Jem Eskenazi joins UK Export Finance as CTO

Written by Suzannah Brecknell on 11 July 2017 in News
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UK Export Finance has appointed Jem Eskenazi, formerly of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, as its chief technology officer.

Eskenazi will act as a champion for digital technologies in UKEF and lead work to develop digital support for  UK exporters.

As well as spending four years as managing director of information technology at the EBRD, Eskenazi (pictured left) has held CIO and non-executive roles in a number of sectors including financial services, mobile telecommunications, medical systems, industrial gases and pharmaceuticals.

UKEF’s chief operation officer Bhaskar Dasgupta said of the appointment: “We’re delighted to welcome Jem to UKEF as chief technology officer, with his extensive experience of delivering user-centred digital services. 

“His pioneering approach to information technology teams and systems will ensure we in UKEF can continue to make exports happen by driving innovative technological solutions across the business.”

Ezkenazi (pictured right) added: “UKEF provides competitive, innovative and flexible support for exports for firms of any size, in any sector. It, therefore, needs internal and external digital infrastructure that meets requirements as diverse and dynamic as the customers we support. 

“I am delighted to have the opportunity to lead the organisation’s next phases in IT efficiency and innovation.”

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Suzannah Brecknell is senior reporter at Civil Service World, where a version of this story first appeared

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