BondEvalue is a Singapore based Fintech company that focuses on Asian bond markets. Unlike equities which have already been digitally disrupted, bonds have remained unchanged for decades, with private bank clients unable to access live prices. We envision using our deep domain expertize to level the playing field for them via the simplicity and convenience of an App.

Rahul Banerjee

Founder

Rahul is a Fixed Income banker with deep expertise in Asian Capital markets. Prior to starting BondEvalue, Rahul was the Global Head for International Corporates, Financial Market Sales at Standard Chartered Bank. His team was based across all the major SCB dealing rooms and covered the Fixed Income needs of large corporate clients. Prior to this he was MD and Regional Head of Capital Markets for South Asia. He was also a member of the Bank’s Capital Markets Global Management team. The team was responsible for debt fundraising across both international and domestic markets. For 2014, they won the Business World-PWC Foreign currency Bond Dealmaker of the year among many other awards from IFR, Asset AAA magazine etc. Over the course of his career he has worked at Nomura Securities Singapore, Credit Suisse and Citibank. He graduated from Delhi College of Engineering and did his MBA from the Indian School of Business (Deans List), where he received the HSBC scholarship for leadership.  He holds two patents in his name. Rahul lives in Singapore with his wife and two daughters.

Rajaram

Rajaram

Co-Founder & CTO

Rajaram is a financial technologist, with a passion for building products that are ahead of their times. Over the past two decades he has been at the forefront of several waves of technology paradigm shifts, from monoliths to microservices, on-premise to public cloud and large servers to micro-containers. He is now leading the effort to build the world’s first regulated blockchain based bond exchange. Prior to joining bondEvalue, he was Senior Vice President and Head of Treasury and Markets technology at DBS Asia Hub 2. In that role he led a team of 175 technologists His focus was on growing the team, building agility, developing technical leadership and creating innovation. In his career, he has worn many hats from Software Development, Architecture, Product Management and Marketing to Senior Leadership. He has worked with companies such as Verifone, Hewlett Packard, Support.com and ADP across multiple enterprise and consumer software products. BondEvalue is his second entrepreneurial venture, previously, he was a partner in Levitum Software Labs building mobile and digital applications at scale. He is a computer science engineer from RV College of Engineering and a business graduate from the founding batch at the Indian School of Business. In his spare time he is either trying to reduce his golfing handicap or diving exotic underwater locations.

Rajesh Johar

Rajesh Johar

Board Member

  Rajesh Johar is the Managing Director of Avani Resources Pte. Ltd., a trading firm with expertise in commodity-trading specifically for uses in Energy and Infrastructure Industries. Prior to his journey in Avani, he has gathered years of experiences in prestigious institutions such as SCB and Credit Suisse, where he was a Director in transaction banking and VP in fixed income. He is an alumni of IIT Kharagpur and IIM Bangalore, India. Rajesh is a citizen and resident of Singapore.

Advisory Board Members

 
 

Aditya Agarwal

Advisory Board Member

Aditya is Managing Director with Maybank, where he heads the Group’s Loan Syndication business based out of Singapore. He has approximately 25 years of Capital Markets, Credit and Corporate Banking experience across India, Hong Kong and Singapore, having worked with Bank of America and Royal Bank of Scotland previously. Aditya is an alumnus of IIT Delhi and IIM Kolkata.

Andrew Chiang

Advisory Board Member

Andrew has been covering the corporate sector for the past 24 years. He started his career with Keppel Bank (since subsumed into OCBC) where he cut his teeth in banking.  After 4 years there, he moved over to Citi where he spent the next 14 years, in 2 different roles. The first as a senior banker covering Singapore’s top-tier corporates.  Subsequently, he moved up to HK to take on the role of Regional Head of Shipping, Offshore and Logistics covering the Asia Pacific region.  He was based in HK for 10 years and was active in China, India, Vietnam, Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia, South Korea & Japan. During the financial crisis in 2008, Andrew was head-hunted to spearhead DNB’s regional hub in Singapore where he ran the Asian office of the world’s largest shipping finance house.  He spent 6 years there as Regional Head and managed a team of 18 bankers during one of the most turbulent times in living memory.  At its peak, the portfolio was in excess of US$7 billion. Today he heads the large corporates desk in Singapore covering a diverse range of industries, from agri-commodities, airports, telecoms to power plants.  He continues to have regional responsibility for shipping at a large multi-national bank.  He is based in Singapore. Andrew spent a good part of his childhood being schooled in the UK and Europe.   He lived and studied in Europe over a period of 12 year and graduated from the University of Warwick, England.  He is an Economics Major.

Alok Kochhar

Sr. Advisor

Alok Kochhar has over three decades of banking and management experience working in various businesses/geographies across Bank of America Merrill Lynch Asia-Pacific franchise. He joined Bank of America Merrill Lynch in May 1982 and left them in December 2014 as Vice Chairman, Asia, Corporate Banking.

Over his long career in BAML, he has managed FIG, Corporate Banking, Capital Markets, Credit Products, Structured Finance, Leveraged Finance and Risk Management functions for the Bank and as a result has developed a deep holistic knowledge of financial environments, regulatory frameworks and market challenges across the region. He has worked in New Delhi, Mumbai, Hong Kong and Singapore and has played an integral role in the establishment of several new businesses for the Bank.

Alok, based in Singapore, is a Senior Advisor to The Boston Consulting Group Financial Services practice. He is on the board of Catholic Syrian Bank and founder of Capitaloptima Advisory Private Limited and Inaltare Consulting Private Limited, boutique restructuring, resolution and capital raising advisory firms.
Alok is the President of Beyond Social Services an VWO focused on at risk children from challenged neighborhoods in Singapore

Alok is a Chemical Engineer from IIT Delhi and received his MBA from IIM Ahmedabad.

Pramod Shenoi

Advisory Board Member

Pramod has extensive experience in debt markets. As the regional head of financial institutions for Mizuho Securities’ Debt Capital Markets team, he covered most financial issuers across South East Asia, India and Hong Kong. Prior to that Pramod was the Head of Capital Solutions at Standard Chartered, advising financial institutions on capital structure and capital instruments, before which he was with Lehman Brothers and Nomura in London, covering UK and Irish financial institutions. Pramod has a deep interest in the area of eldercare. He is an alumnus of St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, and the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

Chia Hock Lai

Advisory Board Member

Chia Hock Lai is passionate about how technology is disrupting the way financial services are being delivered to consumers and businesses, and in the process making the financial system more efficient and inclusive. Hock Lai has 18 years of experience in the financial industry, having performed roles in both business and technology. He graduated from the National University of Singapore (Real Estate), Nanyang Technological University (Infocomm Technology) and Nanyang Polytechnic (Fund Management & Administration). Besides being the president of the Singapore FinTech Association, Hock Lai is also a Fellow of the Singapore University of Social Science, advisor to FinTech Startups and mentor to student FinTech projects.

 

Team Members

Indiwar Hundal

SVP – Information Services

Indiwar is a Air Force veteran who has a keen eye for finance. He is responsible for business development, market share expansion and market strategy of the company’s B2C segment. He also overlooks the newsletter and the training programs. Before joining BondEvalue, he was a test pilot and a qualified flying instructor in the Indian Air Force. There he handled extensive operations, unit accounts, hundreds of personnel and combat equipment worth millions. He holds Masters in Defence and Strategic Studies and has completed his business management studies from Indian School of Business where he majored in Finance and Marketing. Indiwar lives in India with his wife and two sons.

Manish Madan Mohan

Information Security Head

Manish is our go to guy on Information Security and is the author of our in-house publication ‘Cyber Bugle’. He has 15 years of experience in increasingly responsible roles within the information security domain in companies like Bank of America and Wells Fargo. He is also hands-on with end-to-end implementation of Information Security having worked as a Freelance Information Security Consultant. Manish is also an ISO 27001 certified Lead Auditor and has extensively worked on Audits, Governance, Training, and Implementation within the information security space. An ardent follower of Formula 1, he also enjoys singing and reading.

George Thomas

Director – Fixed Income

George has over a decade’s experience in Fixed Income markets with Credit Suisse where he worked on Asian Local Currency Fixed Income Trading with a primary focus on India Offshore and South East Asian markets. His experience includes trading onshore and offshore FX, Swaps, Bonds and Futures. He has experience with the Fixed Income Front Office Technology Trading Books and Market Pricers which were built on Excel and C#. George has a Major degree in Computer Engineering and a Minor degree in Finance from the National University of Singapore.
He is passionate about the integration of technology and financial markets and explores this by writing python-based algorithms to trade in Fixed Income and Equity securities, Cloud Computing and Machine Learning. This is when he is not enjoying his hobbies of skiing and scuba-diving.

Rahul Puri

Director – Fixed Income

Rahul Puri has over a decade of banking experience covering Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities needs of large institutional, public sector and corporate clients. Prior to joining Bondevalue, he ran the Indonesia cross-asset Derivatives Solutions business for Citi from Singapore. Before Citi, he covered large multinational corporate treasury centres in Asia as a senior salesperson and has also worked as senior FX structurer covering institutional clients across Asia. He has been the recipient of Citi ASEAN Sales Award and Quality Excellence Award and was selected for Citi’s Leadership Development Program.
Rahul graduated from National University of Singapore as a recipient of SIA-NOL scholarship and is a CFA charterholder.

Snehal Deshmukh

Executive Assistant

Snehal joined BondEvalue as an Executive Assistant. She is a graduate in B.A. Economics (Hons) from Delhi University and Post Graduate in Finance and Foreign Exchange Management. She has also undertaken a short course in Software Engineering from NIIT.
Before joining BondEvalue, she worked at Radius Infratel Pvt Ltd, Gurgaon as an Executive in Finance and Accounts. Prior to that she was with ETA Engineering Pvt Ltd, Noida where she worked as an Executive and Coordinator and also helped Accounts and Commercial.
She has a total experience of 6+ years including 3 years as an Executive Assistant cum Coordinator. She is an avid traveler, loves music and recently developed a passion for reading.

Raahil Shah

Fixed Income Specialist

Raahil joined the BondEvalue team in September 2017 while pursuing the MSc in Wealth Management Program at SMU. At BondEvalue, Raahil closely tracks the Asian bond markets to sift through news and price data to provide accurate and timely information to BondEvalue users. He is also working on new products that deploy data analytical tools and AI.

Prior to this, he worked as an Equity Research Analyst covering Capital Goods and Renewable Energy at HDFC Securities – Institutional Research in Mumbai, India. He has previously worked with the Analytics team at Debtwire and the Risk Consulting team at KPMG. He has passed all 3 levels of the CFA Program and holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Management.

Abel Khoo

Fixed Income Lead (Products)

Abel is a fixed income professional, with an aptitude for numbers and a passion for burgeoning ecosystems. Being amongst the founding members of the business, Abel has been part of BondEvalue’s growth the past two years and has worked on multiple products and projects. Abel currently leads products and partnerships, and is heavily involved in product development and external partners engagement. Abel was an undergraduate student at Singapore Management University, with a strong background in Economics.

Charlene Chor

Fixed Income Analyst

Charlene has graduated from SMU with a degree in Accountancy and Finance. Being a natural with numbers, she fits in right with BondEvalue. She discharges the duties as a fixed income analyst where she is responsible to oversees bond prices and yields movement on the BEV platform. She also takes care of our day-to-day operations. Apart from managing and improving the bond-pricing system, she also contributes to customer relations by ensuring smooth user-experience.
Charlene was attached to Blackrock APAC Treasury team and RHB Debt Capital Market and Corporate Client Coverage team during her time in SMU.

Ang Shixuan Glenn

Client Relations Associate

Glenn is a Client Relations Associate at BondEvalue. After graduating from The University of Melbourne (Australia, Victoria) with a degree in Accounting and Finance, he joined our Sales and Marketing team. Glenn currently works on information service sales, marketing strategies and client relationship management. Prior to joining us, Glenn was involved in business development at Gerson Lehrman Group during his time at Melbourne University.

Teo Kar Leng

Management Associate

Kar Leng is a curious learner who enjoys working with numbers and new technologies. After graduating from Singapore Management University with a double degree in Business Management and Economics, she has joined our team as a Management Associate. She currently works closely with the team and external partners in the development and operations of the BondbloX Bond Exchange. Prior to joining BondEvalue, she was involved in global payment partnerships at Flywire while pursuing her degree from SMU.

Madhusudan Rao

Engineering Manager

Madhu, has more than 12 years of experience in IT industry in various domains including Telecom, Financial Services and Capital Markets. He gained this invaluable experience while working with technology leaders including Infosys, Oracle and RealPage. He has a good knowledge of the Waterfall and various Agile models of software development. As a Technology Lead in Infosys, he was responsible for delivering critical applications across the software life-cycle which included formulating the requirements and architecture, development of the product and ensuring that the product goes live. Most of his spare time is taken up by his daughter. Apart from this, he likes to laze around with a fat(tish) book and enjoys a wide range of books from pulp thrillers to Shakespeare.

Rajesh Kumar

Production Support Lead

Rajesh is the Production Support Lead and an Incident Manager at BondEvalue. He is responsible to ensure that the Production Systems are always up and available. Prior to Bondevalue, he worked with organizations including DXC, HCL and Polaris where he excelled in domains including Banking, Telecom and Manufacturing. His technical background and understanding of client issues has helped him to resolve client issues from a technical stand point which have facilitated Operations and Clients at a go. In his spare time he likes to play ping-pong ball game, cricket and badminton.

Pramod

Product Manager

Pramod oversees BondEvalue’s global product strategy and Member Partner integration to BondEvalue Exchange platform. He has over 8 years of experience in diverse field including Product Management, Implementation, Client Services and Account Management. Previously he was a Senior Product Specialist in Eze Software. At Eze, he was the Product Owner for their Tradewinds product. He also gained precious experience in implementing and building interface customizations for their OMS software to onboard new clients. He is happily married and his interests include running and food photography.

Arundhati Behera

Senior User Experience Manager

Arundhati is a Senior User Experience Manager with us. She is responsible for designing and developing multiple dashboards, applications and websites across B2B and B2C arms of the company. She ensures that all UI, UX Design and Development activities are executed with highest standards. She was associated with HVS – Templatolio prior to joining BondEvalue and has worked across multiple industries spanning across Financial Services, Hotel Hospitality Domain, Hotel Technologies, Healthcare Services, IT Software Services, and Travel industry.

Paritosh Pandey

Senior Full Stack Engineer

Paritosh is a Senior Full Stack Engineer at BondEvalue. Before joining BondEvalue, he was associated with Wells Fargo where he was developing BPM solutions. He developed multiple projects like CIEM (Customer Issue Event Management), CSTAR Adjustments, CIEM-HL (CIEM-Home Lending). His current role offers him the opportunity to get hands-on with the latest advances in financial technology like Blockchain, Natural Language Processing, Predictive Modelling, Data Visualizations. He is a Computer Science major from NIT Allahabad.

Vivek Kumar

Senior Full Stack Engineer

Vivek works in the capacity of back-end engineer with us. He is passionate about the application of emerging technologies in financial valuation and product development. In addition, he savors Financial Engineering and Quantitative Finance. Prior to joining BondEvalue, he has worked at IHS Markit in the domain of OTC Derivatives trade processing.

Babitha Rani

Quality Assurance Analyst

Babitha is a Manual & Automation Tester at BondEvalue. She has over 3 years of experience in software testing in different domains including E-commerce and IT Infrastructure. As someone obsessed with quality, she enjoys preparing Test scenarios and writing bug reports. She is experienced in Test Automation frameworks like Selenium. Before joining us, she worked at a leading company which provided QA services for a prominent E-commerce Application.

Vishnu Ganta

Full Stack Engineer

Vishnu is a software professional provides solutions to FinTech Problems at BondEvalue. He not only excels in technology but also holds invaluable practical experience. He also passionate about learning new technologies . Prior to BondEvalue, he worked with an IOT based start-up where he was involved in creating solutions to control devices remotely.

Bhavya Reddy

Full Stack Engineer

Bhavya is a software professional who has a passion to learn new technologies. Not only does Bhavya excel in the technical domain, she also brings with her loads of practical experience. At BondEvalue, she provides solutions to solving FinTech Problems. Prior to BondEvalue she was involved in creating solutions around supply chain and procurement applications in Blockchain as well as with other cutting edge technologies.

Dinesh Kumar

Full Stack Engineer

Dinesh is an experienced JavaScript full stack engineer who brings our product designs to life. He likes to keep up with the latest technology trends. He also supports a reputation for shipping out flawless code for all the applications he works on as well as accepting outlandish demands from the marketing team. He can win you with his humor. Prior to BondEvalue, he was associated with Kony, a low code mobile application development platform.

Sneha Satrasala

Senior QA Engineer

Sneha is our Senior QA Engineer managing quality assurance and the scrums.
She has expertise in manual and database testing and helps us in ensuring that a defect free product gets delivered. Prior to BondEvalue, she worked as a QA at MindTree and NTT Data
She enjoys spending her free time either dancing or playing badminton.

Mohan Ganesh

Full Stack Engineer

Mohan Ganesh is a Full Stack Engineer at BondEvalue. He is experienced in product development and is passionate about the new technologies. He is detailed-oriented, responsible and committed software developer experienced in designing, implementing, testing and delivering complex back-end and web-applications using a variety of programming languages and tools.

Ashish

Full Stack Engineer

Ashish has joined us as a full-stack engineer who helps us strengthen and grow our products. He has exposure to various Blockchain platforms like Hyperledger Fabric and Hyperledger Sawtooth as well as other contemporary technologies and platforms like IBM Watson, Java, NodeJs and BOX. He is very inquisitive and likes exploring niche technologies. Before joining BondEvalue, he worked extensively on ECM and SCM solutions.

Ramachandra Sahu

DevOps Engineer

Sahu joined BondEvalue as a Devops Engineer and has over two years experience on AWS, Python and the Devops process. He helps us in streamlining our release cycles and optimizing our presence on AWS cloud. Outside of work, he loves to dance and is also an avid traveler.
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