Andrei is a Software Engineer with experience building systems utilizing Microservices Architecture and using Python as a core programming language. While he has experience in working with multiple cloud providers and technology stacks, he enjoys working with Kubernetes and has an affinity for DevOps. He enjoys working on teams and encourages pair programming. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a master’s degree in Security of Information and Computer Systems.
Andrew has enjoyed a diverse career in international commodities spanning more than 25 years, across four continents and in a variety of disciplines with both physical trading houses and financial institutions. An entrepreneur by nature, he is an acknowledged leader and business developer, creating sustainable value across agricultural, energy and mineral resource chains. He is a passionate advocate of leading positive evolution in commodity markets with transparency and accountability. He has won various industry awards (e.g. SGX Iron Ore Trader of the Year), appears regularly in the media, and is a sought-after public speaker and consultant. He devotes time as a director and mentor at WIMAR (Women in Mining and Resources) as an advocate of gender equality, inclusion and diversity in the sector. In 2017 he founded the consultancy Avatar Commodities, successfully designing and building commodity risk diagnostic tools, delivering significant positive change and value through commissions for a number of global multinational companies.
Andrew has previously served two terms with AmeriCorps through Conservation Nebraska and worked as a research assistant intern for the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Solutions Network. He has extensive knowledge of the Sustainable Development Goals and all things “green”. He received his two undergraduate degrees from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 2018 and is completing his Masters of Sustainability Management from the University of Wisconsin this year.
Aurélien has worked in Singapore and Paris as a Full-Stack Software engineer, and has led a team of software developers in the Hong Kong investment banking sector. He holds a masters in Software Engineering and has studied in France and the United States. He is an expert in developing a wide range of products such as Mobile applications, Web applications using many different technologies, designing complex software architectures, as well as leading teams of developers through the entirity of the development process.
Filipe has 2 years of experience working as a data analyst in the Brazilian financial market and is passionate about using machine learning and quantitative modeling to solve challenging problems. He holds a B.S. in Mechatronic Engineering from the University of São Paulo, a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Munich, and a Certificate of Quantitative Finance.
Frank has 8 years of experience building lightning-fast and scalable applications. His expertise is competent in financial products, enterprise systems, efficient algorithms & architectures. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science.
Gentris has over 5 years of experience in Software Engineering across different platforms and technologies. His skills range from designing scalable and high-performing backend applications to implementing modern and easy-to-use web and mobile apps. He is also experienced with Software Security related fields, like bug bounties and reverse engineering, and has extensive knowledge in IoT related projects. He has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering and is currently studying for a master’s degree in Computer Engineering.
Graham is a data analyst with a background working in startups and on cross-functional teams.His expertise includes data analysis & visualization, web scraping, and marketing automation.He received a dual undergraduate degree in Finance & Chinese Language & Literature from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Jasminko holds a master’s degree in Computer Science. He has more than 12 years of professional software development experience. He worked on engineering projects across different industries for companies from Germany, UK, USA and Canada, spanning from startups to large enterprises. His most recent 4 years of experience are in the data engineering field.
Kavya is a graduate of REVA University, Bangalore with a BS in Computer Science and holds a certification in AWS Solutions Architecture. Her studies focused on Cloud Computing and Big Data. She has experience working in Cloud and DevOps, as well as DevSecOps for a Cybersecurity firm. Her expertise is DevOps (Infrastructure and Automation) and Cloud (GCP, AWS, and Azure).
Lucas has 5 years of professional experience working with technology in the retail and financial sectors, both in large corporations and in startups. A Software Engineer by training, Lucas is also studying for a Master’s degree in Machine Learning at the State University of Campinas. His expertise is in Machine Learning Systems and Data Engineering.
Leonardo is a data analyst with 4 years of experience working in the Brazilian financial markets. His background is in equities and derivatives products and data analysis using Python. He holds a B.S. in Science & Technology from the University of ABC, a M.S. Global Broker and passed CFA exam level I and CFA exam level II.
Lígia is passionate about Sustainable Development mechanisms toward a low-carbon economy and has 3 years of experience in Corporate Sustainability Her interdisciplinary background blends ESG Reporting, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s), Air pollution, Conservation volunteer projects, and Green Financing. She holds a Bachelor in Science and Technology, as well as an Environmental and Urban Engineering B.S. from the Federal University of ABC (UFABC).
María Elisa has five years of experience in sustainability consulting for the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Her diverse background blends international development, environmental policy, and economics. She has a master’s degree in Applied Economics from George Washington University and an undergraduate degree in Environmental Policy and Planning from Virginia Tech.
Matthieu has 8 years of professional experience working in the media and high tech industry in Tel Aviv, Israel and Valencia, Spain. His expertise combines visual design and user-centred analysis to develop beautiful and highly usable digital products while prioritizing business requirements at the same time. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Paris School of Business and a UX Diploma from IEM Business School.
Nagendher is a Full stack developer with 2+ years of Experience. His expertise is in ReactJS, NodeJS, MongoDB, MySQL, HTML, CSS, JS. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Computer Engineering from the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Information Technology.
Patrick has been working as an IT professional for over 25 years. His expertise includes Corporate IT Infrastructure Design, Setup, Deployment and Maintenance, IT Services Budgeting and Procurement, IT Team Management and C-level IT Help and Support. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Materials Engineering from the University of British Columbia, Canada, Certifications in Microsoft, Apple, Cisco and ITIL.
Rafael has over 7 years of experience in the technology and finance domains. He has worked with software engineering and data science in top players in the market, such as BTG Pactual, Morgan Stanley and most recently Google. An engineer by training, Rafael also holds a Masters in Financial Economics degree from Columbia Business School.
Ubaldo has over a decade of experience in enterprise sales within the financial markets and across multiple asset classes. Starting his career at Bloomberg and later working with the CME Group and other FinTech start-ups, Ubaldo helped create growth by expanding the product’s brand and user base, both in North and Latin America. His career in data and financial technology have been focused around one theme, removing opacity and bringing transparency to the financial markets. Viridios combines Ubaldo’s two passions, financial markets and sustainability
Waseem graduated with a bachelor’s degree in applied informatics at AP University College of Antwerp and is currently studying for his MBA at the KuLeuven University Belgium. He has worked with technologies like SAP BTP, Low-code platforms, Power BI, Odoo in the past and would like to further his expertise in low-code platforms.
Katie joins VAI with 20+ years of professional experience working with mid-sized to large companies, including 4 years of experience in developing and implementing complex operational procedures. Her expertise includes project management, information management, staff onboarding, development of Standard Operating Procedure’s, and Customer Relationship Management. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Communications/Public Relations.
Tamara has 15 years of experience in program and project management and is trained as a Scrum Master, Product Owner (SPOC), Agile and Waterfall strategies. She is experienced in end-to-end delivery of operational and technical initiatives including: new products, retail go-to-market, system changes and implementation, migrations, contact center, and operational efficiency program types, with some valued in the million-dollar scale. She recently led a team of Project Managers as part of a large PMO organization. Tamara specializes in creating cohesive team environments and effective communication at all levels of business.