Temasek and DBS-backed blockchain innovator, Partior, announces senior hires and new India R&D centre
Singapore, 21 June, 2022 – Global blockchain-based financial market infrastructure, Partior, today announced key milestones in its international expansion journey, highlighting the growth of its partners and currency offerings. Established just nine months ago, Partior also unveiled its full senior leadership team and its Hyderabad Development Centre, the first in the company’s line-up of international offices as it globalises its technology.
Growing the ecosystem is a cornerstone of Partior’s expansion plans, in tandem with the production and deployment of its technology – an unprecedented first in the industry. With advanced engagements involving leading banks, central banks and fintech companies across 15 countries, the company will bolster its currency offerings as it sets to integrate the first slate of eight global currencies of USD, SGD, GBP, EUR, AUD, JPY, CNH, and HKD on its platform by 2022, with a view to integrate additional currencies in 2023.
Partior’s new Hyderabad Development Centre will serve as a Web 3.0 centre of excellence, scaling the production and delivery of its technology. The new centre will harness the vast engineering talent pool in India to deepen the company’s innovation capabilities as the company prepares the fourth-generation of its product this year.
To support the company’s next phase of growth, a slate of innovative and domain expert leaders join Chief Executive Officer Jason Thompson and Chief Technology Officer Dmitry Avramenko to complete the executive leadership team:
Stella Lim, Chief Operating Officer
Stella was most recently Managing Director, Asia Pacific for SWIFT, bringing with her invaluable senior leadership experience in the global financial services industry. As Partior’s Chief Operating Officer, Stella will be forging strategic global partnerships across ecosystem stakeholders & spearheading initiatives to strengthen the company’s organisational capabilities to advance the global delivery of its technology.
Atul Buchar, Head of Product
A forward-thinking product innovator with global delivery experience, Atul pioneered many industry-leading payments and transformational digital initiatives in his previous role as the Group Payments Head in Global Transaction Services at DBS. Joining Partior as the Head of Product, Atul applies his deep understanding of internal bank systems and the productization and integration of these systems to formulate and execute the company’s global product strategy.
Saxon Bartrop, Head of Architecture, Design and Innovation
Saxon joins from UOB where he was Group Domain Architecture Head for Wholesale Banking (Payments & Channels). As the Head of Architecture, Design and Innovation at Partior, Saxon will harness his expertise in wholesale and scalable banking technology to oversee the company’s innovation development and enable the delivery of its technology architecture globally.
Angie Ong, General Counsel
With international experience spanning Sydney, New York and Silicon Valley, Angie brings to Partior legal acumen at the intersection of finance and technology. Angie was most recently the Head of Product Legal overseeing Meta’s Financial Technologies. As General Counsel, Angie lends her expertise in distributed liability technology as well as her legal and regulatory practice to strategically guide Partior’s global expansion.
Abhinava Kumar Singh, Technology Head, Hyderabad Development Centre
Abhinava played a key role in NatWest Group’s implementation of its payments engineering roadmap as its Director and Engineering Practice Head for Payments. Highly experienced in building teams that build and scale products globally, Abhinava applies his wealth of experience to drive global technology production at Partior’s new Hyderabad centre.
Partior CEO, Jason Thompson said, “We are thrilled to have our full senior leadership team on board to chart our global expansion. A vote of confidence from such high calibre senior talent is testament to the transformational capabilities we bring to the financial sector. Together with our new Hyderabad Development Centre, this marks a pivotal moment for Partior as we double down on growing our network and scaling our core services worldwide.”