Airwallex Appoints Kai Wu as Its First Singapore-Based C-Suite Execby Fintech News Singapore December 6, 2022
Payments company Airwallex announced that it has appointed Kai Wu as its Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) and Asia-Pacific General Manager (APAC GM).
Kai He will lead the new functions from Singapore, making this the company’s first C-suite executive in the country.
In the newly created CRO role, Kai is responsible for the company’s global revenue strategy, as well as closer alignment of all revenue-related functions globally, from marketing, sales, customer success to revenue operations.
Additionally, Kai will also spearhead the company’s growth plans in the region and drive greater efficiency across the markets where Airwallex operates.
He has held a number of senior positions at Airwallex for close to five years, including as Chief Financial Officer and Greater China CEO.
This appointment comes on the heels of Airwallex’s plans to rapidly accelerate its growth globally and in APAC in 2023.
Founded in 2015, Airwallex has a presence across 19 global locations across Asia-Pacific, Europe, and North America with its customer base more than doubling YOY.
The company recently announced its US$100 million raise in its Series E2 round, bringing its total funds raised to more than US$900 million.
Jack Zhang, Co-founder and CEO of Airwallex said,
“Having Kai take on these new roles comes at a critical juncture as we take major steps to enable the world’s most powerful global financial infrastructure and operating system for modern businesses.
And as more and more businesses in the region strengthen their digital and tech transformation strategy, we want to ensure Airwallex is well positioned to support them on their journey.”
“Airwallex is truly on the forefront of driving innovation and change in the digital economy.
I am incredibly excited to grow my role within the company and look forward to accelerating our growth and continuing to build our momentum globally and across APAC.”