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

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

Nicholas Smalle
  • Partner since inception at Apis Partners & have invested across several sub-sectors in Financial Services
  • Experience in investment roles, including running a Corporate Venture Capital vehicle for one of the largest Emerging Market Insurers
  • Started the career in consulting at McKinsey and Company
  • MBA from INSEAD & Masters from the University of Cambridge

Nicholas Smalle

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. 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

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

CTO - Corporate & Merchant Loyalty Solutions

Amaury Berthet
  • Over 12 years in global Marketing strategy & digital transformation.
  • Proven track record of marketplace management in several industries and more recently in Fintech (payment).
  • Served as Marketing manager at Ralph Lauren, and Chief Marketing & Digital officer in startups and SMBs.
  • Founder of a consulting firm leading companies into the future of the web.
  • Master’s Degree in International Affairs - EBS Paris

Amaury Berthet

Chief Marketing & Digital Officer

Julien Recan
  • Completed his Masters in Engineering from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Nancy
  • Overall 11 years of experience in the Fintech Industry

Julien Recan

Chief Operating Officer

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

VP HR & Admin