OUR TEAM

MC TAM

MC TAM

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

MC Tam was born in February 1948 and native to the UK, is one of the founders of the Shenzhen Kaifa Corporation.

HMr. Tan currently holds the posts of Executive Director of Great Wall Technology Co.,Ltd., director of China Great Wall Computer Group Shenzhen Co., Ltd., director of Shenzhen Kaifa Magnetic Recording Co., Ltd., director of Kaifa Technology (H.K.) Ltd., director of Shenzhen ExcelStor Technology Ltd., Chairman of Board of O-Net Communications (Shenzhen) Co., ltd., Chairman of Board of Shenzhen Donghong Kaifa Magnetic Disk Co., Ltd. Mr. Tan awarded Shenzhen Honor Citizen in 1994, won the national Friendship Award in 1995 and the Excellent Worker title of Guangdong Province in 2006.

DHUSHY THILLAIVASAN

Founder / COO

Innovator. IT Professional. Entrepreneur. Archer. These are a few of the titles that have been given to Dhushy across a career that spans 22 years in the IT industry.

Dhushy started off as an Analyst/Programmer at Golden Key Software Solutions where he was awarded the BCS “Best Quality Software Award” in 2000; a milestone that kick-started an award-studded career across 2 decades.

A prolific innovator and entrepreneur, Dhushy then played an integral role in the formation and ultimate success of a number of organizations over the years

He co-founded zMessenger. The first mobile marketing company in Sri Lanka, now one the largest mobile based marketing, communications and media solutions companies in Sri Lanka. zMessenger has since been the recipient of multiple awards: The GSM Association Award 2005 for best use of a mobile application in an emergency situation and Most Innovative Brand of the Year by Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM).

In 2013 he co-founded Orik Payment Solutions, a company that specializes and operates the Automated Fare Collection (AFC) and micro payment systems in Sri Lanka. Then in 2015 he went on to co-found Silverleap Technology, an enterprise that specializes in secure mobile NFC solutions with disruptive payment technologies.

Dhushy has a BSc in Management Information Systems, from the University College of Dublin, a MBA from the University of Sri Jayawardenepura and a MA in International Relations, from the University of Colombo.

A passionate archer and fitness enthusiast, Dhushy spends his evenings at the gym and weekends at the archery range before he takes his power boat for a spin. Dhushy resides with his family in Colombo and when not in Sri Lanka, can be found conversing and strategizing with clients, aiding them in streamlining their secure payment systems.

MATHEW SMITH

CTO

As the CTO of Silverleap, Mathew is a key driver in patenting Silverleap products and driving our product and services road map.

Mathew spent his early years working in London in enterprise software and then shifted to Philips Semiconductors, marketing their embedded software for mobile phones. He then moved on to NXP, where he led a software technology development group focused on the then emerging technology of Near Field Communication, NFC Sim cards and embedded secure elements for mobile phones. He then made a strategic move to Gemalto in Strategy Partnerships and Operations with a focus on Trusted Service Management/ TSM for NFC related Services. Focusing on Mifare Desfire, EMV/ Payments, Loyalty, Vouchers and Coupons.

His specialties include: Hi-Tech Strategy & Deployment, Contactless Technology, Mobile Devices, Smartcards, Web Services Cloud Computing, Enterprise BPM.

Mathew has an MBA focusing on Hi Tech Marketing, from the Theseus International Management Institute (now EDHEC) in France, an MSc in Business Systems Analysis & Design from City University London, and a BA in Chemical Physics from the University of Kent in the UK.

He lives in Nice, France with his wife, and can often be found in the surrounding hills, 'running in plimsolls', which happens to be his, not to be missed, blog site. Here he expounds on Android phones, which can support HCE technology, and how the Hong Kong Octopus card was able to develop far further than the UK Oyster version.

DR JAG KUNDI

Scholar Background

  • Associate Director Exec. PhD Program in Management & Governance & Co-Supervisor of External PhDs in IEBIS Dept., University of Twente, NL.
  • Adjunct Professor – mentoring DBA students at CityU, HK.
  • Supervisor PhD students @ Greenwich School of Management, London UK.
  • Teaching on multiple MBA and EMBA programs internationally.
  • PhD in Accountancy from City University of Hong Kong.
  • Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA) in the UK, a Fellow Certified Practicing Accountant (FCPA), a member of the Certified Management Accountants (CMA) & Institute of Public Accountants in Australia (IPA).
  • MBA and a BA Honors degree in Accounting from the UK.
  • My research interests are in Corporate Governance, CSR & Corporate Strategy.

Practitioner Background

  • Board Advisor, mentor & investor to high-growth businesses & start-ups.
  • Board Advisor to a private equity group in Hong Kong.
  • My last ‘full-time’ role in the private sector was as the CFO for one of the global market leaders in the baby products industry. Was responsible for the finance, accounting, I.T. & HRM functions for the HK parent & 3 subsidiaries in China with a combined budget in 2010 in excess of US$440million.
  • Worked as a business consultant for a range of companies (from LED TV Manufacturers & a pharmaceuticals co., in China to an MMORPG in the UK).
  • Extensive work experience in Europe and Asia Pacific from multi-nationals to SME’s.

DAYAN BANDULA

SENIOR ARCHITECT

Dayan has over 16 years of comprehensive working experience on complete software development life-cycle. His nickname is “the Magician”, as he is a highly gifted technical genius who can understand and resolve complex technological challenges.

He is familiar with a large array of business domains such as:

  • Retail payment processing and micro payment processing.
  • Smart card, tokenization and NFC based solutions.
  • Tamper evident/ tamper resistant data protection systems.
  • Stock trading.
  • E-commerce and mobile commerce applications.
  • Trusted Service Managers (TSM).
  • Telco back-end systems.

Dayan’s ability to critically evaluate the problem at hand enables him to come with solutions that always exceeds expectation.

Dayan lives in Colombo with his wife and daughter. He is a big UB40 music fan and also enjoys watching kung fu movies.