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Simon Keys - spearhead the expansion in the Oceania region, including Australia and New Zealand
Pismo appoints Simon Keys as spearhead the expansion in the Oceania region, including Australia and New Zealand
By Zach Thompson, News editor
Fri, 1st Jul 2022

Simon Keys has been appointed to spearhead the expansion in the Oceania region, including Australia and New Zealand.

Keys has almost three decades of experience in financial, payment processing and travel organisations.

His previous roles included almost five years as Principal at XLII Consulting.

Keys held multiple roles with Visa, most recently leading Visa's processing strategy for international markets.

Before Visa, he worked with American Express in the Asia Pacific region, and Keys has joined Pismo to help the company expand its presence in the region.

"Banks, financial institutions, and fintechs in Australia and New Zealand are looking into ways to modernise their infrastructure and continue supporting customers with new ways of dealing with money," Keys says.

"But reliability is key. Pismo's all-in-one, cloud-native platform can give them the agility to innovate with the required resilience and scalability.

"Pismo is a great fit for clients wanting to upgrade to next-gen tech, including new digital banks and fintechs looking for an end-to-end platform.

"I'm very excited to bring Pismo to our local market."

Since its Series B funding round led by Amazon, SoftBank and Accel, which raised $108 million in October 2021, Pismo has grown exponentially.

It expanded its operations globally and announced offices in Europe, the US, and Singapore. It also established a partnership with OneConnect, the leading technology-as-a-service (TaaS) provider and an associate of Ping An Group, to expand its operations in South-East Asia.

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