Nerissa Naidu

co-founder and CEO āxil
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Listen to Nerissa Naidu

[Day 2]
1:00-1:55 (CET+4)
Theme: WOMEN IN INNOVATION: Myth or Magic? How are women leading the new Tech scene

Nerissa is currently co-founder and CEO of āxil, a fintech platform-as-a-service focused on helping entrepreneurs with their finances. āxil was selected as one of the Top 3 Female Fintechs for 2020. Prior to āxil, Nerissa has filled numerous senior executive roles in her two-decade corporate career, to manage and grow global businesses, provide board oversight, manage a 5000+ global workforce, and perform multinational strategic turnarounds in Fortune 100 companies. Nerissa was appointed as a board member and advisor to multiple FinTech and Behaviour-tech businesses over the last 4 years. Her directive is to advise on the overall operating model, growth and revenue generation strategies as the businesses mature or gain strategic funding. As a native South African who grew up in Apartheid, Nerissa has been a proponent of equality and strives to break the mould of stereotypes in gender, race and professional norms. She has been a keynote speaker on diversity and inclusion, and chaired discussions on systemic inequality and racial injustice. Nerissa was selected as a Young Global Leader in the World Economic Forum in 2019 and featured in the Financial Times as a leader to watch.