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June 21st 2023

Nova Credit Hires Former Apple, Meta Engineering Leader as Head of Engineering

Yacine Azmi joins to scale product engineering efforts and grow the engineering organization


NEW YORK, March 3, 2022 — Nova Credit, the fintech unlocking opportunities for those historically excluded from the credit system and companies looking to serve them, today announced it has expanded its engineering team with the appointment of Yacine Azmi as Head of Engineering. Yacine brings expertise from some of the world’s most innovative organizations to help address the complex task of building a fair and inclusive financial system for the world.

As Head of Engineering at Nova Credit, Yacine is responsible for all areas of the engineering function, in addition to ensuring the team is set up to effectively execute business goals. He joins Nova Credit following his experience as a Software Engineer Leader at Meta where he led engineering pillars for the Social Impact Giving organization. Prior to that, he was Engineering Manager at Apple where he established a multidisciplinary R&D team that led technology development for new product concepts, like AirPods and AirPods Pro, and special projects across iOS, watchOS, and embedded platforms.

As a U.S. immigrant who has experienced first-hand the obstacles associated with accessing financial services as newcomers, Yacine will leverage his technical expertise to improve financial inclusivity for those underserved by the current system.

“Upon immigrating to the United States more than 10 years ago, I found myself confronted with many of the hurdles that I see newcomers today still having to overcome. As I learned about the work Nova Credit is doing for immigrants and underserved communities, I couldn’t believe these solutions weren’t already in place,” said Yacine. “A lot of my work has been driven by social good, so the opportunity to join the Nova Credit team and provide my expertise to make its solutions even more accessible is a perfect match. I look forward to working closely with the leadership team to grow Nova’s product suite and to develop a stellar engineering team that can help me to do so.”

“I’m incredibly excited to welcome Yacine to the Nova Credit team as he brings his engineering superpowers and own immigration journey to take our mission forward," said Misha Esipov, co-founder and CEO of Nova Credit. "Yacine has exceptional experience in building and managing world-class engineering teams and that experience will ensure that our people and systems will thrive as we grow our product suite and take it global."

If you are interested in learning about engineering roles at Nova Credit, visit our careers page.


Nova Credit is on a mission to accelerate financial inclusion and help underserved communities gain access to mainstream credit. The consumer-permissioned credit bureau helps U.S. newcomers to use their international credit history to apply for credit cards, auto loans, rental properties and more with the Credit Passport™. Through this offering, the company has built partnerships in about 20 countries to gain real-time access to over a billion credit profiles. Founded by immigrants, Nova Credit has offices in San Francisco and New York City and is backed by leading investors including Kleiner Perkins, General Catalyst, and Index Ventures, as well as former executives from Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan and Citi. Learn more at www.novacredit.com 


Rachel LevyV2 Communications on behalf of Nova Creditnovacredit@v2comms.com

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