Fintech moves: Citi, Knightsbridge, Kashet

Citi, Knightsbridge and Kashet have brought in new recruits at top positions to leverage technology for development.

by | September 16, 2022 | bobsguide

As the world navigates through surging inflation and recession fears, financial firms remain robust in their strategy to leverage technology for growth. To that end, this week’s fintech moves saw financial services and technology providers bringing in talents to enhance their capabilities.

Citi

After nearly four years at Standard Chartered Bank, technology and operations veteran Leena Shah has accepted a new position at Citi as a programme director and chief of staff at the executive director level. The move marks her return to London from Singapore after six years in Asia.

At Standard Chartered Bank, Shah was working as global lead, sustainability for transformation, technology and operations, co-creating and executing upon the TTO sustainability strategy. She held the position for one and a half years, following an eight-month stint as global lead in diversity culture and learning, technology services, and a five-month spell as senior business manager, technology services.

Prior to Standard Chartered Bank, she was a VP – Line Business manager and portfolio manager in Credit Suisse from 2014 until 2018.

Bobsguide has reached out to  hah with no response by press time.

Knightsbridge

UK specialist insurance company Knightsbridge has a new group chief technology officer in Tom Cooksey. He joins the firm after 12 years of running his own business.

Cooksey has an extensive technology background, having worked as a software engineer and web developer for companies like Infogov, Semantic, Vodafone, Electronic Arts, and Camelot, among others. Following that, he has taken on several challenges in his career, including serving as a consultant for OTRO, CEO for Logic Room and CTO of OrderZing, among others.

As a founder, he established IR35.io, a platform to manage risks associated with employing contractors due to IR35 tax legislation. Knightsbridge Group acquired the platform in 2020.

Nordkap

Software developer Måns Haegert has called time on his head of development and operations role at real estate treasury management system provider Nordkap after more than three years at the company.

His new company is yet to be disclosed, but he is expected to continue working from Stockholm, Sweden.

Haegert had taken on the role of head of development and operations at Nordkap in August 2020, five months after serving as an acting head. Prior to that, he was the senior software developer at the company for almost a year.

Bobsguide has reached out to Haegert for more details.

Kashet

Former Semafone (now Sycurio) CIO Ben Rafferty has joined digital financial services provider Kashet as its new chief technology officer. Rafferty takes on the new position after nearly two years of self-employment as a consultant.

Before consultancy, Rafferty spent almost nine years at data security company Semafone, where he worked his way up from programme manager in 2011 to chief innovation officer in 2019. He spent more than a year as a CIO in Semafone.

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