Jack Zhang

Jack Zhang

CEO, Airwallex

Jack Zhang is a technology entrepreneur redefining financial services for the digital economy. As CEO and Co-founder of Airwallex, he has built a successful company with a vision to become the global economic infrastructure to empower modern businesses of all sizes to grow beyond borders.

Established in Melbourne in 2015, Airwallex has raised over US$900 million in funding and is currently valued at over US$5.6 billion, supported by Sequoia, Lone Pine, Greenoaks, DST Global, Tencent, Hillhouse, Salesforce Ventures and MasterCard.

Jack has been recognised as Outstanding Leader of the Year by Fintech Australia and one of Ernst & Young's Entrepreneurs of the Year. An engineer by trade, Jack was also awarded the Kernot Memorial Medal, one of Australia's most prestigious engineering awards, by the University of Melbourne. 

Deeply passionate about fueling the next generation of entrepreneurs and innovators, Jack launched Capital49, a venture capital fund focused on early-stage investment in high-growth tech-enabled companies. Airwallex is also working to build pathways to entrepreneurship through its AU$3 million scholarship and mentoring partnership with the University of Melbourne and its founding partner sponsorship of Build Club, Australia's first dedicated AI residency, campus and accelerator.