Oct 2, 2023

Aiven appoints new CFO to Executive Team to drive growth and scale

Kenneth Chen brings a wealth of finance experience and leadership to Aiven

HELSINKI, Finland — October 2, 2023 Aiven, the open source cloud data platform company, has appointed Kenneth Chen as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Kenneth, a former leader at Spotify, joins Aiven's Executive team, reporting directly to Aiven's CEO, Oskari Saarenmaa. Kenneth brings over two decades of finance experience and he will play a pivotal part in identifying and capturing growth opportunities that enable Aiven to operate at scale.

Kenneth joins Aiven from Spotify where he led the Finance Strategy, Operations & Risk team as Vice President. In the past eight years he held various finance leadership roles at Spotify and was on the core team that took the company public and transitioned it from pre-public to post-public life, marking a significant milestone in the company’s journey. Prior to that, he spent 12 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he led finance, IT, and governance engagements. Kenneth holds a B.S. from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.

“We are thrilled to welcome Kenneth to Aiven. Kenneth will provide strong financial leadership to enable Aiven’s continued growth. His team is instrumental in providing actionable insights to the business and enabling us to grow and mature as an organization”, says Oskari Saarenmaa, Aiven’s CEO.

“Aiven has made it easy for developers and enterprises to get the most out of their data infrastructure investments, allowing them to scale even faster. Oskari and the rest of the team have developed an amazing product and a well-defined strategy to bring this platform to even more customers. I’m very excited to join the team and help Aiven on this next phase of growth”, says Kenneth, Aiven’s new CFO.

The announcement follows Aiven’s recent appointments of David Wyatt as Chief Revenue Officer in March and Ian Massingham as Chief Marketing Officer in June. These additions further bolster Aiven's capability to meet the growing demand for its open source cloud data platform.

To learn more about Aiven, please visit https://aiven.io

About Aiven

Aiven is the trusted open source data platform for everyone. Aiven enables anyone to create, use and manage data applications with confidence. With Aiven, customers can drive business results from open source data technologies that trigger true transformations on a global scale. Valued at $3 billion, Aiven is backed by Atomico, Earlybird, Eurazeo, IVP, Lifeline, Salesforce Ventures, and World Innovation Lab. The company is headquartered in Helsinki with hubs in Amsterdam, Berlin, Boston, Paris, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, and Toronto.

To learn more about Aiven, visit aiven.io and follow @aiven_io on X.

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