the expertise required to assist potential business partners in the financial markets across Africa. Justus Holds a diploma in Business Management.
Justus Kimasyu

Director – Operations – Kenya

Chris Oyeniyi

Director - Accounts & Finance - Nigeria

Chris holds a first-class accounting degree from Oxford Brookes University in the UK. He is a chartered accountant and a member of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants in the UK. He is also a certified professional accountant in British Columbia, Canada.
He started his career as an auditor and later moved on to financial advisory and business consulting with experience across several business sectors in Nigeria spanning over 9 years. He last worked with the Nigerian International Securities Limited, a member of the Nigerian stock exchange as the Head of finance & investments before venturing into his own full time practice as a business consultant.
Chris Oyeniyi

Director – Accounts & Finance – Nigeria

Jeremiah Ukachukwu

Director - Administration - Nigeria

Jeremiah is an Alumnus of Imo State University and Urban University in Rome, Italy where he bagged a Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) and Bachelor of Philosophy in Legal Studies and philosophy respectively. Before venturing into private business, he worked with a reputable financial institution and consulting firms in Nigeria and has extensive knowledge in human resources management, business consultancy, portfolio management, and training. He is well traveled in the business world with robust experience in international trade. Jay is also a well known Crypto Consultant in the Nigerian Crypto Space having traveled in and outside Nigeria for seminars, symposia, conferences, workshops and training on Fin-Tech and blockchain Technology. He is the chairman of Inks Aion the Nigeria Ltd, Auxano Aion Investment Ltd and an Executive director at L'Insoumis international Ltd.
Jeremiah Ukachukwu

Director – Administration – Nigeria

Nkiruka Okoro

Director - Support Services - Nigeria

Nkiru holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) In the English Language from Abia State University in Okigwe, Nigeria. She is an experienced professional with a wealth of knowledge in Customer Service, having worked in the customer service department of a reputable international airline for 12 years which included her winning multiple awards. She is highly customer centric with excellent relationship building skills as evidenced by various certificates of customer service trainings in London. She is a co-founder of Auxano AION Investment Ltd and has been in the cryptocurrency world for 2 years.
Nkiruka Okoro

Director – Support Services – Nigeria

Victor Evoh

Director - Sales & Marketing - Nigeria

Victor holds a Bachelor of Geography degree from the University of Nigeria in Nsukka. He is a member of reputable professional institutes in Nigeria and has undergone several training programmes in Systems Management, Project Management and Procurement Methods. He has also worked in the ICT and Securities Services Sector in the last 12 years. Victor is a seasoned professional who facilitates the creation and development of innovation and improves efficiency of operations.
Victor Evoh

Director – Sales & Marketing – Nigeria

Vazeem Jadeer

Director - Customer Support - India

Has an excellent understanding of trading platforms, equity, commodity and FX dealing and an acumen for customer service.
Vazeem Jadeer

Director – Customer Support – India

Pengiran Hafiz

Director - Operations - Asia Pacific

An innovative thinker with a proven track record of increasing revenues, establishing networks, streamlining workflow and creating a conducive environment for a team to work in and be productive in.
Pengiran Hafiz

Director – Operations – Asia Pacific

Kabenda Balete

Director - Tanzania

Balete Kabenda is an Entrepreneur and Chief Executive Officer of BK Networks Co Ltd a Sales and Marketing company involved in software distribution. The company also owns Perfect Light Studios that involve on music, video and photo shooting, graphics design and it works as a PR company within a country.

He was awarded a degree of engineering from the University of Dar es Salaam as the Food and Biochemical Engineer, is a member of Institute of Engineers a reputable organization for Engineers in his country, and has worked in a highly qualified engineering company and attended Sales and Marketing trainings such as the Professional Selling.

He hold the strong leadership and management for over four years, having strong on negotiation, communication skills and networking.

He has been involved in the cryptocurrency business for over three years now, training on cryptocurrency to create awareness of people, has been in the Network marketing industry and is now fully involved in crypto trading and block chain investigations through foreign companies with expertise in the same area to help his country be able to manage and allow cryptocurrency become a well-known business with a financial institution like the Bank of Tanzania.

Kabenda Balete

Director – Tanzania

Senior Management Team

Santhosh Palavesh

Chief Innovation Officer

Possesses over 10 years of experience and expertise in digital transformation ranging from technology to digital marketing to blockchain.
Santhosh Palavesh

Chief Innovation Officer

Ali Matar

Regional Head - Bahrain

Ali graduated from AMA international university of Bahrain with a BSc degree in Business Informatics & from Bahrain Training Institute with First diploma in Electrical and Electronics engineering. Besides the professional certificates that he holds, here are some of his other achievements:
• PMP (Project Management Professional) from Project Management Institute “PMI”.
• Certified Digital Marketing from Digital Marketing Institute “DMI”.

Ali Has over a decade of experience in FinTech with an extensive background in business development, operations, sales, and projects. He was a key member who initiated the first remittance from a mobile phone in 2008 to send money across borders from Bahrain (Zain Wallet) to Philippines (G-Cash) & also a key member who introduced TAM dinar - “Cashless payment method” to the Ministry of Interior - General Directorate of Traffic in 2016. He is passionate about technology and the latest trends of digitisation. He is always accountable, responsible, proactive, and last but not least a team player. He was an honor student in the Prime Minister's Sixth Ceremony.

Ali Matar

Regional Head – Bahrain

Sibi C John

Senior Executive - Dealing

Sibi C John

Senior Executive – Dealing

Dinakaran

AML & Compliance Officer

Dinakaran Sivalingam is a Compliance and AML officer who is based on the Kuala Lumpur office. He has a total of 13 years’ worth of experience in the banking industry, being attached to International Financial Institutions and also has been Certified by the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS). Main focus areas in Know Your Customer (KYC), Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Counter Terrorist Financing (CTF). Thus, enabling to provide the best services possible to the company’s internal and external clientele with the knowledge in the motor functions of many business and requirement for AML and CTF.
Dinakaran

AML & Compliance Officer

Advisory Members

Murali Krishnan

Advisor, Strategic Planning

Over 14 years of experience and expertise in Family Office Management, Portfolio Management, Equity (International and Domestic), Real Estate Funds and Structured Products.

Murali Krishnan

Advisor, Strategic Planning

Fairuz Omar

Advisor, Oil and Gas Sector

Has been involved in EPCC/EPCIC downstream and upstream projects for the past 12 years with a focus on project management and procurement.
Fairuz Omar

Advisor, Oil and Gas Sector

Business Development Core Team

Djibril W

Business Development Executive - Kenya

With an educational background in Banking & Finance, Public Policy and Digital Currency, Bitcoin caught his attention in 2016. Since then, he has been a devoted voluntarist of blockchain and the benefits of Digital Currencies as a technological advance that can greatly enhance the free flow of payments around the world.
He is an entrepreneurial executive business developer who enjoys establishing effective strategies and directing major initiatives from conceptualization to implementation. Since joining Belfrics he has been responsible for the definition and execution of the go to market strategy and sales of Belfrics product and services.
Djibril W

Business Development Executive – Kenya

Masero Bruno

Business Development Executive - Kenya

Bruno Masero is in sales and marketing at Belfrics Kenya Branch. In this role, he leads the marketing direction and strategic vision for Belfrics Kenya, Portfolio Management and Supervise
sales account representatives. He became fascinated with blockchain technology in the year 2017 and has never looked back. Prior to this role, Bruno has been a banker with over 9 years experience in product management and product marketing roles. Bruno holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Daystar University.
Masero Bruno

Business Development Executive – Kenya

Srinath Baskaran

Product Manager-White Label Solution

Sri has over ten years of experience in business development, strategy and marketing. He is a technology enthusiast who has spent much of his time working on strategy and marketing for technology-oriented companies. He has worked in the fields of engineering services sales, automobile marketing, event management, marketing and business strategy. He enjoys taking on big challenges and is a solution-oriented, team player.
Srinath Baskaran

Product Manager-White Label Solution