Board of Directors

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

Christophe Ramoisy

Chariman for the Board

Alain Madelin
- Former Minister of Economics 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. Chen Sheng
- 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. Chen Sheng

VP of Information Technology – GiiftPay

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

President of Sales and Strategy

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

Philippe Stephan
- A C-Level Executive with diverse experience in technology, finance and business
- Previously served as CTO for ViewPost overseeing development and operations for the invoicing and payment platform
- Prior to that he was CTO for RMS managing risk models, software and data production
- Has also worked with Advent International & Sophis, and been CTO for Moody’s Analytics
- He has done his Graduation from Ecole de Mines, France

Philippe Stephan

Group Chief Technology Officer

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