Fintech and Real Estate technology company, RedGirraffe.com has announced the appointment of Alan Rosling CBE as its Board Advisor-Strategy. In his role, Rosling will closely work with the Founder & CEO of RedGirraffe.com on strategising clinical operational layouts and on achieving revenue scale for its globally first block-chain technology based fin-tech product “RentPay” within multiple cities in India and the UK. Alongside the Founder he will also be responsible for international institutional fund raising exercise for RedGirraffe.com.
Speaking on the new appointment, Manoj Nair, Founder & CEO, said, “At RedGirraffe.com, we believe every organisation is only as good as its people. We feel privileged to have the opportunity to work alongside few of the finest global brains as our Non Executive Founders and board advisors. Alan joining the board invariably tilts the equation in our favour in quite many ways since his extraordinary enviable global experience, hands-on industry insights and on ground execution expertise in India will prove to be invaluable for the company.”
Rosling has extensive experience in entrepreneurship, central strategy functions and government policy advice in Asia and Europe. An industry veteran with over 25 years of experience, he has administered business development in complex and emerging markets. In his previous roles, he has held key positions with United Distillers Plc, Jardine Matheson Group, Tata Sons Limited, Courtaulds Textiles Plc and SG Warburg. He has served as Special Advisor to British Prime Minister John Major in the policy unit for three years. Rosling was also awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1994. He then bagged the Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2014. By bringing him on board, RedGirraffe.com will be looking to leverage his unparalleled domain knowledge of building internationally scaleable businesses in India.
Rosling said, "I am delighted to be part of this exciting venture, RedGirraffe.com. The property market in India is huge and growing but too many people, landlords and tenants alike, find it too complex and painful. RedGirraffe’s technology-enabled platform offers a scalable solution to these issues. RedGirraffe.com is a great example of how the UK’s strength in fintech start-ups can address needs and opportunities in a rapidly changing India.”
The venture has been conceived by a dedicated team of IIT, LSE and HBS alumni, with the goal of disrupting the rental market in India, which, at present, is highly unstructured and marked by a lack of trust and transparency. The company has rolled out its services in three cities in India, using a tech-augmented approach to provide end-to-end solutions to the chaos of the real estate landscape. RedGirraffe.com has recently launched “RentPay”: A patent pending block chain technology based Fin-tech Payment product in the world that allows every such tenant, staying anywhere in India, to pay her/his rents via their debit/credit cards.