Meet our Advisors

Advisors to the Board

Vincent O'brien

Global Market Advisory

Executive Committee Member of the ICC Banking Commission and Head of Market Intelligence
Delivered trade finance technical assistance and training in more than 100 countries.
Associate Director of the Institute of International Banking Law and Practice (IIBlP) Washington.

Gautam Sashittal

Strategy , Funding


• Over 25 years of commodities and industry experience, including the oil and gas industry with Royal Dutch Shell.
• Was board member of DGCX, DDCCE, Dubai Diamond Exchange; international advisor to the Shanghai Gold Exchange.
• CEO of the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) till 2019

R Madhavan

Chief Strategy Officer

• Worked in the banking industry for 43 years
• Last job was Global Head of Correspondent Banking for Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore,
• Was Global Head of FI Product Management for American Express Bank in New York and prior to that, with State Bank of India.

Jan-Carl Stjernsward

Chief Legal Counsel

• Solicitor of England and Wales.
• Managing Partner of Lincoln Associates.
• Expertise includes commercial arbitration, investment treaty arbitration, white collar crime, government capacity building.
• Advised governments in Africa, Asia, Latam, Asset Managers, Banks, Aerospace, Construction and Oil & Gas.

Margarith Lutschg-Emmenegger



• Trade Finance Expert with a special focus on Forfaiting and Factoring
• Worked for Barclays Bank, Midland Bank Aval in London, West Merchant Bank (now WestLB AG)
• Worked for FIM Bank since 2003 and as President since 2004.
• Awarded the highest decoration of the Republic of Malta, the National Order of Merit
• Member of the board of the Swiss Association of Forfaiters in 1983
• Founding Chairman of the Association of Forfaiters in the Americas in 1995.
• In 2013, elected Chairman of International Factors Group (IFG)

Ravi Jagannathan



• Career technology specialist
• SVP - ICICI Infotech USA, heading services and solutions
• SGM & Head BPO – 3iInfotech Ltd, heading global BPO and services business in Europe
• Managing Director & CEO – eMudhra
• MD & CEO – YPayCash
• Managing Director – KrypC Corp – Bangalore and Seattle: Distributed ledger and & blockchain /regulated digital currency