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Cyber Protection Leader Acronis Appoints Security Industry Veteran René Bonvanie as Chairman of the Board

Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection, has appointed René Bonvanie as Chairman of the Board. A member of the Acronis Board of Directors since 2014, Mr. Bonvanie is the Executive Vice President of Strategic Accounts at Palo Alto Networks. As Chairman of the Board at Acronis, he will work with the Acronis CEO and management team on the company’s enterprise strategy and execution. Read more »

Banking Circle CEO appointed as inaugural Chair of new EPA EU

Anders la Cour, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of ground-breaking financial utility, Banking Circle, has been appointed Chair of the newly-launched non-profit business association, Emerging Payments Association EU. The new trade association builds on the international network of its London-based sister organisation, the Emerging Payments Association (EPA), which consists of 150 members from across the payments industry. Read more »

OKCoin Appoints Hong Fang CEO

OKCoin, a leading fiat-focused digital asset exchange with service in 184 countries, announced today that CEO Tim Byun has been appointed as Global Government Relations Officer (GGRO) of OKGroup. The OKCoin Board has appointed the company’s current Chairman, Hong Fang, to the position of CEO, effective March 31, 2020. Read more »

BTON Financial makes two senior hires on the back of strong appetite for its outsourced dealing desk

BTON Financial, the independent outsourced dealing desk for asset managers, has announced the appointment of Emmett Cawley as Head of Data Science and Algos and Justin Hudson as Head of Sales, to lead the firm’s expansion strategy. Emmet and Justin will be instrumental in delivering BTON Financial’s mission to support asset managers in taking advantage of the emerging liquidity and execution opportunities while also ensuring regulatory... more Read more »

Revolut further strengthens its board, hiring city veterans Michael Sherwood and Ian Wilson

Revolut today announced the appointment to its board of former Co-Chief Executive of Goldman Sachs International, Michael Sherwood as a Non-Executive Director and of Ian Wilson, an experienced retail banker and former CRO, as Non-Executive Director.  Read more »

Marie-Anne Van Den Berg joins Banking Circle

Financial infrastructure provider, Banking Circle, which announced it had secured its Banking Licence at the end of February, has added another member to its Executive Board, bolstering its banking expertise. Read more »

Trussle Appoints Ian Larkin as CEO

The UK’s first digital mortgage broker, Trussle, announced today the appointment of Ian Larkin as Chief Executive Officer. Ian, who held senior roles at Lloyds, Virgin Money, McKinsey and Accenture, most recently served as CEO of Target Group. During his five years at Target Group, the business delivered significant growth using technology to improve productivity, risk management and customer experience. Read more »

State Street Global Advisors Announces Appointment of Kim Hochfeld as Global Head of Cash Business

State Street Global Advisors, the asset management business of State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT), today announced the appointment of Kim Hochfeld as a senior managing director and global head of the firm’s cash business, within the Global Institutional Group. (Photo available) Hochfeld, who has over 25 years of experience and will join the firm in Q1 2020, was most recently with Morgan Stanley Investment Management where she was a managing... more Read more »

British Company Wins Major Investment in $100 billion Clean Tech Industry

Sonihull, the world’s leading ultrasonic anti-fouling system, has welcomed two industry veterans onto its board following the announcement of major investment. Industry leaders Suresh Kavan and Sharon Rowlands have just joined the Sonihull board as strategic advisors. Their appointments and investment mark an important point in the development of the company which has the tagline: ‘Sonihull - Saving the oceans. One ship at a time’. Read more »

MdotM appoints Simone Facchinato as new CIO

MDOTM, the Fintech startup that leverages AI to develop investment strategies for institutional investors, wealth managers, and asset managers, appoints Simone Facchinato as its new Chief Investment Officer. This helps the fintech – which specializes in the rigorous application of the scientific method – to add a significant amount of expertise in developing quantitative investment solutions that can adapt to the ever-evolving nature of... more Read more »

Eventus Systems Appoints Capital Markets Veterans to Key New Roles

Austin-based Eventus Systems, Inc., a multi-award winning global trade surveillance and market risk software platform provider, today announced the appointment of two executives to key new roles at the firm. Eric Einfalt has joined as Chief Strategy Officer, and David Mitchell as Regional Sales Executive, North America. Together, they bring more than 45 years of financial services and markets experience. Read more »

IDEX Biometrics appoints Vincent Graziani as CEO

IDEX Biometrics ASA, a leading provider of advanced fingerprint identification and authentication solutions, has appointed Vince Graziani as new CEO effective 27 February 2020. For the past two years, current CEO Stan Swearingen has led the company through a period of new product and market ecosystem development. As IDEX is poised to transition to full commercial operations, Stan recommended that a new CEO be appointed to strengthen the... more Read more »

OpenDoor Appoints Former Fidelity CIO as Chief Technology Officer

OpenDoor Securities , the continuous order book for less liquid US Treasuries, has named Carson Wong as Chief Technology Officer. Wong joins OpenDoor from Fidelity Capital Markets Technology, where he was most recently Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. As OpenDoor’s CTO, he will work closely with Co-founder, CEO and President Susan Estes to drive the product vision and roadmap for the Company. Read more »

Mastercard Announces Leadership Transition

Mastercard (NYSE: MA) today announced that Ajay Banga, President and Chief Executive Officer, will transition to the role of Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Mastercard Incorporated on January 1, 2021. Mastercard’s Board unanimously elected Michael Miebach, Chief Product Officer, to become Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors on January 1, 2021 and, as part of the transition, he will become President of... more Read more »

Expert System Appoints Walt Mayo as Group CEO to Scale Up Business in the US and Accelerate Global Growth

The Board of Directors of Expert System announced today that Walt Mayo has been appointed Group Chief Executive Officer. Walt joins Expert System with more than 20 years of sales, marketing and channel development leadership working with high-growth technology and scale-up businesses across the globe. He will be instrumental in expanding Expert System’s expansion in the US as well as responsible for driving a new phase of growth globally. Read more »


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