Team

Kaafila is a decentralized Media and Education project built on blockchain technology using Algorand and IPFS. Kaafila Metaverse is our flagship project, and the key for our project success, so most of our current efforts are going into developing the Kaafila Metaverse as per our vision.

Over the next 5 years, Kaafila aim to develop and operate a portfolio of useful (and interconnected) blockchain apps, such as: Metaverse for Virtual Learning & Virtual Working, NFT Marketplace, Universal Payment System, and a New Programming Language (CHIP). Such a portfolio of apps will give maximum benefits to our Users.

Kaafila project is growing with the combined efforts of team members based worldwide, who are all motivated by our vision of creating a leading platform for free courses with certification and training that can be useful to all people worldwide, irrespective of their income and background. And we are regularly adding new team members.

Shankar AVSB
Position: Founder & Director
https://www.linkedin.com/in/avsbs
Shankar has a keen interest in software, and the use of AI in financial markets, knowledge management, and innovative systems for learning and professional development, which has helped in creating the vision for Kaafila. Over last 20 years, he has helped hundreds of youth in their careers, and supported entrepreneurs in different capacities. He also has experience in developing AI software systems and teaching computer science. As a founder of Kaafila, Shankar has developed the project vision and goals, to help millions of youth worldwide with zero cost learning, certification, and internships, using online video, digital media, and blockchain. Shankar is also the Director of Jupiter Ventures, which develops trading systems for financial markets, and ETF investment models with S&P500 and Nasdaq indices. He has been involved in a wide range of software and biotech projects, and has experience in managing technology projects and taking them to successful completion. In the past, Shankar has worked with Infosys Technologies Ltd in Bangalore, Boston, Palo Alto, and London. He has a strong interest in blockchain projects and financial markets, and regularly shares his analysis and views on Twitter: https://twitter.com/shankx

Ethan William
Position: Founder & Director
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ethanwilliam/
Ethan William has keen interest in cryptocurrencies and blockchain projects. He has worked as Director of Business Development for Jupiter Ventures for more than 4 years. As a founder of Kaafila, he brings together key skills like business acumen, problem-solving, creativity, decision making, business networking, and competence in computer science. He is responsible for assembling a team that can bring the Kaafila project vision to life, starting with an executive team that can oversee critical aspects of the project, as well as supporting Team Members who are responsible for project execution. Ethan is passionate about the crypto industry and its future, and has first hand experience in Bitcoin mining, and developing Crypto user communities. He has first hand experience in teaching computer science, and he tracks various developments in computing hardware and software. He has successfully predicted many key trends in advance, including the rise of Bitcoin, and leading alt-coins like Algorand, Zilliqa, Chainlink and Uniswap. His experience and insights will be valuable in achieving Kaafila project goals. He tweets from this id: https://twitter.com/Kaafila2020

Marc Vergara Ferrer
Position: Lead Blockchain Developer
https://www.linkedin.com/in/marc-vergara-b72472144/
https://github.com/femave
Being a front-end developer with 7 years of experience he has worked on various projects in the world. Working directly under the Blockchain department, Marc has developed the MVP of Kaafila. As a lead blockchain developer, he manages a team of 5 developers. He is also responsible for developing the creator dashboard, video player, top creator section, and improving the download and upload system using IPFS.

Dharani S
Position: Project Manager
https://www.linkedin.com/in/dharanii/
https://github.com/dharani1303
As a project manager, Dharani plays a lead role in planning, execution, monitoring the project works in Kaafila. She also plays the role of team anchor, ensuring that all team members are well informed about their roles. She has a good understanding of blockchain projects and the technical hurdles involved in project development. She been a part of our core team from the start, and her efforts have helped in moving the Kaafila project from concept to reality, and we appreciate her contribution to Kaafila project.

Madhumitha Shree
Position: UI/UX designer
https://www.linkedin.com/in/madhumitha-shree-d-baa7911b0/
Madhu as a UX/UI Designer of Kaafila proved that she can solve problems, design solutions, and execute them to make a positive impact on a business. She has designed the UI for all our websites and worked on many graphics also. She has also tested those designs and studied the user experience, and we appreciate her contribution to Kaafila project.

Lakshay Khatter
Position: Corporate Development Associate
https://www.linkedin.com/in/lakshaykhatter/
Lakshay has a keen interest in financial analysis and investment management. He is an Economics graduate from University of Delhi. He has a keen interest in new technology ventures and disruptive technologies, and he has been spreading the word on Kaafila project to a large network of professionals and executives.

Jack Sangster
Position: Blockchain Developer
https://github.com/Sangster-5
Jack has worked as a web developer in various organizations for more than a year. He is familiar with both front-end and back-end technologies. He is responsible for user profile creation. Jack works on both front-end and back-end in Kaafila project, and we appreciate his contribution.

Maria Cristina Corona Ruiz
Position: Backend Developer
Maria has worked on various projects as a back-end developer. She works on creating CRUD operations (create, read, update, delete) for all categories. She also works on testing to check whether all endpoints are working as desired, and we appreciate her contribution to Kaafila project.

Somtochukwu Ikeonyia (Stella)
Position: Backend Developer
https://www.linkedin.com/in/somtochukwu-ikeonyia-7a8b25149
https://github.com/Stellamarissomto
Stella is a forward-thinking software engineer with experience of working productively in dynamic environments. She is proficient in JavaScript and Typescript programming languages. Motivated to learn, grow and excel. Proud team player focused on achieving project objectives with speed and accuracy, and she works on the artists/media pages. We appreciate her contribution to Kaafila project.

Rajat Kumar
Position: Social Media Marketing
https://www.linkedin.com/in/rajat-kumar-a3807321a
Rajat is an expert in social media, and content creator with many creative ideas and who wants to succeed. He handles all the social media accounts and has contacts with all the content creators and users. As a new project, social media marketing is critical for our success, and we appreciate his contribution to Kaafila project.

Chinmay Shekatkar
Position: Blockchain Developer
https://www.linkedin.com/in/chinmay-shekatkar
From the age of 15 he was fascinated by blockchain so he tried mining using local GPU by joining pools. This fascination led to explore more on decentralized technologies with more than 1 year working experience on Hyperledger fabric. He has worked on smart contracts in Algorand for Kaafila, and we appreciate his contribution to Kaafila project.

Aditya Pawar
Position: React Developer
https://www.linkedin.com/in/notaditya
Aditya is a Computer Science major who is passionate about science and technology. As a React developer, and he has done various projects. He has worked as a front-end developer for Kaafila. He is also a blog writer.

Community & Social Media Managers

The following team members are contributing as Kaafila User Community support managers and social media managers on different platforms like Discord, Reddit, Twitter, Telegram, and LinkedIn. We really appreciate their contributions to Kaafila project.

David Workman

Amos-Ejesi Nnaedozie (Dozyay)
https://www.linkedin.com/in/dozieejesi

Samuel Olowo (Donboab)
https://www.linkedin.com/in/olowo-samuel

Cynthia Ugochi Akujobi (Cylak)
https://www.linkedin.com/in/cynthia-akujobi-3b9158198

Francis Adegbaju (Boss045)
https://www.linkedin.com/in/francisadegbaju/

Iriogbe Matthew (Mattwins)
https://www.linkedin.com/in/iriogbe-matthew-932365172

Fidelis Clinton (BoyCope)
https://www.linkedin.com/in/clinton-fidelis-774029222

Aguocha Arinze (Beejay Kaafi)
https://www.linkedin.com/in/aguocha-arinze-562441208

Vincent Gold (Vinxz)
https://www.linkedin.com/in/vincent-gold-964688228

Osunkunle Olanrewaju Olukunle (Lario)
https://www.linkedin.com/mwlite/in/osunkunle-olanrewaju-841307129

Shallom Promise (Shallom)
https://www.linkedin.com/in/shallom-promise-91203a222

Aung Kyaw Swar Myint (Arson)
https://www.linkedin.com/in/kyaw-gyi-056467211/

In addition the above team members, many others have helped Kaafila project in different ways, and we are grateful for their contributions. Kaafila also has a large network of professionals and executives in different industries, having experience in leading companies like ABB, Siemens, DuPont, Sony, Citigroup, Fidelity, McKinsey, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Reliance, Infosys, TCS, IBM, and Oracle.

Guides & Mentors

While we are working with new software and blockchain technologies, the path of innovation, risk-taking, and creating long range enterprises is not new at all, so we regularly remember these valuable words by two people, who have guided our vision and roadmap for Kaafila project.

“Think big, think fast, think ahead. Ideas are no one’s monopoly. You do not require an invitation to make profits! Pursue your goals even in the face of difficulties, and convert adversities into opportunities. Give the youth a proper environment. Motivate them and give them the support they need. Each one of them has infinite source of energy. They will deliver.” — Dhirubhai Ambani

“No problem can be solved until it is reduced to some simple form. The changing of a vague difficulty into a specific, concrete form is a very essential element in thinking. When you expect things to happen – strangely enough – they do happen! The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are. Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see farther.” — John Pierpont (JP) Morgan