Profile

Gift Management Asia Pte. Ltd. (Giift) drives the largest and more progressive global loyalty marketplace – a gateway to a new reality in loyalty.
As industry influencers in transforming the perceived value of a loyalty currency, we’ve shaped market-first possibilities including a worldwide network, loyalty market exchange, among others. It’s about reinventing the loyalty journey with convergence, integration and transparency.

The Giift marketplace is a network where loyalty programs and customers from anywhere in the world primarily converge, interact and engage. It goes beyond coalition within this sector. Harnessing the intelligence of technology, we have created a new industry segment, unifying the loyalty market, standardizing it and thus redefining it.

Our network, Giift Loyalty Marketplace, stimulates interaction between programs and members, where any points, miles and gift cards can be exchanged for other programs, globally. Our lead solution in integrating mobile payment technology with a single loyalty point technology takes forward our pervasiveness. This hybrid and robust offering is shaped with our end-to-end loyalty technology bringing global scalability, simplicity and seamlessness. Today, almost every industry sector including Hospitality, F&B, Airlines, Insurance, Retail, Banking, Payments and more, features on Giift Marketplace.

We serve the multi-faceted loyalty industry across three main functions including Loyalty Issuance, Loyalty Exchange and Loyalty Payment. With a beginning in 2014, Giift today reaches its 50k+ programs across 55+ countries and over 65m users. With our headquarters in Singapore, we have opened additional offices in New York, London, Wuhan, Beijing, Nigeria, Nairobi, Dubai, Jakarta, Mumbai, Colombo, Doha and Dhaka .

Staying true to our pioneering ideology, Giift is continuously setting new benchmarks for the industry.

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Value Chain

Loyalty programs can miss meeting their objectives due to stagnant memberships, limited design and technical support,
minimal scope etc. Our approach helps maximize value at every stage of the program lifecycle for successful execution.

Approach

Value

Holistic

Managing a program throughout its lifecycle, enhancing value at every stage

Fluid

Optimizing execution and program scope

Integration

Single-source model, cost efficacy, maximizing market opportunity

Technological Intelligence

Innovating to inspire member acquisition, redemption and ROI

How it Works

Board of Directors

At the helm is a leadership of stalwarts from varied economic sectors
Christophe Ramoisy
- Founder Partner of Pragma Capital
- Former Head of Credit Lyonnais Capital Markets

Christophe Ramoisy

Chariman for the Board

Alain Madelin
- France Former Minister of Economic and Finance
- Partner at Latour Capital

Alain Madelin

Board Member

David Krell
- Founder and Former Chairman of International Securities Exchange
- Former Member of Board of Deutsche Borse

David Krell

Board Member

Ivan Semenoff
- Former CEO of Sodexho Pass International and Zoloto

Ivan Semenoff

Board Member

Eric Sauzedde
- CEO of Victory Asset Management (Luxembourg)

Eric Sauzedde

Board Member

Joseph Batcha
- Managing Director of GKB Partners (Family Office)
- Former Head of Industrial Sector at Level Global Investors (Hedge Fund)

Joseph Batcha

Board Member

Laurent Xatart
- Co-founder and CEO of Giift
- 15 years of experience in the Benefits industry
- Former CFO and Head of Business Development of Sodexho Pass (#2 worldwide issuer with $12bn face value)
- Former CFO of BR Guest (Hospitality in NY)
- Masters Degree in Finance - EBS, Paris

Laurent Xatart

Board Member

Pascal Xatart
- Co-founder and Director (Finance) of Giift
- 18 years of experience in FinTech and Buy Out
- Former CEO of Calypso Technology (sold to Bridgepoint and Summit Partners), Misys, Sophis (sold to Vista) and Linedata (listed on the French stock market)
- Masters Degree in Finance - EBS, Paris

Pascal Xatart

Board Member

Giift Executive Management

Our pathbreaking endeavors become possible with an inspiring management team
Laurent Xatart
- 15 years of experience in the Benefits industry
- Former CFO and Head of Business Development of Sodexho Pass (#2 worldwide issuer with $12bn face value)
- Former CFO of BR Guest (Hospitality in NY)
- Masters Degree in Finance - EBS, Paris

Laurent Xatart

Co-founder and CEO

Pascal Xatart
- 18 years of experience in FinTech and Buy Out
- Former CEO of Calypso Technology (sold to Bridgepoint and Summit Partners), Misys, Sophis (sold to Vista) and Linedata (listed on the French stock market)
- Masters Degree in Finance - EBS, Paris

Pascal Xatart

Co-founder and Director (Finance)

Dr. Sheng Chen
- 10 years of experience in R&D and Technical Management
- Co-founder and CTO of CoolFen (now a subsidiary of Giift)
- Former Technical Head of Halliburton and Siemens Electronics
- PhD degree in EE - Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Dr. Sheng Chen

Chief Technology Officer

Maroun Tabet
- 25+ years of experience in International Sales Management
- Former Managing Director of Calypso Technology EMEA-Paris
- Sales leadership positions at Misys, Sophis, Prima Solutions, Murex and Hedgeguard
- MBA – IMD, Switzerland; B.S. in IT Engineering - E.S.I.B Beirut, Université Saint Joseph

Maroun Tabet

Chief Sales Officer

Jean Herbiere
- 12 years of experience in FinTech - Former R&D Manager for Misys, Sophis, Asia - Masters in Science, Applied Mathematics - Ecole Polytechnique, France and Canada

Jean Herbiere

Chief Digital Information Officer

Dr. Yinzhu Zhou
- 12 years of experience in Payments and Social Media (A*STAR, SPRING Singapore)
- Co-founder and COO of CoolFen (head of Product and Marketing)
- PhD degree in EE - Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Dr. Yinzhu Zhou

Chief Product Officer

Dilip Devaraya Samudram
- Experienced business / market development professional with expertise in consumer banking, digital transformation, loyalty & customer engagement
- Proven track record of success globally across B2C and B2B domains, across global and large local brands
- Go to Market strategist with strong network across Asia and Middle East
- Master's Degree in Business Administration from École des Ponts Business School, France

Dilip Devaraya Samudram

Managing Director – APAC

Yifei Zhou
- 10 years of experience in FinTech including Misys Sophis
- Founder and CEO of CoolFen
- Former Head of Business Development in Hong Kong and China
- Masters degree in Mathematics Applications and Economics - Ecole Polytechnique

Yifei Zhou

CEO of Giift China and CoolFen

Shreerang Gondegaonkar
- 8 years of experience in building Enterprise Applications
- Key player for the first outsourced project by Ministry of Defence
- Handled complex project dynamics across Telecommunications, Logistics, Airlines, Ministry of Defence and application portfolio management.

Shreerang Gondegaonkar

Vice President - Engineering & Chief Architect

Denise Toop
- Over 13 years experience in HR, facilities and office management.
- Started her fintech career at Sophis in 2010, managing Office operations in Singapore office.
- Joined Giift in 2015 as Office Manager and is now in charge of Admin and HR ensuring the smooth and stable global operations internally in Giift.
- Has been an integral part of Giift’s dynamic global expansion, following the integration of 5 offices with over 70 employees.

Denise Toop

Head of Admin & HR

Anoj Silva
- Banking and Finance professional with 20+ years experience of which 14 years in multinational banks (Deutsche Bank AG, Colombo & HSBC Bank ME, Dubai).
- Former AVP/Head of Finance at Dubai First PJSC, a Dubai Group company.
- Was a member of the Global UAT team of HSBC Bank ME representing Finance for Vision Plus migration.
- Managed a team of 20+ professionals in HSBC’s centralized regional cards finance and reconciliation supporting seven countries.

Anoj Silva

VP Finance, Group Controller

Tasneem Pittalwala
- Result-oriented professional with over 15 years of experience in loyalty management program management for B2C and B2B business segments.
- Her work experience includes marketing and advertising across the BFSI, Apparels, Mobile & Telecom sectors.
- She currently handles Marketing Strategy for Giift and its clients, including design and front-end development.
- MBA in Marketing Management from the Institute of Business Management Studies Maharashtra, Mumbai.

Tasneem Pittalwala

Head of Marketing & Communication

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