Two new members have been appointed to the fintech’s leadership team.
Green energy fintech Brighte has announced the appointment of former Future Super CEO Kirstin Hunter as its chief people, risk and legal officer, and former food ordering app Hey You CEO Uzair Moosa as its new COO.
Ms Hunter joined Future Super as COO in 2017 and was named co-founder and CEO in 2020. She previously held the position of management consultant at Bain & Company.
“I often say ‘a dream is just a dream without a team’ and Kirstin has brought the firepower we need to scale and support our People & Culture efforts,” Brighte CEO Katherine McConnell said following the announcement.
“In her short time at Brighte, she’s overhauled our paid parental leave policy and led our team through onboarding remotely, with many starting a new job in lockdown,” she said.
Commenting on her appointment, Ms Hunter highlighted the importance of diversity at Brighte.
“Since the company was founded, we’ve been deliberate in creating teams where people come from all walks of life and all stages of their career – our youngest employee is 21 while our oldest is 58," Ms Hunter said.
“Diversity in culture, age and experience helps us reflect and connect with our customers,” she added.
Along with the former role of CEO at coffee and food ordering app Hey You, Mr Moosa was previously general manager of Middle East ridesharing app Careem which was acquired by Uber for US$3.1 billion in 2020.
“Uzair’s strengths lie in his laser focus of his customers. Together with his dedication to help people adopt a sustainable way of life, his experience with leading consumer brands is already proving invaluable to Brighte,” Ms McConnell said.
Mr Moosa said that he was looking forward to being able to make a social impact in his new role.
“Climate change is real and by joining Brighte, I’ll be working day in and day out to help our homes become more sustainable to reduce our emissions and their effects,” he said.
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