Board & Management

The experts behind Lynx have nearly 200 years of combined experience in
fintech, remittance, payments, telecoms, finance, and technology.

Management & Board of Directors

Michael Penner, CFA
President & CEO/ Director
Michael Penner has over twenty years of international experience as a C level executive, building digital infrastructure businesses and strategic partnerships across Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.
Chris Aldaba
President, Asia Pacific/ Director
Chris Aldaba is a highly regarded and globally recognized industry specialist with nearly 15 years of experience in financial technology having worked or consulted throughout Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and North America. concerns.
John Schaub
Chief Product Officer
John Schaub brings with him a wealth of experience from nearly a decade in the Canadian Credit Union system. He has held senior roles in Core Banking, Payments Fraud Prevention, Insurance, Compliance and Analytics.
Christopher Cherry, CPA
Chief Financial Officer/ Director
Christopher Cherry has over 14 years of corporate accounting and audit experience and has acted as Director, Chief Financial Officer, and Secretary for several public companies. Chris has held positions with KPMG and Davidson and Co. LLP in Vancouver, where he gained experience as an IPO specialist and auditor for junior public companies.
Heramben Vencatapillay
Head of Global Acquiring
Heramben Vencatapillay has over 16 years’ experience in national and international payments and banking operations with proven track records in different management positions in a various medium-sized enterprise, listed and international concerns.
David Rambaran
Head of Global Issuing
David Rambaran is a pioneering industry veteran with over 18 years’ experience spanning a broad spectrum of the digital payments industry. His business development experience and network span the globe, including the UK, Europe, South America, Australia, and South East Asia.

Lynx Operating Companies & Advisors

Founder & CEO, Payright
James Kodrowski, is an engineer turned business entrepreneur with over 15 years’ experience in business management and ownership across Southeast Asia. He is the Founder and CEO of Right Choice Capital (“RCC”), which is a leading financial services provider in Singapore and the Philippines focusing on SME services, lending, and financial inclusion.
Chairman, Binangonan Rural Bank
Raymond Sparkes is an successful investor and businessmen. He has worked as an Industrial Relations specialist over the past 20 years where he worked on some of the largest industrial and mining projects in the region (up to $70 billion) where he was responsible for major contract negotiations, employee relations, management and negotiations. Mr. Sparkes studied Industrial Law at the University of Sydney.
Founder & CEO, DA5 Australia
Yeoryios Markos, has been a registered member and Fellow of The Institute of Public Accountants in Australia since 1980, and a member of The Institute of Financial Accountants in the UK. He currently serves as Chairman or Direct Agent 5 Pty Ltd, and also holds Directorship with Rural Superannuation Australia Pty Ltd plus other senior board positions.. His background covers a wide scope of M & A, Legal, Banking, Trading, Mining and Property Development activities.
Strategic Advisor
Robert Yu currently is a Principal at Sierra Madre Advisors, a Manila-based private equity firm. Mr. Yu has been active in various finance roles in the investment banking and private equity sector, where he was responsible for origination, structuring and execution of M&A and capital raising transactions. Mr. Yu previously served as a Vice President for Morgan Stanley in Hong Kong from 2015-2018, a Senior Associate at Lake Capital Partners in Chicago from 2010 – 2013, and as an Analyst for Citigroup in New York from 2007 – 2009.
Strategic Advisor
Abhishek Mohan is Co-Founder and Chief Growth Officer of T9L. It is India’s first ‘Startup Studio’, (Technology Incubator) with 37 startups and a Pre-Covid portfolio cumulative valuation of USD 650M+. In a sector where 90% failure is the norm, T9L has delivered industry bucking performance with an 85% portfolio survival rate. In providing Venture-as-a-Service (VaaS) and handholding early-stage startups (pre seed / seed) to Series A and beyond, T9L intends to work with 120+ startups over the next 5 years across India & South-East Asia to make their success more predictable.