Management

Chris Mudry

Chief Executive Officer

With over 20 years of experience, Chris understands the operational aspects of a commodity trading organization and risk management. He has built trading organizations from scratch and is skilled at managing small and large teams across different functions, geographical regions, business practices, and cultures.

Chris’ depth of knowledge from setting up several trading businesses and restructuring others has given him an extensive understanding and experience across all aspects of the industry including trading, risk, operations, compliance, back office and trade finance. During his career, Chris was closely involved with the deployment and management of different CTRM software systems across oil, gas, and base metals.

Chris holds a degree from the University of Geneva and Graduate Institute of International Studies (GIIS) in Geneva where he obtained a degree in international relations with a specialization in international trade and the role of international trade in economic development and international law. He also holds an international MBA from Nyrenrode in The Netherlands given in partnership with Kellogg Graduate School of Management (Chicago, United States) and with Stellenbosch University (Capetown, South Africa).

Sajindra Jayasena

Chief Technology Officer

Sajindra brings in wealth of technology, engineering and innovation expertise into Amphora.

He recently held many transformational and innovation CTO positions in Deutsche Bank where he spearheaded transformative engineering and architecture delivery in its prominent business lines like Trade Finance, Equities, Rates, credit spanning order and execution/trade management, risk, exposure, margin management and risk distribution, clearing and settlement functions. He was also the head of disruptive technology for its flagship Global Transaction banking business where he lead technology engagements with distributed ledger consortiums as well driving innovation in API and machine learning/AI technology areas.

With 18 plus years of industry expertise and a strong track record in leading technology transformations and fixing complex technology problems he will drive Amphora’s overall technology strategy, engineering rigor, product engineering and innovation.

In addition to driving technology and architecture he has built strong and impactful engineering teams driving true agile delivery to meet critical business demands.

He started his career working for product companies and start-ups where he held senior engineer positions.

He holds a M.Sc. in Computer Science from MIT. He is also a price winner in CIMA UK. His computer science publications have appeared in tier 1 publications like MIT Press, ACM, IEEE, Springer and SOAWorld.

Sajindra was appointed CTO of Amphora in August 2018.

Davinder Virk

President India

Davinder Virk started his career at Amphora in 2001 in the Houston, US before moving to Hyderabad, India, in 2007 to lead Amphora’s development center. He is responsible for managing and growing the India center’s capabilities for business analysis, development, QA and global support.  Davinder has over 20 yrs experience in software development and has worked on different products such as seismic analysis software at Schlumberger, and data analysis software at a biotech start-up.

Purushotham Reddy

Head of Global Support
Purushotham is responsible for planning and aligning support services for customers globally. He tracks operational metrics for support, drives continuous improvement and creates strategies for efficiency.
With over 12 years of experience in application development and support, he is instrumental in our customers’ success. He accompanies the deployment of their projects and ensures the utmost quality of Amphora’s support.
Starting his career at Amphora as a Software Engineer in 2008, Purushotham has evolved into a customer support lead role.
He works in full coordination with the internal product development and QA teams.
Purushotham earned a Master’s degree in Computer Applications from Osmania University.

Ivan O’Toole

Head of Sales & Marketing

Ivan started his career in trading operations in Texaco over 25 years ago, and then moved on to a Products Operator position and  a Trader at PDVSA. After completing his MSc in Finance, he joined Sungard and then Openlink where he became Head of Agri Solutions for Europe.  Subsequent to that he became the first hire for JustCommodity (now part of ION) outside of South East Asia. By the time he left he became Global Head of Sales at that organisation.  

Ivan’s solid background in all things Commodity Trading is coupled with experience in Delivery Management.   This extensive understanding coupled with an eye on what is achievable has led him to a successful sales career.  He is a strong proponent of becoming a trusted advisor, and to this day his focus is on creating a referenceable client.  At Amphora, Ivan is responsible for driving revenue across all the company’s markets and regions.

Patrick Burki

Chief Financial Officer

Patrick Burki has around 30 years of experience in finance, accounting, taxes, corporate administration and management consulting in Switzerland and internationally.

Following studies in Business Management at the University of St Gallen in Switzerland, and passing his Swiss Certified Public Accountant exam, he held several internal and external international audit positions with Nestlé, Credit Suisse and Coopers & Lybrand, before moving to various finance positions within a renowned Swiss Private Bank in Geneva. At the beginning of the century, he set up his own accounting/tax/management consulting practice in Switzerland working closely with banks, High Net Worth Individuals and various family offices in Switzerland and in Dubai.

He was in charge of the Amphora Inc Due Diligence and following the acquisition, stayed in the board of Amphora and is currently as well holding the position of CFO.