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London based start-up Bankable has appointed Richo Strydom, ex-CTO for Solutions and Risk at Credit Suisse, as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Strydom has an impressive curriculum and expertise in technology applied to finance, having worked for 16 years for some of the biggest financial institutions in the world. For instance, prior to Credit Suisse, he held several senior technology management roles at Deutsche Bank AG, including CTO for Global Wealth Solutions.

Bankable’s CEO, Eric Mouilleron, and Strydom are no strangers to each other. Indeed, they collaborated closely when working at the tech consultancy firm Valtech, with Mouilleron as co-founder and Strydom as CTO and Deputy Managing Director. According to the start-up’s statement, Strydom was an instrumental part of the firm’s scale-up and international expansion.

“It is a pleasure to be working with Richo again,” said Mouilleron. “Richo has built and scaled teams globally. He has delivered enterprise scale software solutions within the finance industry, media and the UK Government. As Bankable is experiencing exponential growth, Richo’s contribution will be integral to Bankable’s future success.”

Richo welcomed his new appointment by saying: “Bankable is a disruptive fintech company with a unique and innovative product offering that delivered over 200% growth in 2016. I am thrilled to join this vibrant team and to take Bankable to the next level. Besides, it is great to be working with Eric again.”

In his new role, Richo will be responsible for business operations, product development, architecture and implementation. His initial focus will be supporting Bankable’s growth by expanding the team as well as developing a scalable and flexible delivery organisation to meet the diverse requirements of Bankable’s targeted industry verticals.

Bankable is based in the accelerator Level 42 and produces bespoke and innovative white-label payment solutions for corporate clients. Click here to learn more about the company.

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