International payments engine Currency Cloud, has named former Deutsche Bank CIO Mitchel Lenson as its newest non-executive director, according to a company statement.
Mr. Lenson brings over three decades of experience in the financial services industry to the role, including senior level stints at several big name companies. Presently, he serves as the non-executive director of Nationwide Building Society, having also been Deutsche Bank’s Chief Information Officer between 2000 and 2005.
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According to Mike Laven, CEO of Currency Cloud in a recent statement on the appointment, “We are delighted to have Mitchel on board. His breadth of experience and broad perspective on the financial services industry will provide an extremely valuable support to the senior executive team as they shape the strategic direction of the business.”
“I am very much looking forward to this new role, at a company which is truly at the heart of the thriving FinTech community in London. It is exciting to see the range of companies that Currency Cloud has enabled, from across the financial services industry, in their quest to transform the international payments landscape,” added Mr. Lenson in an accompanying statement.
Earlier this month, Currency Cloud made headlines after it had been granted an electronic money (e-money) license by the UK’s Finance Conduct Authority (FCA).