FinAccel Makes Senior Exec Appointments Ahead of New Digibank Launch

FinAccel Makes Senior Exec Appointments Ahead of New Digibank Launch

by November 28, 2022

FinAccel, the parent company of Indonesian Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) platform Kredivo, announced a flurry of senior appointments to bolster its management team to prepare for the upcoming launch of its digital bank Krom.

Formerly known as Bank Bisnis Internasional, Krom Bank is FinAccel’s digital banking unit in Indonesia following the deal to increase its shareholding to 75% in February this year.

Among the new appointments are Chao Gao as CTO, Jean Lua as Chief HR Officer, Matt Mullarkey as General Counsel and Wisaksana Djawi as Director of Krom Bank.

Prior to joining FinAccel, Chao was CTO at Imprint, an early stage US-based fintech startup, and before that, he was the head of engineering for Grab’s delivery segment where he led the development of its engineering stack.

Meanwhile, Jean was a senior HR leader for Shopee International, Matt was attached to Shearman and Sterling LLP in Singapore while Wisaksana Djawi was previously part of the launch team for Indonesian digital bank Jago.

Akshay Garg

Akshay Garg

“Chao, Jean, Matt and Wisaksana are top-flight executives who will help us drive our growth to the next level. Not only do they bring strong expertise in their respective functions, but they also share a strong desire to be part of one of the most transformational fintech companies in Southeast Asia. We’re excited to welcome them to our leadership team,”

said Akshay Garg, Group CEO of FinAccel.

In a joint statement, Chao, Jean, Matt and Wisaksana said,

“We are thrilled to be joining FinAccel at this time. With a singular culture, Kredivo’s established market leadership and the upcoming launch of the neobank Krom, the company is firing on multiple cylinders. We’re very excited to take the company to the next level of growth.”


Featured image: Chao Gao, CTO of FinAccel.