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Why ARRAY ?

Hussain Mirza

Chief Financial Officer

Alaa Saeed, with over 20+ years of experience, built  CitiFX’s digital businesses, including global electronic sales, portfolio sales, data and platforms teams. Strong connectivity to buy-side and sell side institutions.  Ownership of CitiFX’s strategic technology roadmap, technology budget and external technology investments. He successfully negotiated & launched Citi’s Bahrain Tech hub in partnership with EDB and Tamkeen.

Hussain Al Musaad

Head of Quantitative Development

Mandar Gharse, Sr. Technology Architect with overall 25+ years of experience. He has cultivated a deep knowledge in developing low latency and high frequency trading applications in the banking domain. His journey in the IT field is driven by passion to build high standard products for the clients.

Bayan Shafiee

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Abdulla Al Qattan

Software Engineer

Passionate about merging technology with practical application, Abdulla brings a diverse set of skills and experiences to the table. His academic journey led him to the University of Greenwich, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with a specialization in Artificial Intelligence. His dissertation showcased his coding prowess by developing an intelligent system for attendance recording using facial recognition technology. In the exhilarating world of technology, where every line of code is a brushstroke on the canvas of innovation, he finds his true passion. It's the thrill of transforming ideas into reality, the artistry of crafting intelligent systems, and the joy of contributing to a future where technology seamlessly integrates withmlives.

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Alaa Saeed

Alaa Saeed

Array Director

Alaa Saeed, with over 20+ years of experience, built  CitiFX’s digital businesses, including global electronic sales, portfolio sales, data and platforms teams. Strong connectivity to buy-side and sell side institutions. 

Ownership of CitiFX’s strategic technology roadmap, technology budget and external technology investments. He successfully negotiated & launched Citi’s Bahrain Tech hub in partnership with EDB and Tamkeen.
 

Rajesh

Rajesh Kolappakam

Array Chief Technology Officer

Bringing over two decades of experience in software architecture and development, Rajesh led the technology vision and strategic transformation. His expertise extends to building highly motivated, globally distributed teams founded on the principles of autonomy, individual ownership, and collaboration. Having held significant positions at Citibank and Credit Suisse, his focus spans Front Office Trading Systems, Workflow Automation, and FICC Domain.

Mandar

Mandar Gharse

Array Tech Architect

Mandar Gharse, Sr. Technology Architect with overall 25+ years of experience. He has cultivated a deep knowledge in developing low latency and high frequency trading applications in the banking domain. His journey in the IT field is driven by passion to build high standard products for the clients.
 

Wayne Siew

Wayne Siew

Array Business Development

Wayne Siew, with over two decades of experience, has propelled global businesses to enhance sales and innovation. Initially in tech, he crafted IT Infrastructure for P&G and HP, then excelled in Enterprise Sales with BT, IBM, Oracle, and Microsoft. Notably, he earned accolades as a 100% Club Member at IBM and an Oracle President's Cup Winner for APAC.

Bayan Shafiee

Bayan Shafiee

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Alaa Saeed

Alaa Saeed

Array Innovation - CEO & Founder

Alaa brings a compelling vision, clear direction and a global network to ARRAY Innovation. He has specialist knowledge of digital platforms and enterprise technology for large organizations, and in particular financial institutions. Prior to launching ARRAY Innovation, Alaa was a Managing Director for Citi in London where he worked for over 16 years and led Foreign Exchange's Electronic Platforms, Data and Sales teams globally including the flagship Corporate and Institutional client platforms Citi Velocity and CitiFX Pulse. Alaa is a Bahrain Crown Prince Scholarship Program alumni and holds a BSc 1st Class Hons in Philosophy and Economics from the London School of Economics.

Rajesh

Rajesh Kolapakkam

Chief Technology Officer

Rajesh sets the technology strategy and ensures engineering excellence at ARRAY Innovation. He brings over 20 years of experience in software architecture and development, primarily in complex distributed client, electronic trading, workflow and booking systems. Prior to joining us Rajesh was most recently CTO of MaxxTrader a multi-asset turnkey trading solution, and before that led the Citi's FX eCommerce Distribution Technology team across APAC. He also worked in Markets Technology for Credit Suisse based out of Singapore.

Rajesh

Rajesh Kolapakkam

Chief Technology Officer

Rajesh sets the technology strategy and ensures engineering excellence at ARRAY Innovation. He brings over 20 years of experience in software architecture and development, primarily in complex distributed client, electronic trading, workflow and booking systems. Prior to joining us Rajesh was most recently CTO of MaxxTrader a multi-asset turnkey trading solution, and before that led the Citi's FX eCommerce Distribution Technology team across APAC. He also worked in Markets Technology for Credit Suisse based out of Singapore.

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Why ARRAY ?

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Brad Castle

Senior Engineer - Team Lead

Brad Castle's expertise spans over a decade at Citi and BNP Paribas, where he specialized in developing single dealer trading applications and front-end analytics tools. His commitment to creating rich user experiences and his focus on clear, maintainable, and performant code have been central to his success.

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Alaa Saeed

Chief Executive Offier

Alaa Saeed brings over two decades of experience in pioneering digital businesses at CitiFX, where he led global electronic sales, portfolio sales, data, and platform teams. His expertise in creating strategic technology roadmaps and managing technology budgets and investments has been instrumental in launching Citi’s Bahrain Tech hub in collaboration with EDB and Tamkeen.

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Chief Technology Officer

Rajesh Kolapakam, with over 20 years in software architecture and development, has been pivotal in driving technology visions and strategic transformations. His leadership in building motivated, globally distributed teams has contributed significantly to projects at Citibank and Credit Suisse, focusing on Front Office Trading Systems and Workflow Automation.

Wayne Siew

Chief Operating Officer

Wayne Siew's two decades of experience have been key in driving sales and innovation across global businesses. Transitioning from IT infrastructure roles at P&G and HP to enterprise sales at BT, IBM, Oracle, and Microsoft, Wayne has earned recognition for his achievements, including the IBM 100% Club and the Oracle President's Cup for APAC.

Brad Castle

Senior Engineer

Brad Castle's expertise spans over a decade at Citi and BNP Paribas, where he specialized in developing single dealer trading applications and front-end analytics tools. His commitment to creating rich user experiences and his focus on clear, maintainable, and performant code have been central to his success.

The ARRAY team is a dynamic assembly of professionals, each bringing a unique blend of experience and expertise to the forefront of the digital and technology landscape. From developing strategic digital businesses and software architectures to driving sales and innovation in global enterprises, and pioneering in artificial intelligence applications, this diverse group of individuals is united in their commitment to pushing the boundaries of technology and delivering exceptional solutions. Their collective background, spanning prestigious firms like CitiFX, Citibank, Credit Suisse, P&G, HP, BT, IBM, Oracle, Microsoft, and BNP Paribas, ensures ARRAY is well-equipped to lead and innovate in an ever-evolving industry.

Hussain

Hussain Almusaad

Head of Quantitative Development 

Hussain brings 18 years of global financial markets engineering excellence to the team. He is passionate about the use of AI and advanced data analytics to improve solution design and client returns. Prior to joining ARRAY Innovation Hussain built his career in London as part of Blackrock's Systematic Equities Quantitative Development team and prior to that as a member of Goldman Sachs' technology team working on high throughput multi-threaded clearance and settlement systems. More recently Hussain head Data Science for Bank ABC. Hussain is a Bahrain Crown Prince Scholarship Program alumni and holds a MSc Advanced Computer Science from Imperial College London, and a BSc Computer Science from the University of Cambridge. 

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Nacira Ferdjoukh

Head of Human Resources 

Nacira oversees our HR team and is responsible for the HR strategy of ARRAY Innovation. She brings over 20 years of HR and recruiting experience from across Europe and the Middle East. Most recently she was the Citi's country HR Head for Bahrain and Qatar. Nacira holds a Masters degree in Occupational Psychology from France, in line with her passion for personal development. She also holds several certifications in applied cognitive psychology and psychometric assessments and is a champion of cognitive diversity.

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Hussain Merza

Chief Financial Officer

Hussain is a seasoned finance professional bringing over 22 years of expertise in banking, finance, accounting, auditing and financial analysis. He ensures the financial health of ARRAY Innovation through adequate planning, financial control, forecasting and risk analysis. Hussain was most recently CFO of Bahrain Mumtalakat portfolio company Danat, and prior to that was head of financial control for wholesale Islamic Bank LMC. Hussain started his career as an auditor at Ernst & Young where he ensured strong corporate governance, accountability, compliance and quality assurance.    

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Bayan

Bayan Shafiee

Marketing & Communications

Bayan's extensive network and her ability to engage with influencers and media outlets are central to our marketing and communications strategy. Her unique approach and innovative ideas inject fresh perspectives into our client engagement model.

Abdulla

Abdulla Al Qattan

Software Engineer

Abdulla Al Qattan, a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science graduate from the University of Greenwich, specializes in Artificial Intelligence. His passion for merging technology with practical applications is evident in his innovative dissertation project, which developed an intelligent system for attendance recording using facial recognition technology.

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Wayne Siew

Wayne Siew

Chief Operating Officer

Wayne has more than 20 years of experience in Enterprise Technology Infrastructure, Sales and Business consulting. He worked in P&G, IBM and Oracle before launching a series of Entrepreneurial Ventures, advising and supporting Startups and fast growing deep tech as they build a strong foundation and rapidly scale their businesses. Wayne has a Masters in Applied Finance from the Singapore Management University, and a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from Nanyang Technological University from Singapore.

Hussain

Hussain Merza

Chief Financial Officer

Hussain is a seasoned finance professional bringing over 22 years of expertise in banking, finance, accounting, auditing and financial analysis. He ensures the financial health of ARRAY Innovation through adequate planning, financial control, forecasting and risk analysis. Hussain was most recently CFO of Bahrain Mumtalakat portfolio company Danat, and prior to that was head of financial control for wholesale Islamic Bank LMC. Hussain started his career as an auditor at Ernst & Young where he ensured strong corporate governance, accountability, compliance and quality assurance.    

Mishal Awadah

Senior Engineer

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Mandar Gharse

Senior Tech Architect

Mandar Gharse, with over 25 years of experience, excels as a Senior Technology Architect in the development of low latency and high-frequency trading applications within the banking domain. His passion for building high-standard products drives his contributions to the IT field.

Bayan Shafiee

(123)456-789

Even at the outset of her career, Bayan's extensive network and her ability to engage with influencers and media outlets stand out. Her proactive approach and innovative ideas promise to inject fresh perspectives into marketing strategies, making her a an important member of the team.

Abdulla Al Qattan

Software Engineer

Abdulla Al Qattan, a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science graduate from the University of Greenwich, specializes in Artificial Intelligence. His passion for merging technology with practical applications is evident in his innovative dissertation project, which developed an intelligent system for attendance recording using facial recognition technology.