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Pakistani company SadaPay recruits former Gojek executive Jon Sheppard as its CTO

SadaPay, FinTech, Pakistan, paymnetsIslamabad-based Sadapay, a player in the digital financial services arena in Pakistan, announced today the appointment of Jon Sheppard as its Chief Technology Officer. Priorly, Jon served as CTO Financial Services at Gojek, a $9.5 billion tech company with over 120 million users on their platform. As a member of SadaPay’s Advisory Board over the last year, Sheppard has been working closely with the team to advise on technology architecture and regulatory compliance.

Dr. Waqar Masood, Chairman of the Board ofSadaPay stated, “I’m confident Jon will be a real asset to our technology leadership team as we drive forward our vision of being Pakistan’s leading payments platform. With the new normal of remote working environments and a reinforced digital-first focus, having a Chief Technology Officer with Jon’s pedigree will help us develop our technology with the right foundations.”

Sheppard is said to have built and led high-performing, large and distributed teams from the ground up around the globe. He comes from an engineering background and has been building technology for over 23 years in mobile, web, and enterprise systems development.

Brandon Timinsky, Founder & CEO, SadaPay mentioned, “As we scale our technology and team, Jon’s experience and leadership will be instrumental as he has a really clear vision for the technology we want to build. We have ambitious plans for the years ahead and we are fortunate to have Jon join at such an important time. His track record speaks for itself and everyone at SadaPay is very much looking forward to working with Jon.”

Sheppard brings with him a wealth of technical leadership experience across the mobile financial services space. In his new role as CTO of SadaPay, he will be charged with overseeing the product, engineering and operations teams in executing all of the company’s technology functions. He will be responsible for SadaPay’s overall tech strategy. This appointment is said to bolster the executive team at SadaPay with Omer Salimullah as the Chief Operating Officer and Abdul Qadir Sultan as the Chief Risk & Compliance Officer.

Sheppard enthused, “I am excited by the prospects of digital payments in Pakistan. I see the digitization of payments as still in its infancy and I would love to contribute to SadaPay’s vision to transform the state of payments for a country that is ready for the next phase of growth. My focus will be on creating lasting value for our users through technology that will, in turn, help Pakistan rise as a digital economy.”

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