WadzPay Leaders Aligned on Growth Strategy at Global Leadership Connect in New Delhi
New Delhi, April 25–27, WadzPay hosted the inaugural Global Leadership Connect, a flagship Head of Department meet up from different geographical areas of WadzPay operations to educate, empower, and bring all WadzPay leaders together to solidify a global strategy and achieve more significant results. Heads of Departments attended from various countries, such as Singapore, United Arab Emirates, India, Indonesia, and South Africa.
Aligning with the Noida office inauguration, the Global Leadership Connect discussed a series of potential partnerships, product and technology roadmaps and key execution milestones.
This year, massive hiring is still the critical agenda for WadzPay; the talent will primarily be allocated to the technology department. The new Group Head — Technology, Venkata Kiran, and SVP & Global Head — Human Resources, Parag Patil, will prioritise massive hiring and expansion during the second quarter of 2022.
VC-based fundraising is also a high-priority agenda for WadzPay’s short-term strategy. While market expansion is also part of the focus, this quarter will be go time for the African market, led by Olivier Dipenda (Ex-FIS Director) based in Johannesburg, to continue the proliferation of blockchain-based payment platforms and market acquisition.
Working behind the scenes, Dinesh Verma (Senior Vice President — Product) will work tirelessly along with his team to develop WadzPay products, with the primary focus of Atlytica and App-based blockchain-based payment solutions. He described the timeline and talent requirements for the company.
Kelvin Lee, our President — APAC, is optimistic that 2022 will be the year financial blockchain technology is blossoming. It is being adopted around the world at a rapid rate. We are in a perfect position: our products are ready, and we can demonstrate that we are the payment orchestration platform for all kinds of payments, whether digital assets, stablecoins, CBDC, or Fiat, aligning with Khaled Moharem, WadzPay’s President — MENA, especially in the Middle East where the regulator has given timely access to this innovation, so we are in an excellent position to take off.
Melcom Copeland (Group Head — Blockchain Partnerships) and Stas Madorski (Senior Vice President — Blockchain Strategy) explain how the recent technology partnership with Algorand and future potential partners will unlock doors and improve our speed to market for WadzPay.
Renda Rahmi (Vice President — Marketing) and Francisca Adinda (Vice President — PR & Communications) also addressed that the Marketing and Communications department’s objective will be focusing on sponsorship, association collaborations and involvement in industry conferences, together with scaling up digital performance as part of the main agenda to increase WadzPay’s share of voice.
The Global Leadership Connect’s closing remarks by Anish Jain as WadzPay Managing Director and CEO, were that when he started WadzPay, he had a vision where WadzPay technology would play a significant role in people’s lives; WadzPay is now considered as a growing company from a small company to medium size, so all the talent should be agile, adapt and able to always co-create together. Ram Chari added that speed and quality should be our priority.
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WadzPay is an interoperable blockchain-based payments ecosystem. The company was founded in 2018 in Singapore and currently operates in South East Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.
WadzPay saw the potential for CBDC and Digital Assets to lead the next revolution in the payments industry: enabling faster payments, improvements in security, and cost-efficiency with optionality.
WadzPay is working with large international payment companies, banks, and global companies to enable digital asset-based transaction processing and settlement.