Airwallex appoints Justin Yek and Jon Stona to its global leadership team

Jack Zhang, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer at Airwallex

Airwallex announced senior appointments to its global leadership team as the global payments and financial platform focuses on its expansion into 2023. Justin Yek commenced the newly created role of Head of Strategic Finance and Corporate Development following over 10 years in banking, finance and start ups including work for Morgan Stanley and Citi.

Jon Stona has joined Airwallex as Global Head of Marketing after working at Stripe in senior marketing roles, as well as positions at Google and Nike. Both positions sit on Airwallex’s global leadership team, reporting to Chief Executive Officer and co-founder Jack Zhang.

What do the appointments mean for Airwallex?

Commenting on the appointments, Zhang said he has been building a connected and global organisation that would be critical to new opportunities for Airwallex to grow and expand its operations. “Airwallex has big ambitions for 2023 and while many other companies are having to cut back on staff, we’re investing in our growth and talent,” Mr Zhang said.

“Airwallex wants to help businesses grow, and to do that we’re supercharging our own workforce. Justin will be working closely with me and the leadership team as we focus on our company strategy and potential M&A investments that align with our global ambitions.”

“Jon will take our marketing function to the next level to help drive leads, convert and acquire new clients, and work to encourage repeated use of our products. We connect entrepreneurs, business builders, makers and creators with opportunities in every corner of the world and I look forward to working with our new starters to bring that vision to life.”

What do the appointees bring to Airwallex”

Justin Yek, Head of Strategic Finance and Corporate Development at Airwallex

Head of Strategic Finance and Corporate Development Justin Yek said Airwallex was looking to continue its growth trajectory. “There are significant opportunities for Airwallex to work with more clients and businesses on everything from their payments, treasury, spend and embedded finance, and I’ll be focusing on how we can best achieve that,” he said.

Global Head of Marketing Jon Stona said, “The marketing team would be expanding through the year,with new appointments across ANZ, North America and Europe.”