Bolero International, the leading trade finance digitisation expert, has made two new senior appointments to accelerate its world-wide growth.
New Head of Global Strategic Business Development, Jacco De Jong, brings decades of global experience in trade and commodity finance, and digitisation, having worked with trade banks such as ABN AMRO, Rabobank and ING and supply chain finance experts TradeWiz. A trusted advisor to numerous corporates and financial institutions around the globe, he is an in-demand speaker at conferences and has worked with all major Development Banks including the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the Asian Development Bank and The World Bank.
In his new role, Jacco will lead strategic initiatives to build Bolero’s corporate and banking network and develop important new partnerships, providing pragmatic, expert support and advice to organisations embedding trade digitisation into their business.
“I am thrilled to be joining Bolero, an organisation with a strong track-record as the market-leading solution-provider in trade finance digitisation around the world. There is no question that paper-based processes are going to disappear and I will be ensuring that Bolero is firmly at the head of this important global trend.”
Sunil Senapati, the new Director, Trade Finance, APAC, joins Bolero from Oracle where he led Oracle’s cloud solutions, providing SaaS/PaaS to enterprises in Asia. He previously participated in a wide range of initiatives covering large-scale transformation, infrastructure projects, system integration, EBI, consulting and strategic outsourcing.
His impressive CV includes spells with Maersk, HCL and Tech Mahindra, and he has worked extensively in the ASEAN countries, India, China and Australia servicing customers across the technology, logistics, banking and financial services sectors.
“I’m very pleased to have taken up such an exciting new role with Bolero,” said Sunil. “The APAC region is a major area of focus for Bolero and I look forward to masterminding our expansion and the creation of fruitful new partnerships right across such a dynamic region that has such a positive attitude to digitisation.”
Bolero CEO Ian Kerr, said the new appointments revealed the scale of Bolero’s ambition. “Jacco and Sunil are two outstanding individuals with expertise and experience in so many areas of trade finance. Each is a strong addition to Bolero’s team and their wealth of knowledge and contacts will be a huge asset.”
“These appointments should leave nobody in doubt that Bolero is fully committed to driving forward the global expansion of its safer, smarter and faster global trade digitisation solutions.”