Our founders, Justin Song and Chao Chen, started CitiPanda in July 2016 to simplify the lives of busy people. They want to make life easier for everyone, and eliminate the need to get bogged down with simple tasks. This vision led to the app, allowing you to select a tasker for everyday services. They developed the idea into a practical platform that streamlines the matching process with the assistance of a helpful panda. While developing the app, the team grew with Justin's schoolmates, Stanley and Akseli. Today, Stanley is the point person for CitiPanda's development in Chinese markets, and Akseli is the lead in the United States.
Since a very young age Akseli was extremely interested in making a world a better place and inventing something that would in the future make peoples lives easier. In the recent years, in middle and high school, that passion has really risen to be one of the biggest inspiration in Akseli’s life. Akseli joined CitiPanda in January 2017, since then he has made tremendous contribution to CitiPanda's progress. He has never doubted that decision even for a second. Changing the world has been something Akseli has also wanted to do for a long time. Akseli was brought the opportunity to do that by Chao and Justin when they accepted Akseli as a part of the CitiPanda team. As the Chief of Marketing and Operations in The US, Akseli brings in his creative ideas of making the audience worldwide accept CitiPanda. Cooperating with talented Hollywood filming director, Akseli helps bring the CitiPanda story and filming to the next level. He truly believes this is the next big invention of the decade and is truly honored to be able to be a part of this great team.
In school, Akseli realized how competitive and global world was nowadays and that was one of the main reasons Akseli chose to do a exchange year in the USA during high school. Akseli also took part in a national finance and economics exam in Finland. Akseli did extremely well being the best in his school and in the TOP-30 in Finland for his age class. All of that was the result ofAkseli’s interest in trading stocks and economy as a whole. During that year he also had a internship at a investment bank in Helsinki, Finland. During the internship he learned a lot about investing and stock trading. During his exchange year he decided to join CitiPanda and is now working with CitiPanda to make life easier for everybody.
Chief Of Marketing For Finland
Emil has always been very interested to do different kind of businesses. Emil is a very competitive person who loves new challenges. Citipanda offers a huge opportunity for Emil to get new experience. Emil joined Citipanda in August 2017.
Citipanda found Emil after Akseli came back to Finland from the States. Akseli and Emil played basketball many years together. Akseli asked Emil to join Citipanda, and Emil was very interested. Emil is very interested in making a new business model and Citipanda can make it happen.
Application Development Manager
Having spent his childhood opening house hold devices from telephone to TV remote, only to understand how they work, Umesh has always been an inquisitive person when it came to understanding what works how. This strong attraction towards decoding things and ensuring they were working well not only helped him fix his home’s RO system but also soon became his career choice.
The pull only grew stronger with every passing day, now making him getting involved with one of the fastest changing mobile application world, which is what has brought him to become the Software Test Engineer in CitPanda. All over his career, he has been working with one agenda – ensuring that all application that goes live under his supervision is tested 100 percent to its entirety.