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Zopa Appoints Chief Operating Officer

We are very happy to announce that we have appointed Jaidev Janardana who will become the company’s Chief Operating Officer in a strategic hire for Zopa, strengthening our management team for additional growth.

As an experienced and respected figure in the credit industry, Jaidev has managed a broad and diverse function set within the credit card division of Capital One, ranging from Product Strategy, Credit Risk Management, Risk Operations, and Business Development. Most recently he was Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) for Capital One UK.

Jaidev said, “I am delighted to join Zopa, a true pioneer and innovator in its field. I believe that peer-to-peer lending offers a huge opportunity to impact consumers’ lives positively. Zopa is leading by example, with great value products and award winning customer service. I hope to use my experience and skills to drive rapid growth for Zopa, making it accessible to an ever growing number of customers and make Zopa a household name.”

“We are hugely excited to welcome Jaidev to Zopa as our new COO and bring a new, highly talented executive to lead our very able team. Jaidev brings an impressive business track-record driving growth, highly-regarded strategic thinking and execution excellence, as well as new risk and marketing skills to Zopa.” said Giles Andrews, CEO and co-founder of Zopa, “His arrival is yet another major building block in our drive to continue and accelerate Zopa’s growth in changing the landscape of consumer financial products.”