Our Team

Waleed Shafiqullah

Founder & Managing Director

Prakshal Lunavat

Chief Operating Officer

Haresh Valiram Hassaram

Chief Commercial Officer

Amin Reza Khan

Director, Product Management

Tarique Akbar

SENIOR MANAGER, PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

Kai Hammond

Head of Finance

Mimi Aquitania

Finance Executive

Waleed Shafiqullah

Founder & Managing Director

Waleed Shafiqullah is an investor and fund manager. Following an international banking career spanning 20 years, he left HSBC in 2020 to start an impact fund in Singapore focused on sustainable textiles. As founder and managing partner of Presstar Capital he has been active in pre-seed to Series A financing of sustainable textile technologies and production facilities. In mid-2021 he founded PayPlus, a fintech investment fund with operating companies in payment services. PayPlus has subsequently invested in cybersecurity, gaming, enterprise security and authentication under the Cyberplus brand. He is also an early-stage investor in EZWage which is an Earned Wage Access (EWA) startup with footprint in Bangladesh and Pakistan and growth aspirations in Malaysia and Indonesia.

Waleed is also the controlling shareholder in Security Leasing Corporation in Pakistan, which is a non-bank finance company (NBFC) currently being restructured from a legacy leasing company into an asset financing platform. He is also a co-owner of Hello Nash in Malaysia, which is a disruptive digital marketing firm.

Prior to leaving HSBC to start Presstar, he was the Change & Implementation Lead for Asia Pacific in HSBC’s global Oracle Fusion programme, which was at the time the largest cloud-based-ERP programme worldwide in the financial services industry, with over 120,000 users within the bank using Oracle Fusion.

Mr. Shafiqullah has extensive experience in portfolio acquisition and retail banking credit, from scoring and underwriting, through to origination and collections. Until 2018, he was Head of Global Service Centres for HSBC’s Global Collections Operations based in Manila. In this role, he managed HSBC’s collections operations in shared service centres in China, Egypt, India, Malaysia and the Philippines with over 1,300 personnel and a US$ 32 billion portfolio value.

He held various senior positions within HSBC including Head of Transformation for HSBC Bank China, based in Shanghai, and Head of Consumer Finance for Saudi British Bank (SABB), based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Prior to joining HSBC in 2002, Mr. Shafiqullah was a management consultant within the strategy consulting practice at Accenture in Chicago, USA. He holds an M.B.A. in Accounting & Marketing from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BA in Political Science from Oberlin College, Ohio. He is also fluent in Mandarin, Urdu, Bengali and is currently learning Bahasa Malay. He divides his time between Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Dubai.

Prakshal Lunavat

Chief Operating Officer

Prakshal is the Senior Director of Product Management for Cyberplus, where he oversees and manages the product roadmap to meet deliverables for the business. Before this role, Prakshal led TimeweTech’s APAC operations as Country Manager where he built & managed a multimillion-dollar P&L. He strategically expanded the Company’s footprint in Asia and managed various teams across the globe. He has also worked for IMImobile for sales, marketing, and operations roles.

Haresh Valiram Hassaram

Chief Commercial Officer

Haresh is currently the Chief Commercial Officer for Cyberplus. He is responsible for driving new business, focusing on new and existing opportunities in Malaysia and Indonesia. Haresh started his career with Citibank Malaysia and prior to joining Cyberplus, he was the Managing Director for Neuhealth Group of Clinics and the Managing Director of QHC Medical Center in Malaysia. Haresh brings with him more than 20 years of experience in driving sales growth, lean management, customer engagement, leadership, corporate strategy, business development and analytical skills.

Amin Reza Khan

Director, Product Management

A seasoned professional with experience of working across product and project management for start-ups, Amin has more than 10+ years of experience in project management.

Amin heads the project management team of Cyberplus and is responsible for overseeing and managing the status of all projects. He and his team track the progress of all ongoing projects for Cyberplus across different markets to ensure project objectives are met and completed within the agreed delivery parameters.

Tarique Akbar

SENIOR MANAGER, PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

As a Senior Manager (Product Management & Sales Operation), Tarique is responsible for market research, product management & development for product introduction and developing marketing strategies. Coordinating sales operations with our sales partners, reporting and invoicing. Taking care of overall sales operation. Prior to Cyberplus, he held pivotal roles in banking, financial services & ecommerce supply chain industry, in companies such as HDFC Bank, Dubai Islamic Bank, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Snapdeal & Pine Labs in India & UAE. Tarique has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from IIPM Delhi and a Bachelor’s degree from Hindu College, Delhi university.

Kai Hammond

Head of Finance

Kai brings over 20 years of experience in administration, recruitment, sales, and marketing. She is currently the Office Manager for Cyberplus, where she supports the company’s senior executives in all aspects of internal and external communications, supporting the day-to-day administrative operations of the company. Prior to Cyberplus, she joined the executive search industry for over a decade and significantly contributed to making strategic hires through sourcing and appointing candidates across the Investment Banking, Private Equity, Technology, and Commerce industries. Presently based in Manila, Kai graduated from Colegio De San Juan de Letran with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management.

Mimi Aquitania

FINANCE AND ADMIN CONSULTANT​

Mimi is the current Finance and Admin Consultant for Cyberplus. She brings with her over 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry centering on sales, finance/audit, broadband operations and project management.