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Thursday 18 July 2019


OakNorth names Amir Nooriala as COO

Written by Chris Lemmon

Amir Nooriala has joined FinTech challenger bank OakNorth as chief operating officer, where he will be responsible for internal operations, technology and change delivery of the bank, including all IT systems and operational processes.

Nooriala joins the bank from BGC Partners, where he led the restructuring of the broker’s change function. Prior to that, Nooriala spent 10 years at Barclays Investment Bank, where he worked as a director running its regulatory technology divisions. Whilst there, he architected a programme whereby the operations and technology teams were combined into a single holistic service, enabling them to streamline operations much faster than had previously been thought possible.

Nooriala will lead OakNorth’s change programmes and change agenda, driving project prioritisation and delivery to ensure superior fulfilment of the bank’s highest impact and business critical projects.

Commenting on his appointment, Nooriala said: “I’m incredibly excited to be joining the organisation as it continues to grow its loan book and expand its footprint across the UK, and I look forward to working with the team to launch several new retail products later this year.”

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