Triterras leverages fintech to unlock opportunities in trade finance. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) lack access to trade finance, hindering their ability to compete in the global market. We harness technology to solve this problem.
Fintech is a vital part of our integrated global trading platform which we have built into a fast-growing financier of global commodity trade. Our processes and technology enable companies to quickly finance the purchase and transport of goods across borders. Our institutional partners provide us with a strong capital base on which we have generated attractive returns.
We were among the first in our industry to embrace blockchain technology. Our blockchain-enabled platform streamlines transactions and reduces overhead costs while promoting sustainability, enhancing compliance and reducing risk for our trading customers. We continue to explore, adopt and integrate additional advanced technologies into our growing business.
With more than 150 years of combined experience in trade finance, our leadership team has deep industry connections and expertise. Our extensive ties to customers, traders and lenders and our proprietary trading track record make us the preferred partner for our customers.
Basel III capital requirements enacted after the financial crisis led banks to reduce their trade financing. Increased fixed costs for loan sizes have pushed lenders toward larger loans for multi-national companies. As a result, there is an annual shortfall of $1.5 trillion in trade finance for SMEs, according to the World Trade Organization (WTO). Our mission is to deploy technology to address the unmet need and help SMEs compete globally.
Founder & Chairman
Srinivas Koneru is the Founder and Chairman of Triterras. He brought his entrepreneurial and technology experience to the trade finance industry and this fiscal year, Triterras has traded value of over $4 billion and operates in more than 10 countries.
Before founding Triterras, Mr. Koneru started and led multiple successful technology companies. He moved to the United States in 2000 and turned around three internet companies which he merged into Lanco Global and successfully exited in 2004. He then spent the next year developing an innovative and real-world oriented core technology curriculum which was first deployed in his family’s India-based engineering university with over 20,000 students. This curriculum is now used in multiple universities in India. In 2005, he co-founded a global IT development and services company headquartered in Atlanta, GA with a development hub in Hyderabad, India. Key products included an easily deployed Executive Decision Dashboard and the first mobility solution for PDF editing. The software was deployed at multiple Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Koneru grew revenues from zero to over $80 million, and he sold this business in 2010 before turning his attention to the trade finance industry.
Mr. Koneru is a Six Sigma-trained executive and holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from BMS College of Engineering in Bangalore, India.
CEO & Managing Director
Cheam Hing Lee is the CEO and Managing Director of Triterras. Since co-founding Triterras in 2012, Mr. Hing Lee has led the company's trade finance business and implemented a disciplined risk management program.
Mr. Hing Lee has over 30 years of experience in trade and trade finance. Before Triterras he spent 13 years at Cargill, most recently as the Managing Director of Trade Structured Finance, Asia division. Prior to that, he held the position of Regional Risk Director and under his leadership, Cargill suffered zero losses and avoided all potential risks during the Asian economic crisis of 1997-1998.
Previously, Mr. Hing Lee worked at Rabobank, where he focused on Indian and Indonesian markets and led his team to win the "Deal of the Year" award. He began his career in banking, working at BNP Paribas and DG.
Mr. Hing Lee served in the Singapore Armed Forces Reserve for 37 years and completed the last seven years as a reservist Brigade Commander and held the rank of Colonel.
He holds an executive MBA from the University of Buffalo, New York.
Ojas Doshi is the Deputy CEO of Triterras. Mr. Doshi has been with the company since inception and has held several senior executive roles since 2012, including Chief Operating Officer and Head of Trading and Managing Director for Shipping.
Prior to joining Triterras, Mr. Doshi was the Country Head and Director of Forsenia Engineering. Before that, he was a Vice President at BNP Paribas and also has experience working as a commodity trader in large commodity houses such as Novel Commodities SA, Geneva and Continental Grain Company, New York.
Mr. Doshi holds a master’s degree in Shipping, Trade and Finance from City University, London, United Kingdom and a degree in Economics and International Relations from Warwick University, Coventry, United Kingdom.
Alvin Tan is the CFO and Controller of Triterras.
Mr. Tan has over 20 years of experience as Group CFO and Finance Controller in several leading commodity trading firms. He spent 15 years at Cargill, under Cargill Trade & Structured Finance Pte Ltd and Cargill Asia Pacific Treasury Ltd. Prior to joining Triterras, he worked at Golden Agri Resources and Musim Mas Holdings. Mr. Tan has a proven track record in enhancing shareholder value by increasing profits and cash flows through improving effectiveness and efficiency of various financial and management functions. Mr. Tan has strong business acumen and skills in leadership and mentoring, financial management and analytics. He brings with him a wealth of experience in system implementations, transfer pricing, business process improvements and cost controls. He has proven resourcefulness and problem-solving abilities across different scenarios and jurisdictions.
Mr. Tan is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a degree in Accounting and Finance from Curtin University of Technology.
John Galani is the CIO for Triterras in Europe and the Middle East. He oversees the company’s regional operations and Triterras’ investment arm. He joined the company in 2015 as the COO of the Middle East and two years later, opened Triterras’ European office in London.
Before joining Triterras, Mr. Galani was Managing Director of Delta Trading, where he overhauled its exploration and mining concessions in West Africa. Prior to that, he was Managing Director of Centurion European Capital, where he built and managed a portfolio of distressed assets in real estate and transportation. Before Centurion, Mr. Galani was a Managing Director at Phoenix Vision Management between 2002 and 2006, where he oversaw the building and disposal of a portfolio of 11 vessels.
Mr. Galani holds a master’s in science degree in Shipping, Trade and Finance from the Cass Business School and a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Finance from Brunel University. He also completed a three-month fintech intensive course at Oxford Business School.
GM, Australia & Head of Corporate Finance & Treasury
Michael Wyer is the General Manager of Australia and the Global Head of Corporate Finance and Treasury.
Before joining Triterras in 2017, he was the Managing Partner of Wyerplan Capital Advisory, Australia, providing private capital investment advisory within the commodities, property and export industries. He spent 17 years as a banker and investor across Asia at financial institutions such as Standard Bank, ICAP Financial Products, Presidio Capital Advisors, WestLB Merchant Bank and Dresdner Bank AG before returning to Australia in early 2014. He started his career as a chartered accountant in Sydney for six years.
Mr. Wyer holds a master’s degree in Applied Finance from Macquarie University, Sydney Australia.