Kimber, a former a former Managing Director of Google South East Asia and CEO of pioneering social media platform, Friendster, joins Unlockd just as the company prepares to launch what it claims is its ground-breaking mobile-based solution.
Unlockd CEO and co-founder Matt Berriman says Kimber’s appointment comes as the company continues to attract ongoing interest from potential investors and is on the verge of securing its first significant client.
“The appointment of someone of Richard’s calibre reflects the significant opportunity we have in front of us and is a clear statement of what we’re seeking to achieve”, Berriman said.
Berriman said Kimber’s appointment pointed to the significant opportunity ahead of the company as it gears up for the roll-out in the coming months of its “revolutionary product offering in multiple international markets, including Australia”.
Kimber said his decision to accept the role of Chairman was based on strong offshore interest in the product, the backing of strategic investors and the potential for the Unlockd solution to “fundamentally change the way people use and pay for their smart phones”.
“We’re yet to see anything like what Unlockd has to offer. The market is primed for it and the commercial opportunity, both here and offshore, is compelling.”