Fernando Scasserra

CTO at Kavak

Fernando Scasserra is the CTO at Kavak.com. Prior to Kavak, Fernando was the Sr. Director of Engineering at Mercado Libre from October 2006 to July 2021 where they were in charge of Users Accounts (KYC & AML), their Security & Data Privacy, Fraud Prevention and Regulations in eCommerce and Fintech. Fernando was responsible for a distributed team of 600+ engineers and product managers in Latam (Arg, Bra, Chi, Col, Mex, Uru).

Prior to Mercado Libre, Fernando worked as a Data Engineer Leader at HP Enterprise Services from July 2004 to October 2006 on a Business Intelligence project for industrial management with Tenaris S.A. Fernando programmed in Ascential DataStage 7,5, Oracle 8i PL/SQL, VB6, ASP.

Fernando started their career as a software engineer at Oracle from January 2004 to July 2004 and then at Repsol YPF from January 2003 to December 2003. Fernando then moved to TEDEAR SA where they worked as a software engineer from March 2001 to July 2002.

Fernando Scasserra has a Graduate Certificate in Logistics & Supply Chain Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Fernando also has an Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella and a Master's Degree in Software Engineering from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Additionally, they have a Master's Degree in Software Engineering and Data Mining from Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires. Fernando Scasserra is also an Engineer with a degree in Information Systems Engineering from Universidad Tecnológica Nacional. Fernando also attended high school at Instituto La Salle Florida where they studied Electronics and Telecomunications. Fernando Scasserra also has certification from Coursera in FinTech Foundations and Overview, Neural Networks and Deep Learning, Tools for Data Science, Understanding Financial Markets, and Machine Learning Foundations: A Case Study Approach.

They are on a team with Anthony Ben Sadoun - Chief Product Officer, Nicolas Fernandez Talice - Chief Marketing & Growth Officer, and Ricardo Enrique Sue Ochoa - Chief Expansion Officer. Fernando Scasserra reports to Carlos Garcia Ottati, Founder & CEO.


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