MonetaGo appoints Oswald Kuyler to lead expansion into Europe

DigitalCFO Newsroom | 7 February 2022

Oswald Kuyler

Head of Strategy, Europe

Based in London, Kuyler will lead MonetaGo’s European expansion, spearheading the company’s growth in the region and bringing together European, UK and global institutions to combat financial fraud and overcome paper-based manual document workflow inefficiencies.

Kuyler joins MonetaGo following a successful tenure as the first managing director of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)’s Digital Standards Initiative (DSI), which was established in September 2020. During his time at the DSI, Kuyler was instrumental in bringing together participants from across the global trade ecosystem to facilitate interoperability and drive progress in trade and trade finance digitalisation. A leader in trade digitalisation Oswald will remain engaged as Advisor to the ICCs digital standards objectives and work closer with ICC UK in its mission to drive digital trade.

Prior to this, he spent seven years at mining giant BHP, where he last held the position of head of data strategy, leading a number of initiatives that covered blockchain technologies, electronic documentation in trade finance, data analytics and process automation.

“We are on a mission to enable the financial ecosystem to effectively service more customers – accelerated by increasing the productivity of financial workflows and drastically reducing risks.  It is a privilege to join a company where I know the work we do every day will make a difference to so many”, says Oswald Kuyler, head of strategy, Europe at MonetaGo. “I look forward to driving the adoption of MonetaGo’s Secure Financing and workflow solution products, expanding their reach and effectiveness to the benefit of the worldwide trade finance industry as a collective. This will also enable me to continue my work around pursuing global standards, coalition building and advocating for change.”

“MonetaGo’s global momentum is driven by our focus on partnerships across the trade ecosystem,” says Jesse Chenard, CEO and founder of MonetaGo. “As we continue to work with key international organisations and associations to provide a universal, standardised deduplication utility that will safeguard trade finance, Oswald’s proven ability as a convener, thought leader and digitalisation advocate will be invaluable.”