Shah Hossain, Founder & President
Shah is the Founder and President of COBAIT. Prior to founding COBAIT, Shah served as the Chief Operating Officer for CNS systems Inc. Under Shah's leadership, COBAIT has delivered innovative and advanced technology solutions, services and support to its customers, driving the value and profitability for its diverse customer base.
Rafey Kazi, Partner & CIO
Rafey Kazi is a top performing executive with a 18-year track record of innovation and success in managing, expanding and growing global IT organizations, including C-Level experience with fortune 500 company. Rafey worked as a CIO and Senior Vice President of Technology for SunGard Energy and Commodities and built an impressive record of achievement through a series of increasingly responsible leadership positions for the global organization. Rafey played a pivotal role in defining strategy and solutions, creating tactical and strategic partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, business integration and providing overall vision and direction to the company, enabling in the growth of the business by 300%.
BOARD OF ADVISORS
Mr. Matt Mandalinci, Advisor
Mr. Mandalinci is an advisor to COBAIT. He is an entrepreneur and passionate executive who has strong strategic planning, financial, M&A and operating management skills. He had 18 years of C-Level experience with SunGard and over 25 years in the software and technology industry. As the first president of SunGard Asia-Pacific, Mr. Mandalinci defined the AsiaPAC business approach. Prior to his role as president of SunGard Energy which he transformed into a very successful business, Mr. Mandalinci was the president of SunGard’s EPI and BancWare businesses, expanding those companies’ software and technology businesses. He has met the challenges of new ventures, turnaround businesses and high growth expansions. Mr. Mandalinci is a former member of the Singapore Economic Review Board and is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Baber Farhat Khan, Advisor
Baber Farhat Khan has over 17 years of experience on Wall St. During that time he has held various positions at senior management level including Global Head of Energy and Soft Commodities at Standard Chartered Bank (Singapore), Managing Director/Head of Commodity Products at Wells Fargo (San Francisco), Executive Director/Head of Base Metals and Crude Oil Options Trading at CIBC (New York) and Vice President at Citibank (New York). He specializes in trading Energy Derivatives (Crude Oil & Products, Natural Gas) but also has considerable experience trading Copper, Aluminum, Gold and Silver as well as Structured Mortgage Back Securities, Interest Rates and Foreign Exchange.
Baber has gained a reputation for providing innovative solutions to clients as well as running very profitable proprietary portfolios for his employers. While at Citibank he pioneered the use of Cotton and Wheat OTC derivatives for hedging purposes and while at Wells Fargo he launched the Milk OTC derivatives market to help dairies hedge against price fluctuations in milk contracts.
Baber has a PhD in Particle Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he was an integral part of a team of scientists that discovered the Top quark. His thesis advisor is a Nobel Laureate. Baber is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the American Physical Society and American Mathematical Society. Baber is an avid golfer, skier, traveler and technology enthusiast.