We are delighted to announce the appointment of Felix Fernando as the Chief Technology Officer at Acredius.
Felix joins Acredius to spearhead the technical build-out of our ecosystem, bringing with him several years of Technology and Marketing Services experience.
To help introduce Felix to our community, we would like to present this interview with him – may his answers help you discover the guy we know!
Welcome, Felix! It’s so lovely to have you joining the Acredius team!
Thanks, it’s great to be here!
As you’ve recently joined our team, naturally, we’re interested in your perspective on the future with Acredius. However, let’s begin by delving into how your journey with us commenced.
It all started with an email sent by our CEO Ghassen BENHADJSALAH in April 2018. He was looking for someone to help with a project related to a technology platform that aimed to connect investors and entrepreneurs digitally.
Our collaboration expanded, and we worked on many other projects. The fit with Acredius was clear, and little did I know that after four years, Acredius would invite me to assume the position of CTO.
Great! So what excites you about Acredius?
Undoubtedly, the opportunities that its rapidly growing marketplace provides for customers.
The possibilities for technological growth are virtually endless, as the strategy behind this project will make it possible to create a difference in the global SME market.
So now, regarding the position you assumed at Acredius, what milestones do you look forward to as a CTO?
There are several steps that we want to complete.
Foremost on our agenda is the substantial expansion of our development team. This strategic move is pivotal as it will significantly augment our delivery capacity, thereby propelling our overall growth. With this, it will be possible to add a series of novelties to the platform to increase the level of usability and engagement of users.
Additionally, as part of our strategic roadmap, we are actively pursuing integration with several key players. This initiative will fortify and empower our platform, enhancing its robustness and overall capabilities.
Can you tell our readers how being a CTO at Acredius differs from previous roles?
In the last 20 years, I have managed technology teams, assuming different leadership roles. One dimension is the same in all of them – my desire to make it happen! Everyone has different needs, and different dreams and is willing to overcome various challenges. We have to guide them, and they will achieve extraordinary feats! My goal is to drive our development team to deliver the best experience to our users and take our company to the top of the digital universe.
What is your prediction on the future of marketplace lending and Acredius in the coming years?
With the SME lending market experiencing rapid growth, the outlook is optimistic for companies such as Acredius. It is imperative that we concentrate and align our growth strategy to capitalize on this opportune moment. Looking ahead, our focus will extend to integrating within partner platforms, enabling us to provide enhanced insights to our customers. Furthermore, in the longer term, I anticipate encountering new technologies that will augment and refine our product offerings.
Thank you, Felix! Any last thoughts or words for the Acredius community?
Stay tuned. We are committed to accomplishing more and are only at the beginning of our journey!
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