Bridging Southeast Asia's digital divide to drive financial inclusion
Technology is providing opportunities in Southeast Asia for economic growth leading to positive change but lack of access to tools is hindering financial inclusion.
Andre Soelistyo is the CEO and co-founder of GoTo, GoTo Financial and Gojek. He is responsible for the overall strategic direction for the group. Since joining Gojek in 2015, he has played a pivotal role in laying a solid foundation for Gojek’s rapid growth and long term business sustainability. He has overseen over US$5 billion of fundraising, which attracted key investors such as Google, Tencent, Astra, KKR and Warburg Pincus.
Andre also heads up GoTo Financial business, which encompasses GoPay, GoFin and the platform’s business solutions unit. By growing the payments and financial services business, Andre is leading the company’s vision to accelerate financial inclusion across Southeast Asia and improve lives for more people.
In addition, Andre also holds the position as Head of the Development of Digital Economy Ecosystem Agency at the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN) for the 2021-2026 period.
Prior to joining Gojek, Andre was the Executive Director for Northstar Group - a leading Southeast Asia private equity fund. He was previously the Head of Corporate Finance at one of Indonesia’s largest coal mining contractors, PT Delta Dunia Makmur Tbk.
Andre received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Technology Sydney in 2005.