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LongFin Corp (LFIN.OQ)

LFIN.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Capital Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Venkata Meenavalli

43 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Vivek Ratakonda

Chief Financial Officer, Director

Gaddi LingaMurthy

Chief Technology Officer, Director

Yogesh Patel

Secretary, Director

Ghanshyam Dass

65 Independent Director

Dave Nichols

Independent Director

John Parker

Independent Director

Henry Wang

Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Venkata Meenavalli

Mr. Venkata Srinvas Meenavalli is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. A global tech entrepreneur, financial expert, background with extensive experience in Quantitative Finance, Fintech, Trading, Venture Capital, PE / Mezzanine Debt, Advisory and Re-Insurance having established businesses in Singapore, UK, US, India, Dubai, St. Vincent and Cayman Islands. Venkat holds a Post Graduate Diploma in International Trade Finance from Middlesex University - UK, Advanced Diploma from Maritime Communication Australia, Novell Certified Network Engineer, Microsoft Certified Engineer and Internet Security Engineer. He is a widely read, extensively travelled world over, an eloquent speaker, dynamic administrator and analytical thinker with business acumen. He is ever updating, ever adopting and ever receiving new concepts that suit to the contemporary and modern business challenges. 1997 to 2000 Systems Admin for complete server farms of Benefitsonline (Merrill Lynch) data center Newyork the online 401k management platform for Coke, Texas instruments. Migrated the server side from Netscape architecture to Microsoft architecture, implemented Checkpoint firewall cyber security solutions. He promoted Stampede Capital Limited which is a listed company in India [NSE & BSE]. Stampede Order routing servers and High frequency platforms designed by him and currently connected in realtime trading major global exchanges SGX, CME, DGCX, NSE handled notional trading volumes of more than 50 billion dollars for 2015 and 2016 recorded officially in the exchanges. Stampede was one of the top 50 Jockeys in making derivative markets of Singapore Exchange for year 2016.He owns Ziddu.com of Meridian Tech Pte Ltd. and backed the Cryptocurrency Mining Pools powered by Blockchain Technology.

Vivek Ratakonda

Mr. Vivek Kumar Ratakonda is Chief Financial Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Vivek Kumar is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India having nearly three decades of experience in the profession of Chartered Accountants. He has a rich blend of consulting and industry experience. His experience inter alia includes advising on transaction structuring including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, corporate restructuring, capital restructuring, foreign investment consulting, contract structuring and negotiations. He has held leadership roles and has been in the forefront in articulating group philosophy and values and believes in a team building approach. LongFin has leveraged his expertise in conceptualizing capital structures, knowledge of regulatory framework and advice on direct taxation. Mr. Vivek holding experience on Global Treasury Management, Structured Finance Management, Securitization Management and Asset Back Securitization Management segments.

Gaddi LingaMurthy

Mr. Gaddi LingaMurthy is Chief Technology Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Gaddi has a Double Master's Degree in MSc (Computer Science) and M.Tech (Computer Science). He worked in Isoftel Telecommunications Singapore, where he was part of a team researching analyst very large billing systems, specialized in Radius server and B2B billing. Hands on involvement in developing the SOR systems, Message Queue Servers, Inter Process Communication Systems and involved in functionality, stability and performance improvements in algorithmic trading and exchange connectivity components of the proprietary trading platform and developed high frequency core algorithmic components by integrating risk frame structured framework in a global markets. Currently He is acting as a CTO and He is one of the prominent key architect in building ultra-low-latency platform and implemented High frequency trading platform.

Yogesh Patel

Mr. Yogesh Patel is Secretary, Director of the Company. Mr. Yogesh Patel has a vast experience in the field of marketing and advertising of more than 30 years. Mr. Patel has been a pioneer in the marketing in the digital marketing and is an entrepreneur. Mr. Patel has been the founding member and marketing wizard of many innovative businesses across the globe. He has been founder of a company in the business of prepaid and dial around calling cards in 1993 in United States of America for which he was featured in business magazines. Mr. Patel is currently in advisory role for financial technology companies and other technology & non-technology companies around the world. Mr. Patel has keen interests and understanding of commodities, mining, electronics, construction and development of new and innovative products and services across the globe physically & digitally. Mr. Yogesh Patel hold a Master's in Business Administration with majors in Marketing and Advertising from a prestigious institute in India.

Ghanshyam Dass

Shri. Ghanshyam Dass is Independent Director of the Company. Senior Advisor, KPMG. Assisting KPMG team in the region to develop and further strengthen core businesses, by maximizing business opportunities, optimizing market synergies and complementarities across industry sectors as also strengthening relationship with the Regulators, various trade bodies and Government Departments at Centre and State Level. He completed his Masters in Linguistics (an Inter Disciplinary Course) from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and Bachelor's degree with Honours in Economics from Delhi University, New Delhi, India. Ghanshyam has had an outstanding career in domestic, international banking and Capital Markets for over 32 years. Ghanshyam joined NASDAQ OMX Group in 2000 and up until February 2009, he was Managing Director – Asia Pacific & Middle East, prior to which he was the General Manager and Chief Executive of Majan International Bank (a subsidiary of Commerz Bank A. G., Frankfurt, Germany) in the Sultanate of Oman. He also worked on several assignments, including the British Bank of the Middle East for two years as the Chief Executive Officer for its India operations, and with the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation for over ten years as Manager – South Asia & Middle East, Financial Institutions Group amongst other assignmentsIndependent Director on the Boards of Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd, Jubilant Industries Ltd., Mayar Infrastructure Development Pvt. Ltd., Powerica Ltd., Estel Communications Ltd., Estel Technologies Ltd, Jubilant Agri & Consumer Products Ltd.,BQ Padmavathy Finance Academy Private Limited and Mayar Health Resorts Ltd. Member, The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), Association of Biotech Led Enterprises (ABLE) Founder Member Association of Outsourcing Professionals (AOP), and President – Masters Athletic Federation of India. Member, Governing Council, Bangalore International Mediation, Arbitration and Conciliation Centre (BIMACC). Vice President, Para Athletics Federation of India.

Dave Nichols

Mr. Dave Nichols is Independent Director of the Company. Dave Nichols has over 14 years of experience in entrepreneurial and start up businesses. As co-founder and managing director of Pangea Capital Partners, Dave built a portfolio of carbon emissions projects in China, South Africa and Indonesia. Mr. Nichols also understands the importance of executing day to day operations to ensure the success of new companies. Dave is the co-founder and managing director of Pangea Capital Partners. He is responsible for building Pangea's global business presence in the environmental sector and manages its carbon emissions trading business. He has in-depth knowledge of project finance, carbon emissions, environmental policy, commodities sales and trading, and principal investing. At Pangea, Mr. Nichols expanded and operated the business in developing markets including China, Indonesia, and South Africa. He develops and executes projects in many sectors such as renewable energy, energy efficiency and water mitigation. At Pangea, Dave is directly responsible for the origination and development of over 30 carbon emissions reduction projects under the Kyoto Protocol CDM Mechanism. Mr. Nichols also has a strong track record of successfully negotiating contracts in developing markets. In China he successfully signed and developed over 30 CDM projects with counterparties ranging from small private Chinese companies to large state owned enterprises. In 2009 Mr. Nichols joined Deegon Inc. where he originated and negotiated large physical commodities transactions in both the oil and coal markets with leading Chinese companies including Norinco and Sinochem. Dave successful brokered a $50 million fuel oil deal with a Top 25 company in China. At Deegon, Dave had the additional responsibility of managing logistical aspects of the commodity deliveries. Also at Pangea Capital Partners Mr. Nichols lead successful project finance group. Raising capital for projects in China and other developing countries.

John Parker

Mr. John Parker is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Parker is a native Californian and is Managing Partner at JP Advisors in London, England. Mr. Parker founded JP Advisors in 2012 to provide financial capital markets advisory services to private and public companies. He is an experienced sales and marketing professional, having spent the past 30 years first with technology companies in Silicon Valley and then with major financial institutions including Lehman Brothers, Salomon Brothers (Citigroup), ING Group, WestLB AG and Uralsib Capital. He has helped companies raise over $25 billion in 130 different transactions from 30 different countries. Mr. Parker has extensive knowledge of equity and debt capital markets combined with broad and deep relationships across private equity, asset management, and the banking industry in the US and Europe. He has a strong international background, having run institutional equities teams and broker dealer platforms in New York and London. He has managed sales organisations where he has built teams from the start up stage, restructured underperforming teams, rebuilt platforms suffering from high employee turnover and improved performance to reinvigorate growth. Additionally, Mr. Parker has worked with publicly listed companies, assisting in debt and equity capital raising and investor relations advisory, with a particular emphasis on the development of the equity story, presentation material and investor targeting, to ensure the optimal market valuations for his clients. He has broad experience in sales & marketing, strategic planning, business plan development, equity story development, regulatory compliance, financial modelling, budgeting, P&L responsibility and board level communication and interaction. During his career, John has worked and/or conducted business in the U.S., Latin America, Western Europe, Turkey, Russia, Ukraine, India and Singapore. Mr. Parker has a bachelors degree in Economics from the University of California, Irvine and a MBA from the A

Henry Wang

Mr. Henry H. Wang is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Wang has over 20 years of experience in information technology within the financial services industry; he has held senior roles at online trading firms TD Ameritrade and TD Waterhouse Securities. Mr. Wang was a Vice President of Trusted Global Advisor at Merrill Lynch and managed the first online trading platform for the company. Mr. Wang also serves as directors and advisors at multiple U.S. based private trading firms, as well as startup in payment services and private equity firms in Asia. Mr. Wang earned a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Fudan University in 1990, and Master's degree in Computer Information Science from New Jersey Institute of Technology in 1992.