PayMongo is pleased to announce the appointment of Jojo Malolos as president and CEO of PayMongo, effective February 1, 2023. As part of this appointment, Isabel Ridad will be stepping down as Interim CEO and leaving the company as she pursues her venture. To ensure a smooth transition, Isabel will assist Jojo by remaining within the company until the end of February and will continue to serve on the PayMongo Board of Directors thereafter.
As CEO, Jojo will be responsible for reshaping PayMongo’s plans for the company’s next phase of growth. Like many other companies, PayMongo is entering a scale-up period amidst a challenging market environment. Jojo will lead the efforts to ensure success by implementing a broad range of transformation initiatives. The board of directors has confidence in Jojo’s experience and ability to effect and manage change as he brings significant experience in M&A and organizational transformation, with a track record in the fintech, venture capital, digital banking, and innovation ecosystems.
Jojo will also lead the introduction of PayMongo’s next generation of products and services to serve its existing client base better and drive the advancement of the internet economy in the Philippines and Southeast Asia. In addition, with the company’s newly issued EMI license, Jojo will continue to focus on driving significant impact in the digital financial services sector.
Jojo previously served as president and CEO of DAVI and JG DEV, the data analytics and venture arm of the Gokongwei Group, respectively. He is co-founder and chairman of GoTyme Bank, one of the country’s digital banks licensed by the BSP. He was a former CEO of Wing Bank, a leading digital financial services provider in Cambodia, as well as Smart Money, now known as PayMaya/Maya. His global fintech experience includes stints with Mastercard Financial Services in Latin America and Cignifi Boston, which brought alternative credit scoring innovation to emerging African markets.