Our vision is simple. We want to create a world where every person, regardless of background, has the financial know-how to grow with the economy.

Collectius is a trusted restructuring partner to banks and financial institutions in Asia with operations in Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. Its business is to purchase portfolios of non-performing consumer loans and recover them by supporting its customers to become debt free using the ''Collectius way of collection.'' The company is offering a customer-centric approach and operates a data-driven collection platform powered by machine learning and digital first communication. Collectius is bringing foreign direct investment, providing employment opportunities and high-quality training of its staff. Collectius is funded by Stena, a Swedish shipping conglomerate and the largest ferry operator in the world.

Founders Gustav A. Eriksson and Ivar Björklund.

Collectius is a trusted restructuring partner to banks and financial institutions in Asia with operations in Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. Its business is to purchase portfolios of non-performing consumer loans and recovers them by supporting its customers to become debt free using the ''Collectius way of collection.''

The company is offering a customer-centric approach and operates a data-driven collection platform powered by machine learning and digital first communication. Collectius is bringing foreign direct investment, providing employment opportunities and high-quality training of its staff. Collectius is funded by Stena, a Swedish shipping conglomerate and the largest ferry operator in the world.

See our milestones.

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2014

Collectius was founded by Gustav A. Eriksson and Ivar Björklund.

Tibor Veres agrees to join the board of directors.

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2015

Gustav and Ivar relocated to Shanghai to start the company, research the Asian debt collection industry, learn, listen, and strategise.

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2016

The strategy becomes actionable with the acquisition of Milliken & Craig, a Singaporean / Malaysian debt collection company with over 20-years of experience in Southeast Asia.

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2017

Collectius acquires its first major portfolio. It's quickly followed by six more, containing a total of 600,000 customers. Collectius enters operation in Philippines through the acquisition of the Philippine debt collection company CJM Strategic Management Solutions. Collectius begins tech development on iCollect, it's first sizeable Fin-tech initiative.

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2018

Ranked #1 amongst service providers by Bank of China, HSBC, and DBS. Entered Indonesia with the acquisition of 300 million USD in non-performing loans. Regionally, the company reached 1,3 BN USD in debt management, with the acquisition of 12 NPL portfolios, totalling 1,1 million customers in five countries—all with the introduction of “The Collectius way of Collecting”.

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2019

Collectius partners with Maybank, Citi, SME Bank, Thai Military Bank, TransUnion, CTOS, and AKPK. Stena and Formica invests USD 30M, and the latest version of iCollect is launched.

Meet the awesome team behind Collectius. We are an experienced, multicultural team, spanning across seven countries and 17 languages. We believe humanity and technology will revolutionise the way debt management works in Asia, and we are using it to build a future where communities can thrive financially.

Tibor graduated from Chalmers University and began his career as a banker. After gaining substantial experience, he co-founded a finance company which achieved great success under his leadership. Tibor is an industry veteran making his contributions via various television and radio talk shows, apart from writing books (9) and articles (100+) relating to Economics and Finance.
Tibor Veres

Chairman of the Board

Gustav has a Bachelor of Economics and Master’s in Business Technology from the University of Lund (Sweden). Starting as a trainee in Sweden’s largest recycling company, Gustav moved into corporate finance and later expanded his profile to include debt collection. An entrepreneur at heart and inspired by FinTech, Gustav ventured into Asia and founded the Collectius Group in 2014.
Gustav A. Eriksson

Chief Executive Officer

Ivar has a Bachelor of Finance from the International University of Monaco (Monaco) and a Master’s in Business Management from the University of Gothenburg (Sweden). After working in a distress debt management firm, Ivar developed an interest in debt collection and acquisition. Ivar served as a managing director in one of Sweden’s major debt collection agency before joining Gustav in Asia.
Ivar Björklund

Chief Commercial Officer

Pontus Sardal has worked 25+ years in the financial industry. Prior to joining the board of Collectius Group, he was most recently the deputy CEO and CFO for Hoist Finance. Before that, Pontus spent close to 20 years with SEB, one of the leading Nordic Banks. Amongst other he has served as CFO for Retail Banking, SEB Finans and Latvijas Unibanka.
Pontus Sardal

Board Member

Andy graduated from the University of Lucerne (Switzerland). Since graduation, Andy has been working in Stena (Sweden) and is now one of their managing directors. He is a general investments specialist with over 16 years of experience in the shipping, recycling, real estate and private equity industry.
Andy Boehm

Stena Representative

Lim Jick Ooi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics specializing in Accounting and Finance from the University of Manchester. He is a qualified chartered accountant (UK, Australia and Malaysia) with over 17 years of broad finance and audit experience within the banking and finance industry.
Lim Jick Ooi

Chief Financial Officer

Kian Foh has a Bachelor in Business Administration from RMIT and Master of Business in Professional Accounting from Victoria University. Kian brings with him 20+ years of Risks and Credit Operations experience across South East Asia and Hong Kong. He is attracted by Collectius adapting FINTECH solutions and debt purchase in South East Asia.
Then Kian Foh

Chief Operating Officer

Vandana has a Bachelor's degree in Sociology (Hons.) and a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management. She brings in over a decade of talent management experience in international, dynamic organisations. Passionate about organisational development, Vandana thrives on the opportunity to enable people to achieve their maximum potential.
Vandana Purswani

Chief Human Resource Officer

Andreas is an M.Sc. Computer Science graduate from Chalmers University. Prior to immersing himself in FinTech, Andreas was working with big data problems in ad-tech and social travel. As a technology leader, he believes in inspiring and empowering teams to perform their best through coaching and deep technical expertise.​
Andreas Granström

Chief Technology Officer

Premjit holds an LLM from University Malaya and a LLB from University of Hertfordshire. He brings extensive experience in legal advisory, negotiations, merger and acquisitions, commercial and cross-border transactional contract work. In 2019, he was honoured to be a judge panellist for the 6th Annual Asian Legal Business Malaysia Law Awards.
Premjit Singh

Chief Legal Officer

Hashim graduated in Business Information Technology and has been working in credit risk functions for the past 16 years specializing in retail and corporate loans across South East Asia. He brings vast experience in strategy, processes, technology and automation both from banking and credit management service industry.
Hashim Hassan

Managing Director, Indonesia

After getting a degree in Business Administration Sergey had spent 15 years in Consumer finance at different banks and FinTech companies in Europe and South East Asia. His wide experience in strategy, large scale project management and operations will help to get Collectius business to new heights.
Sergey Alexandrov

Managing Director- Malaysia

From a call operator to managing director, Shirlin has come a long way. With over 25 years in the telecommunications and finance industry handing sales, marketing and operations management, Shirlin has become a customer service relations expert and a transformative leader.
Shirlin Tan

Managing Director, Singapore

Pimmada graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor in Business Administration (on a scholarship from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore). She began her career as a logistics coordinator and transited into the credit and collections soon after. She has been a part of this industry for over 10 years now.
Pimmada Jiaranaipreeda

Managing Director, Thailand