MEET THE TEAM
For over 30 years, ICOA has been at the forefront of ‘transformative innovation’, bringing new technologies to market that exponentially change the way individuals, communities – and society at large – live, learn, work and earn.
Two decades ago, we brought the internet to hundreds of millions through broadband networks.
And today, once again, we are fulfilling our mission by pivoting into the FinTech, Blockchain, Decentralized Finance (DeFi) and Cryptocurrency space through strategic acquisitions and joint ventures.
Mr. Hadria Wong
Chief Executive Officer
Hadria Wong brings over 10 years’ experience as an investor and operator in Silicon Valley with a proven track record as a PE and VC investor in the technology and consumer products spaces, and as an operator, having co-founded Credo, a high profile consumer products and leading cosmetics retail company in the US
Hadria started his career in Europe working for several investment banking institutions in quantitative capital markets focused positions.
Chief Technical Officer
Ashwin Lutchmeenaraidoo has managed projects ranging from the deployment of large-scale applications to complex system migrations for large corporations.
Over the past five years, he has been active in the fintech space from both a professional and personal standpoint. Ashwin has participated in the development and go-to-market of several crypto and DeFi projects, including the conception of the first African STO and the development of client-centric banking applications.
Mr. Nicklaus D'Cruz
Chief Marketing Officer
Nicklaus D’Cruz (Nick) is a dynamic, inspirational and fearless entrepreneur with an astute sense and ability to create new and innovative ways to deliver unparalleled business models. Under his leadership and direction, OAAG (S) Pte Ltd, successfully expanded its operations from a mere base of 100 members to a base of over 10 million members across 24 countries.
Nick clinched the inaugural Business Times and OCBC Bank Emerging Enterprise Award in 2008 in recognition of his unique, global business model. OAAG earned over $80 million over a decade.
Mr. James Paul
Chief Operating Officer
James Paul has 12 years of experience in Leading Operations in the Financial Services, IT and Global BPO companies.
James has worked with Sitel Group formerly known as Sykes Enterprises Inc. for process improvement, setting up the contact center and managing the processes for the Philippines and APAC offices.
James also set up Global operations of KPO businesses for Multinational companies
Dr. Vin Menon
Dr. Vin is a veteran Technopreneur and Serial Entrepreneur.
He has overseen many successful exits in Tech, FinTech and MedTech space and has a stellar track record of setting up motivated and high caliber teams in the technology and FinTech industry, establishing development centers from scratch to scale.
Dr. Vin represented in UN Assembly for Blockchain for Impact – Leveraging on Blockchain to provide free healthcare for all.
Mr. Ian Lim
Over 25 years of experience in respect of (Re)Insurance Underwriting for Non-life and Life Insurance and Broking, amongst which 10 years in international (re)insurance underwriting for (re)insurance companies and the other 15 years in (re)insurance broking practice.
Trained as a Lawyer, Chartered Insurance Practitioner, and Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute, United Kingdom. A regular Lecturer for the Singapore College of Insurance since 1998.
Mr. Amir Dossal
Amir is a 25 year veteran of the United Nations and served as Executive Director of the UN Office for Partnerships until September 2010, which he established in 1998 to manage the $1 billion gift by media mogul Ted Turner.
Amir is also a President & CEO of the Global Partnerships Forum, co-founder of the Pearl Initiative, and the Ocean Sanctuary Alliance, and a founding Commissioner of the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development.
He is also a UK Chartered Accountant (FCA) and has lived and worked in five continents.
Mr. Sergio Fernandez De Cordova
Sergio is an internationally recognized leader across various industries with a common theme of developing innovative public private multi-stakeholder governance models, from shaping social impact initiatives, regulatory frameworks to smart city policy & programs.
Sergio over the last two decades has founded, invested and/or participated in over 23 companies, rolled up & acquired over 19 companies and has been involved in raising over 750m across his career. Today he is the Executive Chairman of PVBLIC Foundation and P3 Smart City Partners, Inc.