Former Bank Indonesia deputy governor Mirza Adityaswara, right, is introduced as the new chief commissioner of digital payment platform OVO in Jakarta on Wednesday. (B1 Photo)
Former Bank Indonesia Deputy Governor Appointed OVO Chief Commissioner
FEBRUARY 20, 2020
Jakarta. Visionet Internasional, the operator of leading digital payment platform OVO, has appointed former Bank Indonesia deputy governor Mirza Adityaswara as a chief commissioner.
Mirza will oversee OVO's board of directors to ensure the implementation of good corporate governance and long-term programs for the company.
Mirza has more than 30 years of experience as a senior banker and economist, having served as a central bank deputy governor, chairman of the Deposit Insurance Corporation (LPS) and head economist in Bank Mandiri.
On his appointment on Wednesday, Mirza said technology had already transformed the lives of many Indonesians and brought in a digital financial system that had massively contributed to the economy.
"It's for this reason that I accepted the offer to join OVO. OVO will continue to make positive contributions to Indonesia's digital financial system and create a more inclusive and progressive financial ecosystem," he said in a press conference in Jakarta.
OVO President Director Karaniya Dharmasaputra welcomed Mirza's arrival in the company.
"We thank Mr. Mirza for his willingness to guide all of us here. His long experience in the national financial system and progressive vision on the role of fintech in Indonesia is what we need to make OVO not only the top digital financial platform, but also a strategic asset and partner for the government, Bank Indonesia [the central bank] and the OJK [Financial Services Authority]," Karaniya said.
He said OVO has been growing rapidly in only two and a half years and attracted many domestic and foreign investors to take part in developing the company.
Launched in September 2017, the OVO digital payment platform has been installed in 115 million gadgets and accepted in 373 cities across Indonesia.