GoBear announced that it has appointed Nelius Strydom as its new chief product officer, replacing Marnix
Zwart who will become its new chief commercial officer. Both appointments are effective immediately.
Mr Strydom has more than two decades of experience in the finance industry, including CFO roles with Standard Chartered, where he was involved in their customer profitably platforms. Since 2011, he has been helping businesses bring meaning to their customer data, digitise the insurance process, and prepare business models for scaling and expansion.
In his role as GoBear’s CPO, he will lead on the strategy, shaping and delivery to market of GoBear’s products.
Mr Zwart is one of four GoBear co-founders. Its CPO from GoBear’s inception in 2015, he developed and grew the company’s slew of product offerings from scratch to its stable of more than 1,500 products, over 100 partners and seven markets today. He has close to two decades of experience in the financial services industry, conceiving, creating and successfully launching online businesses, building online B2B and B2C products, and expanding sales.
As CCO, he will be responsible for GoBear’s business development strategy, overall sales, country performance and executing on product delivery across seven countries