Jaya Maru, co-founder and CEO of Rewardz in the Middle East champions the company’s vision to create happier and healthier workplaces and drives business development initiatives and strategic partnerships in the region.

Jaya has 15 years experience across employee recognition, corporate wellness, HR strategy and investment banking. After a successful career in the financial services sector with top institutions like Citi and Rabobank, Jaya ventured to address the gap in Singapore’s employee engagement landscape by setting up Rewardz in 2012.

Dubai presented a great opportunity for the company’s innovative corporate wellness platform with the growing emphasis on managing employee healthcare costs; Jaya launched the UAE business in 2015. She has acquired and manages key clients like Expo2020, Prime Minister’s Office, Unilever, Mashreq and more. In November 2018, Rewardz won the prestigious award of HR Tech Partner of the Year at Future Workplace Awards. Jaya was also invited to be on the judging panel for Daman Corporate Health Awards in 2018.

Jaya is a Singapore citizen, born and raised in Indonesia and has been living in Dubai since June 2014 with her husband and 2 sons. She graduated with Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) from National University of Singapore in 2004 and is an ACCA charter holder.