Jem Eskenazi joins UK Export Finance as CTO

Written by Suzannah Brecknell on 11 July 2017 in News
News

Former EBRD IT boss joins credit agency

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.”

About the author

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

Share this page

Tags

Categories

CONTRIBUTIONS FROM READERS

Please login to post a comment or register for a free account.

Related Articles

How big is the UK’s cyber skills gap?
7 July 2020

A major government-commissioned study found that about half of UK organisations are lacking basic security skills. PublicTechnology talks to the researchers behind it to find out where...

Welcome to Cyber Week
6 July 2020

Introducing a dedicated week of features, interviews and exclusive research

Cyber national security: how the UK has prepared itself for major attacks
6 July 2020

We are approaching the fourth anniversary of the foundation of the NCSC and the threats it was created to respond to loom larger than ever. PublicTechnology examines the growth of the UK’...

Fewer frameworks and more ministerial muscle – how government can make good on its SME agenda
2 July 2020

The results of techUK’s annual GovTech SME Survey suggest the Digital Marketplace has made a positive impact on access to the public sector tech market but, according to Henry Rex, there are...

Related Sponsored Articles

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust Quickly Responds to COVID-19 with Citrix
18 June 2020

Locked down and forced to close clinics, the hospital trust enabled 2,000 employees to work from home and maintain continuity of services within 48 hours

University of Cambridge delivers business continuity with sustainable IT
11 June 2020

University of Cambridge chose Citrix Workspace to deliver an efficient, sustainable desktop, and gained work-from-home continuity when Covid-19 struck

Interview: CyberArk EMEA chief on how government has become a security leader
29 May 2020

PublicTechnology talks to Rich Turner about why organisations need to adopt a ‘risk-based approach’ to security – but first make sure they get the basics right

Use Your Own Device is the fast track solution the UK Government needs to mobilise its staff
28 May 2020

Stephen Twynam of Citrix argues that by adjusting Bring Your Own Device to Use Your Own Device, the sentiment shifts and the negative connotations of BYOD are alleviated