Meet Our Team
Co-Founder & Managing Director
A Rohingya himself, Noor has established several Rohingya institutions and trained several highly-regarded members of the Rohingya community worldwide. His most notable contributions include the digitization and Unicode of First Rohingya Alphabet, serving as the chairman of Rohingya Football Club, authoring “ Born to Struggle: The Child of Rohingya Refugees and His Inspiring Journey” and working on several assignments with the UN High Commission for Refugees, the Red Cross, International Organizaton for Migration, International Network of Human Rights. Noor is the Co-Founder of Rohingya Vision (RVISION), the world’s first Rohingya Satellite television channel.
Co-Founder & Project Director
A US national, Saqib began his career working for international NGOs and UN agencies in New York. He is currently pursuing his Phd at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Singapore, researching the use of blockchain as a form of legitimization of stateless communities. He has previously lectured on journalism and communication at Sunway University Malaysia and Xiamen University Malaysia, and received his Masters in Communication from Purdue University, USA.
Chief Technology Officer
A US national, Giovanni has delivered education and conducted training since 2011 in Language, Mathematics, Information Technology and Ecological Design. Giovanni previously served for six years as CEO and Director of International Marketing at Murujan Permaculture, conducting training across Malaysia for design professionals. Prior to this, he worked as a network administrator for a legal firm in Connecticut, USA. Giovanni completed his Juris Doctor of Law from Pace University, New York, USA. He completed his Bachelors of Science in IT from the University of Connecticut, USA. Giovanni is certified in Train the Trainer from GEM International and Permaculture Design from Permaculture Research Institute of Australia.
Keiko Hagihara Bang
Keiko Bang has spent more than 20 years creating and producing high-end award-winning factual productions from Asia for the international marketplace. She is responsible for producing more than 100 hours of blue-chip programming, which have aired in more than 150 countries around the world. More than 40 percent of these acclaimed films were co-productions with over 25 countries, many of them working with an Asian producer or broadcaster for the first time. In 2006, Bang was the first Asian production company to rank amongst Realscreen’s Top 100 Most Influential Documentary Companies in the World.
Stuart Levi is an intellectual property and technology transaction attorney in New York where he focusses on blockchain technology and smart contract implementations. Stuart advises a number of companies in this space ranging from start-ups to multi-national corporations, and with his background in computer science understands the technology concepts underlying blockchain. Stuart is also actively involved in projects relating to the intersection between privacy, data rights and blockchain, and welcomes the opportunity to play even a small part in this important cause.
Manmeet runs Blockseed Ventures and invests in firms building on blockchain technologies to transform traditional industries. His investments include crypto-mining, blockchain infrastructure, fintech, supply-chain, mobility and healthcare solutions. He was previously the CFO & CIO of Emurgo (the commercial and venture arm of Cardano) where he led global strategy, focusing on building the accelerator, education and investment units. As a tech geek, he comes from an early interest in blockchain investing and mentoring blockchain companies since 2013. Manmeet concurrently holds positions as Vice-Chairperson of the Cardano Foundation, Founding Member of Blockchain for Europe, Advisory Board Member at Bloq as well as EIR at SOSV-The Accelerator VC.
Dr. Farrukh Habib
Dr Farrukh Habib is an expert in Islamic law (sharia), finance & economics. He is a Researcher, Advisor, Consultant and Trainer by profession focusing on capital market, sukuk, banking, & social & ethical finance. Lately, he has found his interest in FinTech, including: crowdfunding, micro-investments, microfinance, blockchain, and smart contracts.
Prasse-Freeman is an Assistant Professor at the National University of Singapore in the Department of Sociology / Anthropology. As an anthropologist studying how science and technology impact social movements, he is exploring novel forms of personhood and conceptions of the political as they are mediated by, and generated through, new technologies such as blockchain, biometrics, and AI
Sarah Godek is a United States educator whose work is based in culturally responsive teaching practices. In addition to drawing from her experience in working with English language learners, Sarah considers her work through the lenses of students’ cultural backgrounds and individual educational needs and works to tailor her instruction accordingly.
Rohingya Community Adviser