ABOUT US

TECHNOLOGY

 

We’ve vetted the best regtech solutions and can help you identify what’s best suited for you. You don’t have to spend time and money choosing among different vendors that may charge much higher prices, provide legacy systems, and still rely on internal manual processes without you knowing it. Our tools provide fully automated investor and customer screening, as well as transaction monitoring applications with perfect calibration and analytics.

ADVISORY

 

We give you access to the best SMEs in the industry, experts on matters intersecting compliance, blockchain, and technical implementation. Our experts include former bank executives, senior compliance officers, AML & KYC experts, general counsels, bank regulators, law enforcement officials, etc. They are well equipped to develop solid crypto compliance programs, enhanced due diligence procedures, and define actions to take in risky situations.

 

OUR TEAM

Hourad Afsar - Founder & CEO 

 

Hourad has 15+ years of AML/KYC, Financial Crime, Compliance & Regulations experience working in the Financial Services & Information Technology industry in multiple jurisdictions. Prior to founding UGR Consulting, he held various leadership roles at Thomson Reuters risk division (Worldcheck), Credit Suisse, HSBC and ING Bank successfully managing Senior Compliance & AML responsibilities. Hourad is passionate about Next-Generation technologies building strategic alliances with leading FinTechs, RegTechs and Blockchain companies.

He also is a regular speaker at events and conferences around those topics.

 

He holds a Postgraduate in Finance from the University of California, Berkeley and graduated with honors with a B.B.A from Webster University Geneva in Switzerland. ​He also has an  FinTech Executive Certificate from New York University, Stern School of Business.

He is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) since 2006 and a member of the ACAMS New York Chapter.

Matthew Lancellotti - Software Developer

Matthew is a software developer in the Crypto/Blockchain space. He is open-minded and passionate about new technologies, becoming greatly interested in Ethereum projects and smart contracts.  He works with products team developing new web applications and improving existing ones.  He likes the mathematical theory behind computing and is programming primarily in Python and JavaScript. 

 

Matthew holds a Ms in abstract Mathematics (GPA 3.78) from the University of Virginia and graduated with a Bs in Mathematics from Rutgers University (GPA 3.94)

Peter Gustavsson - Advisory Board

Peter has 25+ years of executive B2B experience from the Food & Beverage industry with several leading companies such as Tetra Pak, Nestlé & Firmenich. Currently Peter is the Co-Founder of OriginFood , a Blockchain based traceability for Proof-of-Origin, Certification & Sustainability solutions for F&B clients. He also was Head of Business Development for Ambrosus, a market leading Blockchain and IoT platform focusing on blockchain based track & trace solutions for the F&B Industry.  

 

He has a strategic and collaborative mindset and extensive experience from building strong and long-term partnerships with demanding international clients from across the globe.

 

Peter is passionate about new technologies in general, but in particular to ensure that they are leveraged to bring the most strategic value to the industry and society.  Peter holds an M.B.A from the Warwick Business School, University of Warwick

Salil Gupta - Advisory Board 

Salil brings 20+ years of successful entrepreneurial and management consulting experience, leading VCare Technology as CEO in digital strategy transformation and data analytics for wireless and financial services customers. He also led multiple engagements at PWC advisory services for clients such as Pepsi, Boston Scientific, Pfizer, United and Merck on compliance, risk and third party agreements.

 

Salil has valuable digital strategy, operations, business development and technology product development exposure from building strong and process efficient client relationships and strategic alliances.

 

Salil is knowledgeable and passionate about the Blockchain Technology and the value it brings to various industries. He holds an M.B.A from Babson College, Olin Graduate School of Business.

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