Ms Juanita Woodward, Principal of Connecting the Dots, has joined MeshBox Foundation as Business Strategist, and SmartMesh Foundation as Board Advisor in Singapore.
Connecting the Dots is a boutique consultancy in Singapore focused on digital / financial services innovation in Asia linked to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Ms Woodward has 25+ years’ work experience with global banks, development agencies, and the start-up community in Asia.
Ms Woodward has held Asia Pacific regional and global roles in Transaction Banking at Citibank, ABN AMRO Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, and was Executive Director at Eurogiro, Asia Pacific, an international low-value payments network. Over the years, she has also worked with the Asian Development Bank, UNCDF SHIFT, and the World Bank serving on various Committees and in consulting project roles focused on Inclusive Finance. At Connecting the Dots, her client engagement has ranged from Mastercard and Google, to start-up and high-growth companies such as InfoCorp, WorldRemit, and dLocal.
In Singapore, Ms Woodward is a Fintech Fellow at SUSS (Singapore University of Singapore), a Member of the Industry Advisory Council at the NUS Business School Centre for Corporate Governance, Institutions and Organisations, Member of the Singapore FinTech Association, and a Certified Singapore Management Consultant via Enterprise Singapore.
Juanita Woodward said: “I am proud to join MeshBox as Business Strategist, and to join SmartMesh as Board Advisor. The combined technologies of these two companies brings a much needed infrastructure solution to emerging markets that not only solves the issue of last mile connectivity via MeshBox, but simultaneously delivers a robust array of tokenized blockchain-based services including DeFi, Edge Computing and IoT solutions, which are all supported by SmartMesh’s next-generation HyperMesh architecture.”
“We are delighted to have Ms Woodward join our team to work with our ecosystem partners to accelerate applications on MeshBox in Singapore and beyond,” commented Mr Peter Yan, CEO of MeshBox.
Mr Henry Wang, CEO of SmartMesh Foundation added, “Ms Woodward brings a wealth of experience from her business strategy and product development work with startup and growth companies in the Asian emerging markets. Her work across the private and public sector and focus on the SDGs will assist us to achieve our mission to connect the unconnected and bank the unbanked”.