Tokyo, Japan – November 29, 2018 - Planetway is pleased to announce that Mr. Indrek Neivelt, the founder and CEO of Estonian-born mobile banking service, Pocopay has joined Planetway as a member of the Advisory Board. Mr. Neivelt has successively held important posts at leading banks in Europe and promoted the digital transformation of the financial industry. His rich knowledge and experience in financial and IT field adds valuable expertise that will help Planetway to expand its FinTech business even further.
The cooperation entails Pocopay licensing Planetway its digital banking platform for the purpose of developing new and innovative solutions for the Japanese market.
Mr. Indrek Neivelt
Indrek Neivelt has been contributing to the development of cutting-edge banking systems in Europe over 25 years. In 2014, he founded mobile banking service, Pocopay and has served as the CEO of the company ever since. Prior to that, he successively held several important posts such as CEO of Hansabank (current Swedbank), Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Bank St Petersburg headquartered in Russia and the Estonian Development Fund. During his 8-year service at Bank St Petersburg, he steered the company to become one of the most well-known banks in Russia. At Hansabank, Mr. Neivelt introduced the latest technologies to its Baltic State branches and contributed to its digital transformation. Furthermore, he also led the acquisition of 5 other banks, which helped Hasabank to grow to the largest bank in the Baltic States with over 4 million customers. Mr. Neivelt has won several esteemed awards including Global Leader for Tomorrow (GLT) from The World Economic Forum.
“Mr. Neivelt has earned high reputation with his outstanding contribution to the digital transformation of European banks. He has expert knowledge of both the Finance and IT fields. Having Mr. Neivelt with us will support our ambition to expand business in FinTech and promote the digital transformation for our customers.” - Noriaki Hirao, CEO and Founder of Planetway.