June 21, 2021: Leading Australian-based global technology company Lakeba, today announced the appointment of Felix Wong and Jason Bennett as Non-Executive Board Directors.
Wong and Bennett join an already impressive board, consisting of Kylie Hammond, Giuseppe Porcelli and Alberto Basile to help capitalise upon the organisation’s already impressive portfolio of 17 businesses and their specialist technologies, adding additional strengths across capital access, experience and Governance. Lakeba’s world-leading corporate vision builds businesses and their technologies from the ground up, creating operational models and commercialising into market leading commercial success stories. Founded in 2013 and awarded Microsoft Gold Partnership status in 2018, The Financial Times recognised Lakeba as an Asia Pacific High Growth Company for two
years running, in 2020 and 2021. Lakeba is also ranked as one of Australia’s Fastest Growing Companies.
Felix Wong joins as a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors with an impressive track record in Australia’s start-up ecosystem. Most recently as non-executive director of WorkVentures, Australia’s leading IT Social Enterprise, coach at Startmate, Australia and New Zealand’s epicentre for start-up acceleration, and former Chief Country Executive for Australia and New Zealand at Ingram Micro.
Jason Bennett brings to Lakeba over 20 years’ experience in the funds management, corporate finance and capital, investment and property sectors. Currently Partner at Perpetuity Capital, an Australian corporate and financial advisory company; Partner at Perma Funds Management, a boutique investment and finance house; and Managing Director at JPB Advisory, working on behalf of the funds management industry and high-net-worth investors.
Bennett was a Key Person on the DomaCom AFSL and maintains a role as a Property Advisor, Australia’s leading fractional online property market for property buyers and sellers involving accountants, financial advisers and licensed real estate agents.
Lakeba specialises in developing technologies from their headquarters in Sydney, Australia, supported by offices in India, Italy, the UK and the US. With a team of 160 specialists in capital funding, coding, financial management, marketing, operations, public relations, risk management and, of course, technology.
Chairman of the Lakeba Group, Kylie Hammond, says: “I’m delighted that Felix and Jason have joined the Board, providing their particular pedigree of oversight and context to a business that’s clearly setting the pace for Australia’s global digital business innovation. Conceiving, Creating and Commercialising digital businesses at the rate that Lakeba does takes deep insight, heaps of energy and exceptional international business acumen, and I’m
confident our new board members will help us to continue to excel at that vision.”
Lakeba Group CEO and Chairman Giuseppe Porcelli added, “As an Australian headquartered global success story, Lakeba continues to set the face for innovation and commercial success press release across the region. Attracting executive talents of the calibre of Felix and Jason to our board, provides even further endorsement of the clear vision in creating technology success stories to make everybody’s lives better,”
Both appointments as non-executive directors of Lakeba are effective immediately. The Board has already met informally, with the next formal board meeting scheduled for July, ahead of the Group’s interim shareholder update scheduled for early August.
Lakeba (lakeba.com) is a privately held global business builder. Its portfolio consists of 15 businesses, with 12 in production and three exited. Lakeba conceives their opportunities, creates their operational models, and commercialise them into mature revenue and profitgenerating companies.
Founded in 2013 and awarded Microsoft Gold Partnership status in 2018, The Financial Times recognised Lakeba as an Asia Pacific High Growth Company in 2020 and in 2021.
Lakeba builds from its headquarters in Sydney, Australia and its offices in India, Italy, the UK and the US. With a team of 160 specialists in capital funding, coding, financial management, marketing, operations, public relations, risk management and, of course, technology.