A membership organization advocating for FinTech and the financial services sector in Wales has appointed Louise O’Shea, CEO of Confused.com, as the new chair.
At that AGM, the new directors of the board were also appointed by Ben Joakim, Strategic Head of the Principality Building Association, and Emon Tuhami, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of X8IQ.
New panel members have also been voted by nonprofits, including Ella Hastings, Chief Marketing Officer of Wagonex, James Rudolf, Chief Commercial Officer of Acquis Insurance, and Sarah McQuaid, Senior Director of Marketing at LexisNexis Risk Solutions.
Sarah Williams-Gardener, Chief Executive Officer of FinTech Wales, said: The founding members have a true vision not only for the organization itself, but also for the FinTech and financial services sector in Wales, evidence of a 39% increase in membership this year alone.
“2021 is an exceptional year for FinTech Wales and we are very proud of the work we have accomplished. This year we had so many exciting firsts. FinTech businesses around the world. Launch of FinTech Wales Foundry, Wales’ first accelerator program for the United States, and hosting a number of important events that bring together the actual business community across Wales.
“Welsh has a very special business ecosystem and we are very proud to be the voice of the Welsh fintech sector. It is still in its infancy for the organization and there is still much to do. But the strengthening of the board of directors by key players in this sector and a clear vision for 2022 are good places for us to build on this year’s achievements. “
O’Shea, who was appointed as interim chairman in March to replace high-tech entrepreneur Richard Theo, said:
“We have made great strides in the last 12 months and are realistic but have great ambitions for the future. We are a board and panel to provide these on behalf of all members. Working with Sarah, I am very much looking forward to .. We welcome new members and are enthusiastic about working with other organizations throughout the ecosystem for the benefit of all. It’s a collaborative and open organization. Please get in touch and join us. “
Cardiff-based comparison company Confused.com was acquired by RVU from Admiral earlier this year for over £ 500m.
Confused.com Boss Appointed as New FinTech Wales Chair
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