Chia, who will be based in Singapore, brings extensive experience managing global account and partnerships, most recently as the Gap Partnership APAC head of strategic partnerships.
9 Spokes chief executive officer Adrian Grant said he was delighted to welcome Audrey Chia to the team.
“Her appointment comes at an exciting time for the company as we expand our global footprint.”
“Establishing a physical presence”
Grant said: “With a foothold already established in Singapore through our OCBC partnership, and with progress made towards entering Malaysia, this is an opportune time for us to establish a physical presence in the APAC region - to meet the needs of our client OCBC and to drive momentum with other banks.
“Audrey’s experience of the market positions us well to drive our business.”
Chia is also a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors and spent 13 years as Ernst and Young APAC director of business development, working across global accounts and new business.
She said: “I joined 9 Spokes because I see a forward-looking business with new ideas and untapped opportunities in APAC.
“I’m keen to be part of this growth story.
“Yet small and mid-size businesses (SMBs) remain at the heart of Asia’s economy, a driver of economic growth, and I’m excited to have the opportunity to participate in this wave of change and to deliver 9 Spokes innovative product to SMBs across APAC.”