At Lendela, we believe that there is a better way to simplify the loan application process through leveraging digital technology. We want to create superior value and empower consumers, whilst at the same time delivering high quality customers to our bank partners & credit providers.
We’re excited for this opportunity to focus on the customer experience and create a platform for connecting consumers with our partners.
In the Scandinavian region, we have over 15 years of experience in helping connect consumers with the best credit providers. We have channeled over a million customers to over 20 well established banks and lenders in the region, such as Santander, SEB & Swedbank.
In South America, we launched FinanZero in 2016. Here, we partnered with more than 25 established credit partners like Banco Pan, BV, Safra, Banco Maxima, Banco CBSS and Banco IBI. Having processed over 600,000 loan applications, we are now the market leader in Brazil, allowing our customers to get the best personal loan and start fulfilling their dreams.
We are now excited to launch in South East Asia under the brand Lendela.
Shylendra A S Nathan is the CEO and Co-founder of Lendela. During his 20-year tenure, Shylendra has had major responsibilities launching internet businesses. Shylendra has successfully led and launched multiple online marketplaces in SEA including Onekyat, Ekhanei and Mudah for JV partners Schibsted, Telenor, Singapore Press Holdings and Naspers. Prior to that, he was with Google managing relationships with key advertising partners in Malaysia and to further develop Google’s engagement with its major associates.
Nima Karimi is the COO and Co-founder of Lendela. Nima has extensive experience in Insurtech and Fintech, working with business development for more than 10 years. Nima has successfully led the launch of several disruptive consumer products such as an innovative C2C-warranty/insurance for cars, and Zmarta – Nordics largest loan broker and personal finance platform. In recent years Nima has launched products in almost every area of Fintech possible, including credit cards, savings, pensions, PFM-apps, mortgage and SME-financing.
Julian is the CTO and Co-founder of Lendela. Julian has been working in tech for over 10 years, and has since then had experiences in a wide variety of fields and team sizes. Julian has successfully created several different platforms and products from scratch, and has worked in the automotive, legal and financial markets. Notable accomplishments include creating the legal platform Juridiktillalla.se, and launching Zmarta in several European markets.
Kristian is Co-founder and board member of Lendela. As a serial entrepreneur he has launched four financial technology services successfully in Europe and South America (Kortio, Pensionera, Cartaoja & FinanZero). As an ex executive at Schibsted, a leading online group in Europe he worked with Personal Finance; leading, establishing and acquiring new online businesses within Schibsted (Lendo, Kundkraft, MittBolan & Compricer, being four of them).
Ivar is Co-founder and board member of Lendela. He has vast experience from launching and expanding digital marketplace platforms globally. He founded and ran SCM Ventures during several years within the Schibsted group, launching businesses in close to 20 markets, and recently managed Spain’s two largest consumer marketplaces. He holds a MSc from Chalmers, Sweden & an MBA from Stanford, USA.
Business Development Manager
Adiba Naoshin is Lendela's Business Development Manager, who focuses on growing Lendela's B2B and B2C business. Adiba joins us from BRAC - the world's largest NGO where she was an integral part of establishing Industry-Academia relationships in the field of Finance and Development in an emerging economy. She also brings over 3 years of extensive Economic, Financial Modelling and Market Research experience from Australia.
Samuel Yoong joined Lendela as a Software Engineer. Having graduated as a Computer Science student from one of Malaysia's top universities, Samuel is one of Lendela's youngest hire who is always dedicated towards delivering a fresh perspective through his work. Prior to joining Lendela, he worked closely with one of the top regional banks in the SEA region delivering several Fintech products.