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Airwallex appoints new CRO, aims to accelerate growth in APAC

By Leandra Monteiro

December 07, 2022

  • Airwallex
  • APAC
  • Chief Revenue Officer
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Airwallex, Global FinTech platform, Airwallex announced that Kai Wu has been jointly appointed as the company’s Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) and Asia-Pacific General Manager (APAC GM).

Kai has held several senior positions at Airwallex for close to five years, including as Chief Financial Officer and Greater China CEO. These appointments come as Airwallex aims to rapidly accelerate its growth globally and in APAC in 2023.

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, and customer success to revenue operations. As Airwallex continues to grow and expand, Kai will play a pivotal role to increase revenue growth in a scalable and sustainable manner.

In addition to his responsibility of driving the global revenue strategy, Kai’s role as APAC GM reflects expanded responsibilities for oversight of Airwallex’s business operations across the Asia-Pacific region. Kai will spearhead the company’s growth plans in the region and drive greater efficiency across the markets where Airwallex operates.

Jack Zhang, Co-founder and CEO of Airwallex, said, “Our investment in building out a senior leadership team demonstrates our continued confidence and commitment to grow the business, in APAC and globally. 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.”

Speaking on his appointment, Kai added, “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.”

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