Home Credit Appoints New Group Chief Information Officer
Jan Cenkr’s appointment signals ambition to further grow the company’s technology capabilities
Prague | Hong Kong, July 12, 2022: Home Credit B.V (“The Group”), the international consumer finance provider with operations across Europe and Asia, today announced a change to the Group’s Executive Management team.
The Group has appointed Jan Cenkr as the Group Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Home Credit. Mr Cenkr will take over from Khalid Al Husseini and, as CIO, and will continue to focus on software development and developing lighter IT architecture. As the Group CIO, Mr Cenkr will also ensure compliance with GDPR equivalent regulations across Home Credit’s various regional markets.
Under Mr Cenkr’s guidance, the Group will prioritise the launch of its new Global Mobile App (GMA) which will first be introduced in Vietnam and then across Southeast Asia. The GMA will leverage Home Credit’s in-house capabilities and enable the Group to seamlessly transition to a cloud-based model using purely proprietary technology.
“We are approaching a critical milestone in the technological journey of our company,” said Jan Cenkr, Group Chief Information Officer, Home Credit Group. “With the upcoming launch of our GMA, we are demonstrating our intent to further embrace digitalisation, harness technology that better serves our customers and further strengthen our offering for underserved and unbanked customers across the world.”
Mr Cenkr has been with Home Credit since 2016, most recently working as CIO of Home Credit Bank Kazakhstan and, previously, Head of Software Development at Group level. Prior to joining Home Credit, Mr Cenkr was Director of IT Operations at ČEZ.
Founded in 1997, Home Credit is a global consumer finance provider with operations in eight countries in Central and Eastern Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States and Southeast Asia, as well as India and China. The company headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic, offers non-collateralised, purpose-driven loans, cash loans and revolving lending products both online and in partnering retail shops. It drives and broadens financial inclusion for unbanked populations and encourages economic development through supporting domestic consumption.