Ph.D. GIULIO FRANZINETTI

Chairman

Dr. Giulio Franzinetti is an experienced Finance and Investment professional, with over 25 years in Africa, Asia, and. Dr Franzinetti was previously as Investment Manager at Indosuez Aisa Investment Services, Capital Markets at Itab Bank, Senior Analyst Eurobond Markets Prudential Bache, Consultant and Principal Investor at China Coast Trade LTD, Oxiana Ltd, et al, previously senior adviser to various Africa Government such as Kenyan Government in issues related Development and Capacity building and Alternative Investment, Board Memberships at Boards of Directors and Advisory Boards, and Professor at Nyenrode New Business School. Also, founder of Lio Tech Ltd. Dr. Franzinetti holds a Ph.D. at the University of Genoa, Italy, Bachelor in Economics and Computer Science from London School of Economics and Political Science, International Baccalaureate at Atlantic College and United World College of the Atlantic.

MR. AFRICA NASIR

Associate Director

Mr. Africa Nasir is an experienced government, finance and capacity building and NGOs professional, with over 12 years of local and international, and project management experience. Mr. Africa was previously worked Affine Global LLP as Senior adviser and African Regional Specialist, Director Director of Supervision and Licensing at Central Bank of Somalia. Prior to that, he was adviser to the Rwanda’s Government on capacity building and development related issues,
he was a Project Manager for one of the big four consultancy firm. Also, Mr. Africa was the founder of Inspiring Foundation and Taste of African Coffee.
Mr. Africa holds an MBA in International Business, Executive MSc. in International Strategy and Diplomacy from London School Economics and Political Science (LSE IDEAS) London UK, Master of Arts in Government and Intelligence Certificate at Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, John Hopkins University Washington D.C and Bachelor of Arts at St. John’s University in New York City.

MR. ABDURRAHMAN TUFAN KAYA

Technology and Communication Director

Mr. Kaya is the founder of GTS Global Technology Solutions Ltd, an international company specialised in telecommunications, infrastructure and education that successfully completed many fiber optic infrastructure projects in Turkey, Azerbaijan and Cyprus. He is specialised on China market as the co-founder of several trading organisations in Hong Kong and Shanghai. He has an Executive MSc in International Strategy and Diplomacy from London School of Economics and a BA in Public Finance from the Ankara University Faculty of Political Sciences. Besides business and management activities, he gives lectures as at several universities in Turkey about history of art and architecture.

MR. PETER CLARKE

Business Advisor

Mr. Peter Clarke is the Co-Founder of Affine Global LLP and the Affine Network, an international group of senior executives and entrepreneurs with experience in building new markets through a strategy of shared value complemented by expertise in the use of blockchain, big data, and cybersecurity. He is a member and co-founder of the Joint Venture ALTX GLOBAL, a fabric of regional, low latency trading exchanges with centralized clearing and blockchain integration. The platform was launched in East Africa and the MENA in 2016 with a broad offering of structured products, FX, ETFs, Sovereign and Corporate Debt in a total addressable market of $2.6 trillion.
His prior senior experience included over 25 years of building energy and emissions markets, large scale project and infrastructure finance, acting as an advisor to a global forestry foundation. Committee memberships included the OECD Corporate Governance Advisory Committee and the International Swaps and Dealers Association (ISDA). He is committed to Environmental, Social and Governance causes. He is a non-Executive Director of a U.S. Cybersecurity firm. He has given keynote speeches at the KPMG Partners Conference, Chatham House, TBLI Conference and is an Energy and Industrial Council Leader at GLG. Mr. Clarke has published across Bloomberg, Knowledge@Wharton and UNEP-FI. He has an Executive MSc. in International Strategy and Diplomacy from LSE IDEAS, an Exec. MBA and prior study was at Harvard University and Williams College.

MR. TAL SHECHTMAN

Chief Strategy Officer

Mr. Tal Shechtman is a member of Affine Global LLP and the Affine Network, an international group of senior executives and entrepreneurs with experience in building new markets through a strategy of shared value complemented by expertise in the use of blockchain, big data, and cybersecurity. He is a member of the Joint Venture ALTX GLOBAL, a fabric of regional, low latency trading exchanges with centralized clearing and blockchain integration. The platform was launched in East Africa and the MENA in 2016 with a broad offering of structured products, FX, ETFs, Sovereign and Corporate Debt in a total addressable market of $2.6 trillion.
His prior experience included serving as a speechwriter and advisor to the Ninth President of the State of Israel, Mr. Shimon Peres (2008-2016), and a military service as a regional strategic analyst at the Research Unit of AMAN, the Israeli Military Intelligence Directorate (2003-2007). He is committed to Human Rights, Transitional Justice and Social causes. Mr. Shechtman has an Executive MSc in International Strategy and Diplomacy from LSE IDEAS, an LLB from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a BA in International Relations (magna cum laude) from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the University of Manchester.