Airwallex bolsters North America team with new key leadership hires

Airwallex, announced the growth of its USA team with two senior hires in its business development, partnerships, legal, and compliance teams as the business accelerates growth.

Jas Randhawa becomes the Global Head of Financial Crime Compliance.

With over fifteen years of experience in building and managing programs in the compliance space, Jas will lead the business’ financial crimes function globally.

Jas was Head of Compliance for Stripe’s U.S. business, and prior to that, managed PricewaterhouseCooper’s (PwC) Financial Crime (Fintech) practice across the U.S. West Coast.

“Compliance is one of the fundamental pillars of running a successful fintech business, and I am delighted to be joining such a talented and experienced international team.”

“In the ever-changing regulatory environment, together with the rest of the team, we will aim to strengthen Airwallex’s financial crime and fraud prevention frameworks and ensure that we continue to maintain the highest compliance standards in all markets where we operate.”

Airwallex plot strategic global partnerships

Ravi Adusumilli, SVP Global Head of Partnerships & Business Development. Ravi holds 20+ years of experience in the tech space, Ravi will help Airwallex forge relationships with ecosystem partners and unlock greater growth opportunities for Airwallex globally.

He has worked with some of the fastest-growing and most successful tech firms and start-ups, and was with Pinterest, where he led their global business development and partnerships.

He has also held leadership roles at Facebook and Netflix.

“I am thrilled to join Airwallex at this stage of growth, and am inspired by its breadth of payment solutions, helping businesses solve complex finance issues globally.”

“One of my biggest passions is to help businesses scale through strategic alliances and partnerships, and I look forward to supporting Airwallex in this way as we look to further enhance the value proposition for Airwallex’s growing customer base.”

Airwallex executive impressed by new hires

Jack Zhang, the Co-founder and CEO of Airwallex expounded on the hires.

“It is incredibly exciting to see the level and diversity of talent that we have been able to bring into Airwallex. With a growing network that now spans across North America, Asia-Pacific and Europe, having in place a strong, global team is integral to our growth.”

“Ravi and Jas possess strong backgrounds across fintech and their respective areas of expertise. We are incredibly pleased to have them joining Airwallex as we look forward to continuing our efforts in empowering businesses to operate anywhere, anytime.”

Airwallex launched in USA in August 2021 and in a few months, nearly doubled its team to over 50 in product and engineering, legal, risk & compliance, partnerships and sales.

Globally, Airwallex currently has more than 1,000 employees across 19 locations.