Zilingo, a Singapore-based online fashion marketplace that might be the region’s next unicorn, has appointed its first chief financial officer, the company said in a statement. The new CFO, James Perry, will be part of its management team.
Before joining Zilingo, Perry was previously the managing director and head of technology investment banking for the Asia Pacific region at Citigroup. He has over 20 years of experience in corporate finance and has helped his clients raise over USD 150 billion, including via 40 initial public offerings in the United States and Hong Kong.
In his previous role, Perry worked with technology companies ranging from early state ventures to enterprises with hundreds of billions in market capital. He advised them on over USD 100 billion of financing as well as merger and acquisition transactions.
“I have seen hundreds of technology companies over my years in banking, Zilingo stands out as an innovator bringing technology and transparency to an industry that has changed little since the industrial revolution. Zilingo is led by one of the most energetic and visionary teams I’ve come across and I look forward to being a part of this journey,” Perry said in the statement.
The online fashion marketplace recently raised USD 226 million in Series D investments. It was one of the largest funding rounds in Southeast Asia for an e-commerce startup. According to Bloomberg, Zilingo is currently valued at USD 970 million.