Kristo Käärmann (right)/Wise.
Wise dials up Asia-Pacific ambitions with 150 new employees in Singapore
Hunting for growth in the APAC region.
Money transfer giant Wise is seeking growth in Asia-Pacific (APAC), with the announcement of 150 new hires at its Singapore office this year.
Engineering, product development, design, analytics, compliance and payments will be the bulk of its recruiting and is a result in Singapore becoming a larger APAC regional hub for the company.
“We've come a long way from the 1-man office we were when we first launched [in] the country 5 years ago,” said Kristo Käärmann, the CEO and co-founder of Wise.
“Our Singapore office has since grown into a key hub for us, and I’m delighted by the progress we’ve made in serving our customers both here in Singapore and across the region.”
“As our APAC hub, Singapore serves as an important base for us as we continue to invest in making our mission, to make money work without borders, a reality for more people and businesses here and around the world.”
However, the company has struggled to turn around market sentiment, which has seen its share price slump over 40 per cent since its IPO last July.
The fintech listed with its shares priced at 800p, but currently trades at a 52-week low of around 555p.