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Fidor Solutions Brings on Former ABN Amro Exec as CIO

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Fidor Solutions (formerly Fidor Bank) has a new secret weapon for its expansion strategy. The Germany-based company bolstered its team this week with the appointment of Geert Ensing (pictured) as interim Cheif Information Officer.

Ensing has a background in retail and commercial banking IT, having led complex IT infrastructures and managed IT outsourcing. He most recently served as Executive Vice President of IT at ABN AMRO. Ensing previously worked as an executive advisor for financial institutions and has advised IT service providers on digitalization, IT-legacy strategy, IT-transformation, and governance of IT-sourcing. His geographical range of service is just as diverse; he has worked with FIs in The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, the Middle East, Finland, Denmark, Italy, and in the U.K.

Fidor Chief Commercial Officer Gé Drossaert described Ensing’s expertise as “essential” for the company’s international expansion strategy. In a press release, Drossaert said, “Geert’s role will not only focus on Fidor Bank’s run the bank infrastructure, but also optimizing the environment for B2B Services, such as Fidor Payments Avenue and Fidor Bank As A Service.”

Fidor, which is derived from the Latin word for trust, launched as a bank in 2009. In July of 2016, the bank was acquired by Groupe BPCE of France and now operates as Fidor Solutions, bringing banking expertise and consulting services to banks and non-banks alike. Just prior to last year’s acquisition, Fidor presented at FinDEVr New York on How to Start Your Digital Bank – Mobile Apps and APIs Included.

For more fintech developer content with a European flavor, check out FinDEVr London next week. The developer-specific conference will be held at the Tobacco Dock in London on 13 & 12 June. Tickets are still available through this week so register online today.