Bolero International, the leading trade finance digitisation expert, has announced the appointment of Jacco De Jong as its new Head of Global Sales with immediate effect.
De Jong, formerly Bolero’s Head of Global Strategic Business Development, will report directly to CEO Andrew Raymond, assuming responsibility for the continued expansion of Bolero’s global network and the development of collaborative partnerships with new technology initiatives such as Blockchain. His new role also gives him overall responsibility for marketing.
“I’m looking forward to the challenges ahead, using my considerable experience to further accelerate the digitisation of trade finance right around the globe,” said De Jong. “At Bolero we are all about networks, transforming the value to each party through our commitment to innovation. It’s a great time to be here at Bolero as increasing numbers of organisations grasp the transformative benefits of digitisation.”
De Jong brings decades of global experience in trade and commodity finance, and digitisation to his new role, having worked with trade banks such as ABN AMRO, Rabobank and ING. A trusted advisor to numerous corporates and financial institutions around the globe, De Jong has worked with a broad range of trade participants including corporates, carriers, blockchain innovators, insurance companies and development banks.
The appointment of De Jong underlines Bolero’s global ambitions to accelerate the digital transformation of global trade through its innovative solutions. Bolero CEO, Andrew Raymond said: “Jacco has expertise and experience in every aspect of end-to-end trade finance digitisation. He is the perfect fit for this role and will work with our clients to ensure we translate their requirements into new offerings, taking full advantage of the opportunities opened up by trade digitisation. At Bolero our aim is to speed up the global expansion of safer, smarter and faster global trade through the power of our network and solutions.”