Darius has over 15 years’ experience spanning both the public and private sectors. This diversity of career experiences has allowed Darius to effectively blend different perspectives to effectively drive strategic transformation initiatives in both government bodies as well as private sector financial institutions.
As Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer for ADDX, Darius was instrumental in building the ADDX team and company from its early stages to the regulated financial institution it is today. Currently, Darius oversees day-to-day operations for the company, including commercial growth via investor and issuer recruitment and onboarding. Darius also serves as Board Director and member of the Board Audit and Risk Committee of the company.
Prior to starting ADDX, Darius held a variety of roles with GIC, most recently as Vice President of Total Portfolio Strategy (TPS) of the Economics & Investment Strategy department. Darius was a recipient of the Public Service Commission Overseas Merit Scholarship, and had previously served in several diverse roles within the Singapore government, including the Singapore Ministry of Defence (where he was Head of Strategic and Operational Planning), and also the Investment and Reserves department at the Singapore Ministry of Finance.
Darius graduated top of his class from Cornell University, where he earned a BSc and MSc in Mechanical Engineering. He also holds a Master of Science in Financial Engineering from the National University of Singapore.
As the Co-founder and Managing Partner of TNB Aura, Vicknesh heads up the group’s sell-side and buy-side initiatives.
Vicknesh started his career in Investment Banking before founding, operating and exiting his real estate fund where he managed over $350 million. He was nominated “Entrepreneur of the Year” at the coveted Ernst and Young Entrepreneur Awards in 2013. Currently, Vicknesh serves on multiple boards where he advises and assists on their internal strategies and expansion plans.
Having graduated with a double degree from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and dual MBAs from UCLA Anderson and the National University of Singapore, Vicknesh is passionately involved in region’s startup ecosystem. He is an appointed judge and mentor for numerous entrepreneurship workshops, conferences and startup competitions, contributing to the cultivation of aspiring entrepreneurs and startups.