Board of Advisors

Advisor on Regulatory & Shariah Compliance

Dr. Ahcene Lahsasn

Advisor on Waqf Laws & Practise

Prof Dr. Syed Khalid Rashid



Hamid Rashid

Hamid leads the Finterra global initiative in several countries. Backed by 18 years of experience in blue chip corporations such as Hewlett-Packard and Petronas, he specialised in Enterprise Business Management, Partner Ecosystem Management, Strategic Business Planning and Development.

Managing Director

Satesh Khemlani

A successful entrepreneur, Satesh has over 30 years of experience in various sectors including IT, Wholesale, Distribution and Retail channels as well as holding Directorship in Real Estate Firms making him a crucial pillar of building our Endowment projects and fortifying the Finterra Network.


Head – Marketing

Syed Abid

Abid comes from an IT Consulting & Legal background and has worked with leading MNCs globally. Working with other members of the senior management, he takes part in determining the direction of the business, not only from an IT standpoint, but also from a marketing & operations perspectives.

Head - International Corporate Services

Nashwa Badeeu

Specialized in Islamic finance, Nashwa has 5+ years of experience gained from multiple start-ups including Hazana Maldives Limited and Maldives Islamic Bank. Nashwa is well versed in Shariah compliant business operations, Shariah governance and in structuring Islamic finance product and has a Masters in Islamic Finance Practice from INCEIF.

Senior Consultant – MENA

Mamoun Khanfar

With over 25 years of experience and an expert of Waqf in the real estate sector, Mamoun was most recently attached with Al Rajhi Holding Group, Properties Development . A certified CMC - Chartered Marketing Consultant, he holds a Degree from the USA and has served in various capacities for King Abdul Aziz Endowment, Sedco Capital and Keppel Land joint Investment in Saudi Arabia.

WAQFChain Operations Manager

Hassan Azganin

Specialized in Islamic Banking and Finance, Hassan is the Operations Manager for the Finterra WAQFChain product. Equipped with a PhD, he has firm understanding and experience of the FinTech industry, and he plays an important role in leading the WAQFChain operations and delivery team.

Technical Group

Chief Product Architect

Sreecharan Kunutur

With over 12 years’ experience in technical architecture, developing Telecom, Enterprise Resource Planning, Data Sciences and Artificial Intelligence space, Charan is a key asset of Finterra, assisting in all aspects of the technology build, delivery, and quality assurance within all Finterra products.

Ecosystem Manager

Padmaraju Sattineni

Padma has over 12 years’ experience in developing and scaling businesses that help people communicate and collaborate effectively. He drives the Finterra ecosystem to bring new products to decentralized communities and always has a hand in delivering robust software products.

Project Coordinator

Lubna Shaikh

Equipped with a master’s degree in computer science and 8 years’ experience in various domains, Lubna is tasked with gathering and evaluating business requirements from various SMEs & stakeholders and getting these translated into solutions within the WAQFChain platform.

Team Lead - MEAN Stack Dev

Mohamed Ashiq

Ashiq has over 5 years of experience in developing web and mobile applications using various frameworks and related technologies. A true player, he always has a hand in delivering robust software products whilst ensuring adopting of best practises and maintaining quality of all deliverable.

Senior Blockchain Developer

Gheis Mohammadi

With over 10 years of experience in C++, OOP, Design Patterns, Golang, blockchain development & artificial intelligent systems, Ghies is a key asset  as he assists on all aspects of blockchain, tools development and has a great understanding of Ethereum, Tendermint, GALLACTIC, Hyperledger Burrow and many more.

Dev Ops Engineer

Kholoud Aouda

IT Engineer (EUS)

Saman Ghorban

Senior UI/UX Designer

Ashish Kumar

MEAN Stack Dev. (Sr. Backend Eng)

Rahul Roy

MEAN Stack Dev. (Angular Dev)

Shawon Kanji

MEAN Stack Dev. (Angular Dev)

Sukeerthi Mogallapalli

Jr. Business Analyst

Syed Nashit

Jr. Business Analyst

Zineb Lossair