Sunday, 25 September 2022

Singapore-headquartered finbots.ai makes three new senior leadership hires to accelerate revenue growth in the region

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finbots.ai, Singapore-headquartered Business-to-Business-focused (B2B) fintech offering an Artificial Intelligence (AI) credit modelling platform for banks and digital lenders, announced today the appointment of three new senior hires to lead its product management, business development and engineering teams. 

The expansion in its leadership team follows the recent announcement of the company’s successful Series A round of USD 3 Million fully subscribed by Accel and will bolster finbots.ai to push for growth across focus markets – Asia Pacific (APAC), South Asia and Middle East & Africa (MEA).

Aditya Gupta has joined the company as Chief Product Officer (CPO) and will be global lead for product strategy, design, delivery, and commercialisation. He will also spearhead strategic partnerships with focus around AI, product-as-a-service and ecosystem alliances.

Aditya has over 20 years of international banking experience spanning digital transformation, lending and wealth management across Southeast Asia, India and the Middle East. Most recently, he led digital transformation for OCBC Bank and delivered large-scale, high-impact business transformation and growth. An IBF Fellow, Aditya recently chaired the MAS and ABS industry steering committees for SGFinDex, Singapore’s Open Banking initiative. Prior to OCBC Bank, he has held regional and country leadership positions at Standard Chartered Bank.

Andre Marques is the company’s new Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). In his role, he will spearhead business development and sales across all core target markets.  Andre brings over 15 years of global experience working with financial institutions, driving their growth and regional expansions. Most recently, Andre led APAC expansion at Provenir and Experian Asia Pacific. Prior to that, Andre worked with Greenwich Consulting (now EY-Parthenon) where he helped organisations tackle financial inclusion challenges.

Pranesh Kumar has joined as Country Head of India, and will lead and scale the engineering team as well as oversee the overall franchise operations and growth for India.  Pranesh brings over 18 years of experience across US and India in global financial institutions like JP Morgan and UBS, where he was building mission critical technology systems, teams, and operations. Most recently, Pranesh was instrumental in setting up and growing the Credit Portfolio Risk Forecasting and Analytics unit for JP Morgan, India.

Announcing the key senior hires, Sanjay Uppal, Founder & CEO, finbots.ai said, “I am delighted to welcome Aditya, Andre and Pranesh to our global executive team. They bring invaluable banking and technical experience and expertise to support finbots.ai’s accelerated growth and innovation across the entire business value chain. These are exciting times for us. Coupled with our recent fundraise, I am confident our new senior hires will create an immediate and lasting impact, accelerate growth and help unlock value for our customers at scale.”

Commenting on his appointment, Aditya Gupta, Chief Product Officer, finbots.ai said, “Building businesses at speed and working with talented, passionate people is what I love doing. Finbots.AI has seen impressive success since it was founded and I am excited to have this opportunity to help them scale even faster by democratizing access of quality credit modelling solutions for the entire spectrum of lenders.”

“finbots.ai redefines the credit modelling space with an end-to-end AI-powered modelling and decisioning solution, helping banks and lenders accelerate financial inclusion in the region and I’m looking forward to being a part of this transformation,” said Andre Marques, CRO, finbots.ai.

“We are at crossroads where lending institutions ranging from large global banks to microlenders serving frontier markets are looking at new and better ways to make credit decisions and manage the entire credit lifecycle at scale by leveraging latest advancements in Computation and Data Science. I am excited to join some of the best industry minds at finbots.ai to shape and drive this positive change,” commented Pranesh Kumar, Country Head of India, finbots.ai.

Re-disseminated by The Asian Banker

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