25 JUNE 2019 – Technology innovation company Lakeba Group announces the appointment of respected financial services industry leader, Roy McKelvie, as a Non-Executive Director.
“This is a strategic appointment, fulfilling a wide talent search to support our vision and intent to launch a range of financial service solutions in the fast-growth digital banking sector. We are determined to establish a benchmark that sets up our business from the get-go. Having a financial services professional such as Roy McKelvie join our board announces, very clearly, our intention to move into the banking sphere. We will have more to announce on this in the next month,” says Lakeba’s Chief Executive Officer, Giuseppe Porcelli.
Roy has deep international experience that includes senior operational, investment management and private equity leadership roles in Australia, Asia, UK and continental Europe. He has worked across multiple industries including financial services, resources, retail, business services, software as a service and FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods).
His portfolio of appointments outside of Lakeba include Chairman of AMB Capital Partners, Chairman of Encompass Corporation, Chairman of Sonder Holdings Limited, and Chairman of Infocus Wealth Management. His former executive roles include Director of 3i PLC in Europe, Managing Director and Asia Head of Deutsche Bank Capital Partners in Hong Kong, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Gresham Private Equity, and Chief Executive Officer of Transfield Holdings.
Roy McKelvie says: “Lakeba has a business model unlike any other when it comes to 360-degree innovation and development. The group’s strength is anchored by its ability to build solutions that no one else has conceived. The potential for growth is self-evident, and I’m looking forward to working closely with the other Lakeba board members, directing Lakeba’s growth through the launch of scalable, globally relevant, financial industry software solutions.”
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About Lakeba Group
Lakeba Group is a privately held global venture catalyst firm. It accelerates technology ventures which eliminate the frictions caused by analogue transactions across retail, finance, property and technology. Engaging the intelligence of the masses, the global capacity and distribution of its partners and the proven skill and experience of its team to convert industry needs into commercially successful businesses. Since its launch in 2013, Lakeba Group has conceived, created and commercialised 13 ventures across its MachineIQ and FinanceIQ portfolios. It has 150 full-time staff across its headquarters in Australia and offices in India, Italy and soon the US.