London, 2 November, 2022
Stenn, the financing platform for global SMEs, today announces the appointment of Fozia Raja as Chief People and Culture Officer. Stenn continues to invest in high-quality industry talent as it scales rapidly and builds a central team from its new head offices in London.
This new role will support Stenn’s ambitious expansion plans, ensuring that a strong and unified culture is developed and maintained across all parts of the company as it continues to grow its services and customer base. Fozia will be responsible for leading the people strategy and will report directly to founder and CEO, Greg Karpovsky. She will spearhead recruitment and employee experience to ensure that Stenn continues to attract and retain the best talent across the business.
Fozia joins Stenn after more than 7 years at Sprinklr, the SaaS unified customer experience management platform. As Vice President of Culture & Talent she was instrumental in helping the business scale from a few hundred employees to just under 4000 when she left, post-IPO. Fozia is familiar with the FinTech space, having spent part of her career at HSBC and FIS. Altogether, she has over 15 years of diverse human resources experience, including in cultural transformations and global recruitment functions. Her track record of driving operational excellence for systems and processes is exemplary.
As part of Stenn’s investment in culture and talent acquisition, Carl Robson has been hired alongside Fozia as Director for People & Culture. Carl brings extensive experience in scaling technology organisations and will support Fozia in building Stenn’s HR capabilities globally.
Greg Karpovsky, founder and CEO of Stenn, said: “As we continue to develop our unique offering for SMEs around the globe, we have to ensure that we are attracting the best people whilst developing a high-performance culture.
“Fozia brings some fantastic experience from start-ups on a similar journey, which will be crucial for the exciting growth plans we have underway.”
Fozia Raja added: “Joining Stenn at this pivotal moment in its growth is really exciting; I’m so impressed with what Greg and the team have already achieved here. I was drawn to the fact that Greg is committed to creating a category leading platform for our customers. During our conversations it was clear we’ll only achieve that mission if we commit to building a high-performing culture, an environment in which our employees can be at their best both personally and professionally - and I’m looking forward to driving that mandate.”
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Stenn is one of the leading FinTechs in Europe and a category leader in digital trade finance for international SMEs. Founded in 2015, Stenn’s purpose is to connect international SMEs to the global financial system, helping to bridge a reported $3.6 trillion (USD) financing gap through a fast, simple online platform. To date, Stenn has issued over $10 billion (USD) of finance to SMEs in over 70 countries, with capital provided by several blue-chip banks and institutional fund managers with a worldwide presence.
For more information, please visit https://stenn.com/