Tessa Wijaya is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Xendit. She is responsible for the overall business operations of the company, including service and support, partnerships, government, and public relations, as well as compliance. Her ability to multitask played a significant role in Xendit’s business landscape that brings the company to where it is now, making her known as the leader that “can make things work”.
Prior to building Xendit, Tessa had a successful career at various private equity firms for 7 years, QUVAT, Fairways, and Mizuho, before embarking on a new journey in the sphere of financial technology in 2015. Tessa earned her bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University in the United States of America and a master’s degree in the University of Sydney in Australia.
Tessa has always had the dream of becoming an entrepreneur and liking the variety of challenges that she had to overcome along the way. And now, being one of the few women in the payments landscape that is continuously evolving, Tessa is the first Indonesian female founder to bring a fintech company to reach unicorn status in Indonesia. With her expertise, she is keen on building Indonesia and South East Asia’s digital infrastructure by providing the best payment solutions.