About us

We are a team of entrepreneurs looking to make agriculture and related energy infrastructure to stay
resilient under emerging climatic and weather
shocks

Our mission

We are a team of entrepreneurs who are passionate about making the world meeting
Sustainable Development Goals. Resources such as Food, Water and Energy form core components of world remaining sustainable. We believe by utilising technology and financial instruments such as Insurance, we can protect land owners and farmers globally to gain protection. We also want to enable the flow of capital
into vulnerable regions and sectors such as Agriculture worldwide. This would reduce the cost of capital
enabling the developed countries and least developed countries to execute programs and stay resilient to
climate induced adversities.

Food security and agriculture resilience

We care about our Agriculture and its resilience against ever increasing climate related threats.

Rural empowerment and financial resilience

We care about rural empowerment, economic and social well being of farming community worldwide
. We want to bring down the current cost of funding of the instruments used to finance Agriculture and enable growth of Green bond worldwide.

Sustainable development goals

We would like to contribute to our global mission of making planet sustainable beyond 2030.

Sustainable natural resources

We care about Natural resources and their sustainability under
climate change.

Management Team

A team of professionals with experience in agricultural insurance, trade, credit and investment backgrounds with
experience in global businesses.

Dr Srini Sundaram

Founder & CEO

Srini is an entrepreneur based in London with experience in financial technology, risk, engineering. He has Co-founded Aire, a financial technology startup based in London with a new credit score to help people to qualify for essential financial products and Squidmint, an SME Peer to Peer lending platform in UK to enable under served businesses to access credit. Prior to these ventures he has worked in leading digital finance brands such as Wonga and assisted a leading digital lender in Europe. Srini is deeply passionate about natural resources, rural economy, empowerment and driven by his desire to help community in need using technology.

Lorenzo Savi

Lorenzo Savi has more than 20 years of experience in Corporates and Investment Banks gained in Italy, Singapore, Stockholm, Luxembourg and London. Lorenzo has been working as Chief Risk Officer in the Agricultural Trade House Sodrugestvo, while in his Banking career he held several Senior roles, within Derivatives and Commodities, in BBVA, BOFA, and specifically as Head of Soft & Ags in Rabobank, JP Morgan, Jefferies Bache.

Martin Massey

Martin has over 25 years of risk management experience in the insurance industry having senior risk consulting positions with Swiss Re, Aon, AIG, Willis and Marsh. Martin's skills include the design of Enterprise Risk Management frameworks, Risk Financing and captives for large corporates and modelling across a wide range of industry sectors and risk classes.He has undertaken advanced research projects in areas including Man Made Catastrophe modelling,Offshore Property and Climate Change where he gained a distinction in his MBA on “hedging weather risk from temperature volatility”.Martin holds an MBA from Kingston Business School and a BSc (Hons) in Economics and Accountancy from The City University (CASS Business School).

Advisory Board

Dr. Claire Souch

Director AWHA Consulting

Claire has nearly 20 years’ experience of catastrophe risk modelling in the global re/insurance industry across both property and agriculture lines. Claire is currently an independent consultant advising on many aspects of catastrophe risk modelling, uncertainty, climate change and risk financing across the private and public sectors. She is a program lead for the Risk Modelling Working group of the Insurance Development Forum, a member of the Expert Group of the UNISDR Global Risk Assessment Framework and a member of the Extreme Events and Climate Risks working group of the Geneva Association. Claire held previous positions as head of global R&D at AgRisk specialising in the development of agriculture risk models for Asia, global head of catastrophe model development and evaluation at SCOR, and SVP of Global Model Management and Strategy at RMS. She has served on multiple industry task-forces and contributes regularly to conferences, working groups and publications. Claire holds a BSc in Environmental Science and a PhD from Cranfield University.

Nigel Ralph

Nigel Ralph has recently retired from the underwriting performance directorate at Lloyd’s where he worked as an expert in property reinsurance classes. He has spent 40 years underwriting and regulating property reinsurance in Lloyd’s as well as in the company market. He has a particular interest in property specialist classes including agricultural reinsurance and finance for disaster relief. He has co-written ‘ Carter on Reinsurance’ (2013) and ‘World crop reinsurance’ (2010). He is currently engaged in an advisory capacity for a leading global reinsurer as well as an agricultural insurance training consultancy.

Santiago Tenorio

Santiago is Director of Global Partnerships and Innovation at American Express. In this capacity, he is responsible for assessing partnership opportunities for Amex in emerging FinTech sectors globally. Prior to joining Amex, Santiago spent a number of years as an entrepreneur running diverse businesses including a mobile games development studio, an award-winning restaurant booking service, and a cold-pressed juice business. Prior to his startup ventures, Santiago spent 4.5 years at BlackRock where he managed risk for clients' multi-asset class investment portfolios in the hundreds of billions in AUM and before that, started his career as an Investment Banking analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Tim Hyde

"A former Investment Manager with 25 years’ experience in managing major institutional portfolios. Now he manages a small family trust fund invested in equity markets, alternative assets such as wind and solar power installations, private equity, property and venture capital investments.
He has experience in investment consulting roles and managing his own leisure businesses and was a founder lender 10 years ago on Zopa, the Peer to Peer lender."

Philip Acton

"Philip has worked in banking and microfinance for 30 years. He began his career in retail banking with HSBC Bank in London, Brunei and Hong Kong. He was a member of the team that established Triodos Bank, a specialist social and environmental bank, in the UK in 1995. He was appointed Head of Personal Banking at Triodos Bank UK in 2005.

Philip has managed a number of microfinance institutions (MFIs) in Zimbabwe and Malawi, both of which provide microfinance in rural areas. Latterly, Philip was Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Accès Banque Madagascar (ABM), a full service national micro finance bank serving 110,000 savers and 26,000 micro and SME businesses throughout Madagascar."

Our partners

We work with world's leading organisations who are with similar mission ad ethos to
make Agriculture a growing sector and sustain global food production output. Our
partners ecosystem include capital market participants, national space agencies,
government organisations and private sector.

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