Assembly Payments in JV with Standard Chartered, hires co-CEOs

  • By AB+F Editorial

Assembly Payments has hired Tim Dickinson and Rimal Gokani as its new co-CEOs following the company’s joint venture with global bank Standard Chartered.

Dickinson takes on the role after working as Assembly Payments’ general manager for almost a year. He brings almost two decades of technology industry experience to the top job, three of which were spent scaling Assembly from startup to growth company.

Gokani joins Assembly from SC Ventures, Standard Chartered’s innovation and venture arm, to lead the global growth for the business. 

He has 20 years of  international experience working in both finance and technology for Deutsche Bank, The London Stock Exchange and The New York Stock Exchange.

Co-founder and former CEO, Simon Lee will take a role on Assembly Payments’ board of directors. 

“This transition is a result of almost a year’s worth of planning and structuring. It’s exciting to finally be able to announce this shift to the market and show that we’re ready for the next stage of our growth,” Tim Dickinson said.

According to Gokani, the JV with Standard Chartered will help the fintech better roll out its payment technology globally across Asia and Europe. 

He added that the partnership between Assembly and Standard Chartered has  “all the right ingredients to take the global payments world by storm”. 

Co-founder and former CEO of Assembly Payments, Simon Lee added: “One of the hardest decisions you need to make as a founder is knowing when to step away for the greater benefit of the company, “

“Tim and Rimal are top operators, and they will have access to my experience and that of the board as they take Assembly from being one of  Australia’s most prominent fintechs to a globalised business.”

“I intend to work closely with them as we take the company into its next phase of growth.”

Additional board appointments

In addition, Assembly Payments has made three new board appointments.

Rampersand’s Paul Naphtali will now serve on Assembly’s board. Guatam Jain of SC Ventures also the board bringing with him more than a decade of experience in transaction banking, payments and cash management, gained in senior positions at world-leading publicly traded financial institutions including Barclays and HSBC.

David Howes, an experienced leader in the development, transformation and implementation of financial crime compliance (FCC) strategies and global co-head of FCC at Standard Chartered Bank also joins the board.