Finder hires new chief legal officer
Sydney-headquartered comparison website Finder has appointed a new chief legal officer as it continues its rollout of new products and services.
David Chen, whom the company said has 18 years of “extensive” legal and commercial experience, including stints at BPAY, Sypht and Deloitte, is set to be the new CLO for Finder.
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He is, the company noted in a statement, “a specialist in payments and financial service regulation, has helped build and grow technology companies, from innovative local start-ups through to global players”.
“In 2018, [Mr] Chen helped BPAY launch Osko, the first real time payment service that is used by most Australian consumers and businesses to make payments today,” it said.
In his new role, Mr Chen will oversee Finder’s risk, regulation and compliance teams “as fintech looks to shape cryptocurrency regulation in Australia, and explore ways to help its users globally take advantage of emerging financial products”.
Speaking about his new role, Mr Chen said that the opportunity to join Finder in a newly created global role was an “attractive proposition”.
“Finder is one of those rare genuine values-led organisations, and I’m very much aligned with its mission to help people make better financial decisions,” he said.
“I look forward to leveraging my broad legal and commercial skillset to help Finder continue to build and scale at pace.”