Meet the Team
Our team has a combined experience of several decades in fintech design, portfolio investment, blockchain and IoT. We are based in Australia, Japan, Indonesia, Russia and the Philippines, with representation in Central America, South Pacific, Europe, Singapore, India and Canada.
30 years in technology sectors founding several successful start-ups, 10 years in executive level roles heading up design and deployment of global data architecture tools, software and GUIs for investment banks. Founder of crypto-ledger and software company Agunity, Winner 2018 FAC Global Agripreneur of the Year.
David Davies, Founding CEO, Australia
Angus previously worked as a Manager within an ICT consultancy, learning the art of Excel and Word while executing on large-scale ICT projects. Prior to consulting, Angus completed his Masters in Environment (Climate Change) at the University of Melbourne. As Chief Operations Officer, Angus helps manage staff and volunteers, plus culture, community and special projects.
ANGUS RAMA KECK, Chief Operations Officer, Australia
Michael has 40 years of glocal business, investment and managerial experience. He entered the nascent PC industry in 1978 and grew with it first from Australia into Asia before becoming part of the leadership team at Macromedia. Michael has worked as an investment banker, venture capitalist and served on multiple Boards while helping to steer over 100 startups. Between 2013 and 2017 Michael split his time between Zürich and Abu Dhabi building an Islamic financial services firm specialised in wealth management.
MICHAEL GALE, Director, Australia
20+ years in mission-critical technology (mostly in Tier-1 Investment Banking IT infrastructure) with a more recent focus on startup-/scaleup companies to innovatively solve perennial problems and thereby disrupt the entire paradigm. Absolute “no-excuses” ownership of business-critical streams, including: market research, product R&D, legal, project delivery, and core account management. Most recent role as CPO for BetterTradeOff to deliver Financial Planning solution: winner Singapore Fintech Festival Hackcelerator 2018.
KEITH NIELSEN, Chief Products Officer, Singapore
Petra has 20+ years experience in sustainable development program leadership and producing high-impact behavioral change solutions including campaigns, education kits and training packages. Petra has successfully completed dozens of contracts conceptualizing, planning, developing and producing CIE for the UN, UNDP, USAID, GTZ, AUSAID, the Indonesian National Agency for Disaster Management and others.
PETRA SCHNEIDER, Chief Communications Officer, Indonesia
Neville has several decades experience in introducing new technologies and business change to large and small companies across a wide range of industries in the private and public sector. Neville helps oversee the development of internal business plans, project selection, and analysis of value adding along the supply chain for smallholder farmers.
NEVILLE WOOD, Chief Strategy Officer, Australia
Renata has over a decade of experience in administration and business operations, having previously held the positions of Office Manager and Coordinator within businesses and local government. Renata is a skilled administrator and has helped establish more efficient financial and receipting processes within AgUnity.
RENATA HAWKINS, Administrative Services Manager, Australia
Ranjan has spent over 30 years in IT industry in several business domains such as Supply Chain and Logistics, Insurance and Consulting environment where he worked in various capacities in Project Management, Design/Development, Integration, Implementation and Consulting roles. During his consulting career at BearingPoint includes client engagements at Westpac Bank, Lumley Insurance and Air New Zealand. He has successfully managed large development and implementation projects for major clients in Asia Pacific.
RANJAN AMARASEKARA, Project Manager, New Zealand
Mark is AgUnity’s Senior PM and Senior Developer, and has over 30 years experience working in Project Management and Programming, holding previous roles including General Manager and Senior Country Software Development Manager. Mark is an expert in agile software development for applications on iOS, Android and Ruby on Rails platforms.
MARK CUPITT, Senior PM & Senior Software Developer, Philippines
SJ Shin has been working in developing applications, and experience of working throughout the full software life cycle. Equally adept at developing software for applications, and cloud integrations. SJ is very passionate about new technologies and softwares.
SJ SHIN, Software Development Team Leader, Australia
Caleb has worked as a software engineer in the UK building cloud based solutions and proof-of-concept applications in aviation. He has recently moved back to Australia and part of the Gold Coast team building front-end and mobile applications.
CALEB WHITE, Software Developer, Australia
Joung has more than 15 years of experience for developing software working on fin-tech, automation and data analytics with a passion for new technology and various programming languages. He can cover the whole range of the development from user interface to database as well as cloud computing. Joung is very passionate and adventurous, which brings him to Australia, meets AgUnity and contributes to smallholder farmers and the whole world with the technology he has.
JOUNG PARK, Software Developer, AUstralia
Poornima is currently pursuing her Master’s in Information Technology from Monash University, Melbourne. Having worked on developing websites and mobile applications in the past, she is keen to apply her knowledge and key skills gained through both university study and industry related work experience, particularly with regard to the development of Android applications and website development.
POORNIMA SIVAKUMAR, Junior Software Developer, Australia
Nobu is an experienced Corporate Transformation Professional with particular focus on Operational Excellence, Innovation and Leadership/Organization Development. Nobu’s specialties include: Strategy and Transformation, PMI, Change Management, Operational Excellence (Six Sigma, Lean, Workout), Innovation, Leadership/Organization Development and Executive/Project Coaching.
NOBUYUKI OTA, Strategic Advisor, Japan
Casper spent most of his career holding front-office roles in the wealth management industry, providing portfolio management and advisory services and improving operational efficiency. Longstanding interests in development economics led him to research innovative solutions for food productivity in low-income countries. Casper contributes to Axsari’s growth in Europe.
CASPER FLUITMAN, Treasurer Agreum
Sunil is a graduate in Humanities from Delhi University and has a diploma in office administration and secretarial practices form YMCA New Delhi. With over 19 years of experience as a Secretary/Executive Assistant, Sunil is an effective communicator, having exceptional organizational skills and capable of handling a gamut of services, owing to the requirements. Having vast experience in handling the office of Directors, CEOs & top official in various organisations.
SUNIL KUMAR, Executive Assistant, India
Masato has over 10 years’ experience in international supply chain management. He spent seven-years in Latin America, first in Peru and then in Mexico, exporting tropical fruits worldwide. Currently based in Osaka, Masato exports Japanese fruits and vegetables to nearby Asian countries. Through his engagement with AgUnity, Masato hopes to connect small-scale farmers with international markets.
MASATO KANO, Head of Supply Chain Solutions, Japan
Nurvit is a development consultant with a passion for building multi-stakeholder coalition. She has worked as a MSME & Social Finance Expert with Urban and Regional Development Institute, as well as a Program Coordinator with the Clean Energy Region National Program in Indonesia. Nurvit completed her M.A. in Development Studies at IHEID in Geneva, Switzerland, specializing in Human Capital and Innovation policy.