Written by Chris Lemmon
Mastercard has announced the appointment of JoAnn Stonier as chief data officer. In the newly created role, Stonier will oversee the curation, maintenance and management of the company’s data assets. Stonier previously served as the company’s chief information governance and chief privacy officer.
Kevin Stanton, chief services officer at Mastercard, said: “JoAnn’s privacy background coupled with her extensive experience understanding how our data flows and powers our business makes her the ideal candidate to take our company forward. Her appointment reflects a thoughtful approach to this new position and to our data innovation overall.”
Zopa has announced the appointment of three new hires to its executive team. Phillip Dransfield will join the firm as chief risk officer, Steve Hulme as chief finance officer and Clare Gambardella as chief customer officer. The news comes as the company moves towards launching its next generation banking platform.
Jaidev Janardana, Zopa’s CEO, comments: “Last year was another stellar year for the growth and development of Zopa and our team continues to go from strength to strength in 2018 at what is a hugely exciting time for the business. We’re delighted to have three high profile and exceptionally talented people join the business. Our people are our biggest competitive advantage and these additions further strengthen our position.”
The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), the post trade market infrastructure for the global financial services industry, has named Timothy Lind as managing director of the company’s data services. Lind, who previously worked as global head of financial regulatory solutions at Thomson Reuters, will be responsible for guiding the firm’s data businesses, including services that leverage the data derived from the DTCC’s processing platforms.
Commenting on the appointment, Lind said: “I’m excited to partner with my colleagues and the industry to identify innovative ways to increase the value of DTCC’s data offerings to enable compliance with regulatory requirements, optimize capital use and more effectively manage risk.”
Trading and investment specialist Saxo Bank has appointed Damian Bunce as chief client officer, effective from 19 February 2018. Bunce has more than 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry, with particular expertise in electronic trading across asset classes gained through a number of global banks in London, New York, York and Moscow.
Kim Fournais, founder and CEO of Saxo Bank, said: “We are very pleased to welcome Damian Bunce to drive our client-centric strategy, value proposition and the needs of our key customers. His strong track record of delivering results for electronic trading businesses across sales, trading, product management and governance will be extremely valuable in delivering value to both our clients and shareholders.”
Financial technology firm Intelligent Environments has announced Jeremy Young as its new chief executive officer. Young will join the firm from Fiserv, where he was responsible for all sales and marketing activities in EMEA. Prior to this, Young served as head of retail banking and insurance with Oracle as well as holding the role of general manager of EMEA with Adeptra.
Commenting on his new role, Young said: “Joining Intelligent Environments is a tremendously exciting prospect. With the company at the forefront of digital innovation in the financial services sector, leading its future growth and development is an immense opportunity.”