Christopher Muffat is Dathena’s Founder and CEO. He has over fourteen years of experience in information security risk management, including leading the internal SwissLeaks digital forensics investigation for HSBC and thereafter acting as Head of Information Risk Management for Barclays Bank in Europe and Asia Pacific.
Tania is Dathena’s Chief Science Officer, leading the company’s global R&D team in the design and development of Dathena’s technology vision. In addition to driving Dathena’s R&D capabilities and technical strategy, Tania also manages Dathena’s intellectual property program and maintains Dathena’s scientific standards within the industry.
She holds a Ph. D in Applied Mathematics and has over 10 years’ experience in data analytics and artificial intelligence (ML/DL/NLP/CV).
As an NLP enthusiast, Tania regularly takes part in data science conferences globally as a speaker and trainer. In her free time, Tania loves painting and travelling as well as reading books on psychology and other scientific topics.
Lylian Kieffer serves as Dathena’s Chief Technology Officer, where he oversees platform development efforts and infrastructure. He is a technical leader experienced in building and operating large SaaS platforms.
He served as EVP Engineering and Operations at App Annie, market leader in analytics and market data for the global mobile app economy, where he was instrumental in scaling up the company to reach 100MM USD ARR. Prior to that, he acted as Director of Engineering at Compuware, focusing on building and deploying the mobile part of their Web monitoring platform. From 2000 to 2008 he occupied several engineering roles in different start-ups in Paris. Originating from France, where he obtained a degree in computer science, Lylian has lived in the USA, China and now resides in Singapore.
Lylian is an avid runner and is an active participant in events. He has finished 4th in the 2018 Greatwall half-marathon.
Claire has over a decade of experience in M&A, Financing and Advisory to high-growth businesses. She began her career in London, as an Investment Banker for Deutsche Bank, supporting then leading multi-billion US$ transactions in a fast-paced environment. In 2016, she founded a TravelTech startup with a focus on data and AI. These experiences provided her with a unique understanding of the needs of entrepreneurs along their growth journey, which she’s sharing as Exec and Advisors to Tech businesses. Claire holds an Executive Education Certificate from Columbia Business School, an MSc. in Corporate Finance and a Master's in Management from EDHEC Business School. She won the Women of the Future Award (Technology & Digital) in 2018.
As Head of Sales and Operations, Antoine is responsible for the smooth operations of Dathena’s day-to-day activities. Actively involved in business development, strategy execution and managing hardware procurement and logistics, Antoine also serves as brand ambassador, ensuring global visibility for the company, promoting its team, its culture and its products through public speaking events. Prior to Dathena, Antoine managed operations for high-end brands from Paris to Los Angeles before creating his own strategic consulting business in New Caledonia.
Antoine holds a B.A. in European Economy and Management from Abertay University and a MSc. in International Affairs from ICN Business School.
A seasoned traveller and an aviation aficionado, Antoine likes to travel to remote and untouched places.
Eleonore leads the Customer Success team at Dathena – in this global role, her responsibilities include to foster the relationship with the client, in order to ensure a smooth delivery, and a high-quality support post-implementation.
She has over 11 years' experience in Financial Services, from trading activities to leading technology project deployments at a large scale. With a consulting background, her different roles has also led Eleonore to establish a regional office and operations in Asia for a large corporation, working closely with start-ups in the region.
She has lived in Japan and the Philippines and has been working in Singapore for the last 7 years.
Eleonore is also the co-founder of Live With AI think tank, which gathers thought leaders, researchers, decision-makers, from Asia and Europe, to lead working groups and research projects on the positive impacts of artificial intelligence on our society.
As Dathena's subject matter expert on cybersecurity and data protection, Pavel steers our products' development and improvement to meet the needs of organizations. Prior to Dathena, Pavel spent over 4 years in Barclays Wealth Management where he served as Cyber and Information Security Manager.
Pavel holds a Master of Science MsC in Communication Systems from EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne) one of the top ranked engineering schools in Europe and among the top 100 universities worldwide. Pavel also holds a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certificate further demonstrating his expertise in cybersecurity and capabilities in effectively designing, implementing and managing a best-in-class cybersecurity program.
Kelly is Dathena’s Financial Controller, leading the day-to-day financial operation and management. Prior to Dathena, Kelly has 15 years experience in various finance roles from financial audit and assurance with PwC to financial management and business transformation with AdTech and FinTech companies.
As Dathena's People & Culture Lead, Shefali is responsible for all aspects of Talent Management (Hire, Develop & Retain) to foster a best-in-class people-centered organisation. Working closely with the CEO, Chris Muffat, she is also a trusted adviser to other key stakeholders, designing and executing innovative and workable solutions for them.
Shefali started her career as a Creative Designer and Client Manager in the Advertising industry across MNCs such as BBDO and WPP. Hungry for growth and wanting to climb up the 'success ladder' quickly, she moved into the Recruitment industry, having built a successful desk from scratch under the realm of User Experience Design at Xpand - a boutique digital recruitment agency. This was followed by moving in-house into a Sequoia funded start-up, leading their Global Sales Talent Acquisition.
Brought up in the Middle-East (Oman), Shefali moved to Singapore 13 years ago for higher education and has called it her home ever since.
Christophe Aulnette has 30 years of experience across Europe and Asia developing and managing global companies within the broad technology sector. Christophe spent 17 years at Microsoft, where he first held enterprise management positions in France before heading to Tokyo in 1998 as General Manager, Asia Business Development and then President for South Asia (7 subsidiaries, $300M revenue) based in Singapore. In 2001, he returned to France to take over as President of Microsoft France, the company’s 5th largest subsidiary with a turnover of $1B. Following his career at Microsoft, Christophe has been CEO of Altran Technologies, a French headquartered, publicly listed Engineering and IT Services company with a turnover of €1.5B, and Netgem, a NYSE/Euronext listed Telcom company.
Christophe holds a Master of Science degree from Telecom ParisTech ("Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications"), one of the top French public institutions of higher education and research.
Amit has spent 25 years in South Asia as an early pioneer and leader in the development of the region's Venture Capital Industry. Amit was the Vice Chairman of Business Angels Network of SouthEast Asia (BANSEA), which is Asia's oldest and largest angel investment network.
Amit has since shaped Jungle's investment approach and philosophy over the years, and in turn overseen investments in some of Jungle's leading portfolio companies such as Travelmob (exit to HomeAway), Zipdial (exit to Twitter), TradeGecko (exit to Intuit), Pomelo Fashion, Reddoorz, Kredivo amongst other stars.
Previously, Amit held executive positions in sales and business development roles at Progress Software ($1.6 Billion NASDAQ listed software giant), STT Communications backed and Singapore based Elipva (acquired by a Hong Kong Listed Company) and earlier at Tata Infotech Ltd, India (Acquired by TCS for ~$259m). In 2006, Amit switched gears & began his journey as an entrepreneur when he founded Ettamina Studios, a Singapore-India based animation studio with ambitions to build a global company from Asia. A passion which later led him to start Jungle Ventures.
He is a Kauffman Fellow, one of the earliest from South East Asia and currently also a member of Singapore Government's Advisory Council on the Ethical Use Of Artificial Intelligence and Data. Amit holds a Bachelor’s degree with a major in Computer Science.
Vikas has over 15 years of cross functional experience in leading Digital Strategy, Business Transformation, Business Planning, Analytics and IT projects. In his last role, as Sr Director and Head Asia Pacific for a leading IT services company, Vikas was working with clients across industries on Digital Strategy and its implementation across the value chain. He successfully built the services business in APAC from scratch and was recognized for his contributions to create the fastest growing region across the world, for the company.
Vikas spent a decade with one of the largest private life insurance company. As Head of Distribution Operations he led complete responsibility for Sales Strategy, Planning, Compensation, Sales Promotions, Technology and Compliance for all distribution channels. Other remarkable achievements for Vikas include, setting up the Middle Office for Investments function, setting up Market Intelligence and supporting transformation of the Training function.