Kayoko Francis is the Chief Executive Officer at Finesse Digital. She has more than 16 years experience in Banking and Wealth Management, co-managed over US$500 million AUM in Discretionary Mandate and has strong product knowledge in Equity, Fixed Income and FX.
Prior to setting up Finesse Digital, she had set up a Portfolio Management Team at one of the leading Suisse Family Office based in Singapore, where she co-managed over US$500 million AUM in Discretionary Mandate. She had also worked at Morgan Stanley – Private Wealth Division, advising High Net Worth Clients in the Asian regions. In her early career, she was a Vice President at Citigroup, Equity Proprietary Trading Team in Hong Kong. She had kickstart her career as an auditor at Deloitte Touch Tohmatsu for Financial Institutions in both Beijing and Shanghai.
Kayoko enjoys participating in Trialthalons all over Asia. She is a mother of two children and trilingual in Japanese, English, and Chinese.
Pathma joined Finesse Digital as a Solution Architect, focusing on Intelligence Risk Profiling and Porfolio Management using Big Data technologies, AI and Data Analytics. He has more than 10 years of experience in designing, architecture and developing of financial applications across banks, exchanges and brokerage firms.
Prior to Finesse Digital, Pathma was with a fintech company in Singapore for 5 years where he implemented retail, corporate banking and investment solutions for banks across South East Asia. Having been involved in various digital transformation projects Pathma possess rich experience in system integrations.
In his spare time, Pathma enjoys running and had participated in the 2017 Standard Chartered Marathon.
Head of Development
Raajsupramanian joined Finesse Digital as head of development. He has been working in IT industry for the past 9 years and most of his experience are into Python and related technologies.
Prior to Finesse Digital, Raaj was working in an E-commerce company as Software Manager, managing projects related to backend of main application. He has a passion to learn cutting edge technologies and spend some of his leisure time experimenting them. “Automate repeated tasks” is the mantra he has for his work.
Raaj not only likes to go for a long drive in a bike or car, loves to travel, taste local food, he also enjoys nature photography greatly.
Graduated from the University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom (Singapore Campus), Celine joined Finesse Digital as a UI/UX designer earlier this year. Prior to joining Finesse Digital, Celine had worked at one of Singapore’s largest IT solutions firm on various UI/UX projects. Her portfolio includes web and print designs for statutory boards in Singapore, e-commerce and education industry.
Besides UI/UX designing, Celine has various interests with includes the latest technology news, photography, travelling and watching winter sports.
Sales & Marketing
Yuka began her journey with Finesse Digital as a Sales & Marketing after working in a media publishing industry as an account manager. She has developed valuable skills in personal relations with clients and provided cost-effective solutions to their marketing and advertising needs. In her early career, Yuka had worked for an international forwarding company, versed in global trade in particular shipment such as sensitive medical equipment and industrial aerospace instruments.
Having lived in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for more than 15 years, she prides herself as a regional expert. Outside of work, she enjoys having interactions with all kinds of animals, in particularly, her beloved dog who accompanied her from Japan.
Tatsuya is the Sales Engineer of Finesse Digital who is in charge of project development using blockchain technology with development size exceeding US$100,000.
Prior to Finesse Digital he was a Hardware Engineer in Japan and led product development project in Yokogawa Electric Corporation. Later, he became an expert in internal technical standards and was responsible for the technical standardization of more than 10 different products.
Tatsuya was also a member of International Law and Regulations Committee and enjoys a game of strategic Shogi, a Japanese version of chess.
Full Stack Developer
Jinay has recently graduated as Bachelor’s in Engineering majoring in Computer Science from Gujarat Technological University, India and joined Finesse Digital as the role of Junior Developer.
He’s passionate about developing software for the people to simplify the tasks in their daily life. He’s constantly evolving his knowledge in the field of web development, data science and artificial intelligence here at Finesse. Python, Mathematics, Algorithms and Data Structures are his favourite subjects in Computer Science.
He likes running and playing cricket, enjoys star gazing and watching sunsets, and wants to travel the world to understand different cultures.
Ashwani is a post graduate majoring in Computer Application department at Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University in Delhi and joined Finesse Digital as a Software Consultant – iOS Developer.
He has worked as a Mobile Platform Developer and had successfully launched multiple application on Appstore which includes B2B and B2C within his 4 years of experience. He had also worked on a Remote consultant with Bangkok & U.S client as well as a Team Lead to manage product, focusing on iPhone, iPad and Mac platforms.
In his spare time, Ashwani enjoys reading Tech Blogs, travelling the world and relaxing with yoga.
Full Stack Engineer
An alumnus of SRM University in Chennai, Nitish possess strong passion to always strives for excellence in every project. He seeks for opportunities to demonstrate his knowledge, wisdom and to learn from others.
In his spare time, Nitish enjoys reading technology blogs, psychology books and political articles.
Terry joined Finesse Digital as a Finance Manager, in charge of all finance-related areas of the company.
Prior to joining Finesse Digital, he was an audit manager in Ernst & Young LLP. His portfolio of clients included construction, commodity trading, shipping, xerography, hospitality, pharmaceutical, trading and manufacturing companies. Terry was also involved in projects concerning Initial Public Offering, Know Your Client and corporate tax planning. In his early career, he was an auditor in Foo Kon Tan Grant Thornton LLP.
Terry was awarded the Outstanding Financial Planning Award for Hong Kong undergraduates in 2007. He is a native speaker of English, Mandarin and Cantonese.
Graduated with double major degree in Human Resource Management and Management, Ashley joined Finesse Digital as a Human Resource Executive, handing human resources matters such as recruitment, payroll, talent development and acquisition, training, compensation, benefits and more.
Prior to joining Finesse Digital, she has extensive human resource experience within Luxury Retail, Marine Engineering, Process Construction Manufacturing, Management Consultancy and Investments industries. She was involved holistically in the generalist roles, recruitment and office management aspects whilst ensuring smooth day to day operations.
Outside of work, she has a lot of hobbies including playing piano, painting, dancing and singing.
Tomoka has been a designer for Finesse Digital since September 2017. She is the photographer and runs the entire photo production process. Individuals clients had recognized her skills and qualities on designing and she was also engaged for photo shoots for weddings and traditional events throughout the year.
Prior to Finesse, Tomoka had worked for a major entertainment company as a graphic designer, responsible for designing advertisement with new trends. Due to her unique designing style, she was involved in many projects where she gained expertise on the whole advertisement production process.
Her hobbies include photography (loyal to Nikon), sign language and various outdoor activities.
Yoshitaka Kono is an advisor for Finesse Digital. One of his appointments was with Tokyo Marine Fire Corporation where he oversaw international investments and loans under the department of Alternative Investment Strategy in Private Equity. In 2000, he joined AIG Group’s private equity arm and helped set up AIG Japan Partner Inc. In 2003, he independently established his own boutique securities firm, JBF Partners, which focused on investment management and advisory, M&A and MBO.
Mr.Kono graduated from the University of Tokyo’s Law Faculty in 1977. He is a seasoned veteran in the finance industry with a wealth of experience specializing in investment management and private equity.
Stephen Fisher is an advisor for Finesse Digital. He was the Head of Global Fixed Income Product – Asia Pacific at JP Morgan Asset Management, and had investment responsibility for the firm’s mandates from Central Banks, Sovereign Wealth Funds and some of the largest institutions in the Asia Pacific Region.
Today , as a co-founder of First Degree, he has advised some of the leading Global Banks and Sovereign Wealth Funds on reserves management practices, and his research has been widely published.
Mr.Fisher holds a Master of Science and a PhD from the WE Simon Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Rochester, New York, and a Bachelor of Economics (First Class Honours) from the University of Sydney.
Wilson’s current position is Software Develop Intern in Finesse. He’s waiting to apply for diploma next year and willing to gain knowledge of programming. He is interested in experimenting with new technologies and seeing how they are impletemented in the finance industry.
His hobbies are basketball, guitar and playing games.
Ryan is currently in his final year at Singapore Institute of Technology, Digipen, majoring in Computer Science and Game Design.
He is enthusiastic to join the Digital industry after he graduates and he enjoys researching and experimenting with new technology.
In his free time, he enjoys building and playing video games.
Naoki is currently in his 3rd year at Nanyang Technological University, majoring in Math and Computer Science.
He is interested in digital investment, digital banking and wealth management automation and his role in Finesse is Market Research such as monitoring trend in FinTech industry and researching for new clients acquisition.
He likes to watch soccer games, run and travel around the world.
Vivek joined Finesse Digital as a Backend Developer, focusing on python and its related technologies.
Prior to Finesse Digital, he has 3 years of experience working as a Full Stack Web Developer and was involved in developing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions in python and commercial websites based on WordPress in PHP. Vivek is passionate about Web Development and loves learning about new technologies.
He likes playing and watching football, enjoys playing video games and listening to music.
Ajo is a Bachelor of Technology graduate majored in Computer Science and Engineering. He has been in software department for 4 years and specializes in web development.
He builds products and is always curious to know how things work behind the scenes. Ajo loves open source and often find time to contribute in open source technologies.
Apart from work, he loves teaching, speaking at technical conferences and singing.