Our Purpose

At Tintra, our reason for being or Ikigai is simple. We enable fully borderless financial inclusivity, measured through behaviour, rather than by background.

With the experience and reputation of over 16 years working with some of the world’s leading corporations. We are experts at solutions for cross-border deals and international trade transactions. We pride ourselves on our local relationships around the world to help good people and their businesses operating from complicated places.

We believe in a world without inherent bias or prejudice. We want everyone to be given a fair opportunity. That is why our patentable artificial intelligence is free from human bias, while providing best-in-class risk mitigation.

Our values and culture are grounded in our five principles which guide everything we do.

Board of Directors
Richard Shearer
Richard Shearer
Chief Executive Officer

Over the last 15 years, Richard has been solving the problems of ultra-high net worth, high-profile families from the emerging world. Through this he has developed deep connections across Africa, the Middle East and Asia through his concerted efforts over this time.

His key role has been in structuring solutions for its clients’ complex cross-border issues, as well as sourcing and creating deal flow in Europe, the US and Australia.

Roger Matthews
Roger Matthews
Non-Executive Chairman

Roger’s career includes the Bank of Bermuda and Royal Bank of Canada. He established his own trust company, Obelisk International Trust in 1996, sold in 2007, to what is now the Imara Group and founded Oyster Trust in 2011. He specialises in advising high net worth individuals on estate planning and wealth preservation.

Abdul Sajid
Abdul Sajid
Chief Financial officer

During his professional career, Abdul has served in senior roles in several companies across various sectors including mutual funds, real estate, construction, financial advice, and investment management.
Abdul moved to Dubai in 2011 where he has subsequently dealt with a range of complex transactions for very high-profile clients.

Kathy Cox
Kathy Cox
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Kathy has a 40-year career within the UK financial sector with time spent at the Financial Times Information division, at the London operation of what is now Fitch Ratings, Cabot Financial, Group Commercial Director at Capquest Group, and Arrow Global. Kathy has undertaken several consultancy assignments and current Chair of the Kent Savers Credit Union.

Vanessa Neumann
Vanessa Neumann
Independent Non-Executive Director

Dr Neumann founded and leads the Latin American business consultancy, Asymmetrica Inc. She has worked closely with both the US and UK governments, and various international organisations, including the UN and the OECD.

She holds a doctorate from Columbia University and a fellowship at the Global Justice Program at Yale University.

Andrew Bowen
Andrew Bowen
Independent Non-Executive Director

Dr Bowen is the Managing Director of his own advisory firm, a Senior Counsellor to Palantir Technologies and an investment advisor to several prominent family offices in the US, Europe, and the Middle East. In addition, he is a member of the investment team of MD1, a venture capital fund focused on national security innovation.
Andrew has held research fellowships at the American Enterprise Institute, the Wilson Center, the Center for National Interest, and the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University.

John Cripps
John Cripps
Non-Executive Director

John Patrick Cripps is a civil, commercial, and family mediator with a business development consultancy. He has been on the Board of the Kensington and Chelsea Chamber of Commerce Ltd for over 10 years, where he is currently Deputy President. His earlier career was spent at several firms involved in the Lloyd’s Insurance Market, and later in facilities management for a large City-based fund manager.

Dr Joe Lyske
Dr Joe Lyske
Chief Science Officer

Dr Lyske is a co-founder of Time Machine Capital 2 Limited, the Company's joint venture partner in Tintra 3.0. It is through this relationship that he first joined the Group's activities as part of the Tintra 3.0 Ltd team, the artificial intelligence ("AI") joint venture announced on 24 November 2021, where he made a considerable contribution to the patent application announced on 16 June 2022. He has invented and patented several creative AI core technologies one of which resulting in the world's first AI engine that atomises, re-constructs and edits any music to video, instantly.

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