Tessa WijayaChief Operating Officer and Co-Founder at Xendit
Tessa Wijaya is the Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder of Xendit, the fastest growing digital payments infrastructure in Southeast Asia. She is responsible for the overall business operations of the company, including service and support, partnerships, government, and public relations, as well as compliance.
With the help of Tessa’s expertise and leadership, Xendit announced a $150 Million Series C in September led by Tiger Global, achieving unicorn status. Xendit has raised a total of $238 million since 2015, serving as a leading payment gateway for Indonesia, the Philippines and Southeast Asia.
Tessa co-founded Xendit with a highly diverse international team to build Southeast Asia’s first modern and reliable payments infrastructure, uniquely designed for the complexities of the region. An Indonesian citizen with advanced education in the US and Australia, Tessa possesses a deep understanding of local and regional culture enabling Xendit to successfully tap into the Southeast Asian market and digitize its wide array of businesses -- from small Indonesian kiosks (warungs) to large enterprises. Besides building Xendit, Tessa is also a leader for women entrepreneurs, spearheading the Women in Tech Indonesia platform. Tessa received her undergraduate degree from Syracuse University and her postgraduate degree from the University of Sydney.