Bolero International, a provider of trade finance digitisation solutions, has made two new senior appointments to drive its global expansion.

Jacco De Jong joins as head of global strategic business development, and Sunil Senapati becomes director of trade finance, APAC.

De Jong brings decades of experience in trade and commodity finance as well as in digitisation, having worked with banks such as ABN Amro, Rabobank and ING and supply chain finance expert TradeWiz, which he left last month. He simultaneously headed up the consultancy arm of essDocs, a competitor to Bolero, for two years until March 2018.

In his new role, De Jong will lead initiatives to build Bolero’s corporate and banking network and develop new partnerships. In doing so he will provide “pragmatic, expert support and advice to organisations embedding trade digitisation into their business”, the company says.

“There is no question that paper-based processes are going to disappear and I will be ensuring that Bolero is firmly at the head of this important global trend,” says De Jong.

Senapati joins Bolero from Oracle, where he led its cloud solutions, providing software as a service and platform as a service to enterprises in Asia. He previously participated in a wide range of initiatives covering large-scale transformation, infrastructure projects, system integration, EBI, consulting and strategic outsourcing.

His CV includes spells with Maersk, HCL and Tech Mahindra, and he has worked extensively in the Asean countries, as well as India, China and Australia, servicing customers across the technology, logistics, banking and financial services sectors.

“The APAC region is a major area of focus for Bolero and I look forward to masterminding our expansion and the creation of fruitful new partnerships right across such a dynamic region that has such a positive attitude to digitisation,” Senapati says.