The new executives will help capitalise on the digital transformation being driven by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Telly Desillas will join Lakeba as group chief operating officer, while Matt Haes will serve as group chief financial officer.
Mr Desillas has two decades of experience in financial experiences and has worked at AMP, ING and Macquarie Bank. His focus will be on “enriching Lakeba’s financial services ecosystem” to address frustrations Millennials have with the financial services industry.
“We have a tremendous opportunity to strengthen our market share and work towards achieving our winning aspiration – to provide the fintech services fit for the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” Mr Desillas said.
“By consolidating our ideas, platforms, products and operations, we will be ready to capitalise on the opportunities that present themselves post-COVID-19.”
Mr Haes was previously CFO and company secretary at HUB24, where he was “instrumental” in leading the development and commercialisation of its platform business.
“Lakeba Group has proven its ability to develop creative real-world solutions from its many ventures, by concentrating on financial services, data, code and payments for the Industrial Revolution,” Mr Haes said.
“It’s this rich tapestry of value that attracted me to the role, which is bound to keep me very busy as each venture capitalises on its potential.”