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UKEF appoints Jem Eskenazi as CTO



New chief technology for export finance body comes with CV that includes working in financial services

UK Export Finance (UKEF) has appointed Jem Eskenazi (pictured) as its chief technology officer, with responsibility for innovation and adoption of new technologies in the department.

Eskenazi's background reflects the priorities of the department, which acts as the UK's export credit agency.

He has previously worked for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development as its IT managing director, and held several chief information officer posts in industries including financial services, mobile telecommunications, medical systems, industrial gases and pharmaceuticals.

Throughout his career, he has focused on the strategic evolution of IT functions, projects and roles, with a particular focus on improving integration with other departments.

Bhaskar Dasgupta, chief operating officer at UKEF, said Eskenazi would be in charge of driving innovative technological solutions across the business.

Eskenazi commented: “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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