Movers and Shakers: The latest appointments in the fintech industry

Fidor Solutions appoints Brad Whittfield as Global Chief Financial Officer

German fintech, Fidor Solutions, has announced the appointment of Brad Whittfield as Global Chief Financial Officer. This is a newly created role within the Fidor Group and will be based in Dubai, Fidor Solutions’ central hub for its global expansion.

Whittfield has previously held senior positions within KPMG and PwC, and has operated across Asia-Pacific, Europe and, most recently, the Middle East and Africa. He says: “Fidor is globally recognised as a leader in the fintech and digital banking space. The Group has experienced some phenomenal growth during the last 12 to 24 months and I am very pleased to be joining this dynamic team as the Group looks to continue its global expansion strategy.”

AxiomSL appoints Peter Tierney as CEO of the firm’s APAC region

AxiomSL, a global organisation in regulatory reporting, data and risk management solutions has appointed Peter Tierney as CEO of the firm’s APAC region. He will be based in Singapore and reports to Alexander Tsigutkin, Global CEO.

In announcing this appointment, Tsigutkin said, “Peter comes to us with a wealth of knowledge derived from his decades of senior financial technology roles in the UK, U.S. and Asia. His leadership, business vision and ability to bring people together will be instrumental as we enter into our next chapter, and we welcome him to the firm.”

Broadridge appoints Deborah A. Bussiere as Global CMO

Broadridge Financial Solutions announced that it has appointed Deborah A. Bussiere as Global Chief Marketing Officer. Bussiere will be responsible for directing Broadridge’s global marketing functions, including execution of the company’s brand strategy, corporate communications and digital marketing. She will report to Chris Perry, President of Global Sales, Marketing and Client Solutions, Broadridge.

“Deborah is a proven leader with an extensive background in developing high-impact marketing and business development strategies,” said Perry. “As Broadridge celebrates its ten-year anniversary as a public company in 2017, Deborah is well suited to play a significant role in driving revenue, relationships and reputation as we look to future growth opportunities over the next decade.”

AEVI announces new CEO

AEVI, a fintech company based in Germany, announced that Nelzon Holzner has been named its new CEO. He joins AEVI after spending the last eight years growing his own company, a market-leading payments provider. Prior to that, he served at Cerberus Capital Management as Vice President of Private Equity.

“AEVI is one of the most exciting companies in FinTech, has an amazing trajectory and is set to revolutionize payments around the world. With revenues of about €80 million last year, AEVI is certainly one of the largest FinTech businesses in Europe,” said Nelson. “I am very excited about the opportunity to scale AEVI further and to build a global market leader in payments together with the team.”

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