Wise recruits new chief people officer

WiseGlobal technology business Wise has announced that it has added Isabel Naidoo (pictured) to its team as chief people officer.

Naidoo joins the business, which was recently named one of Glassdoor’s top 20 best places to work in the UK, with global experience in the financial services, technology, and consulting sectors.

Based in London, she will lead the strategy for Wise’s people-led efforts during a continued period of growth as it pursues its goal to hire 1,000 people before the end of the year.

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Naidoo said: “I am excited to be joining an organisation with such a unique culture, which I am already seeing and experiencing. Wise has fully autonomous teams liberated to focus on customers’ biggest problems as well as unique benefits like equal parental leave across the globe that reflect our commitment to building and retaining diverse teams. This is a business that is disrupting not only how quickly and easily our customers can move money, but also what it means to thrive at work.”

Kristo Käärmann, co-founder and chief executive officer of Wise, said: “Wise as a product is only as great as the people building and operating it. I’m pleased to welcome Isabel to the team, who’s joined to help us design the best environment for our teams to hire, build, and grow, so we can move forward even faster towards our mission of money without borders.”