Fidor Hires Brad Whittfield as Global CFO

Brad Whittfield, CFO, Fidor Solutions (PRNewsfoto/Fidor Solutions)

Fidor, a digital bank and Fintech solutions provider, has appointed Brad Whittfield as Global Chief Financial Officer. This is a newly created role within the Fidor Group and will be based in Dubai, UAE – Fidor Solutions’ central hub for its global expansion.

Whittfield is a Chartered Accountant and attorney who has 15 years of international finance experience. He has held senior positions within KPMG and PwC and has operated across Asia-pacific, Europe and most recently, the Middle East and Africa. Whittfield’s focus at Fidor will be to oversee the current global financial operations of the Group which includes Europe, the US, Asia and the Middle East, as well as help execute the Group’s ambitious global expansion plans.

“The appointment of Brad demonstrates the investment of the Fidor Group to further strengthen its executive team in supporting its global expansion strategy. The role of CFO is a key role to any Fintech as it focuses on ensuring both growth and sustainability,” said Matthias Kroner, CEO and founder of Fidor Bank.

Whittfield said he was quite pleased to be joining the group saying Fidor has experienced phenomenal growth in the past 2 years.

Fidor was a very early entrant in the Fintech / digital banking space. Originally a smaller regional operation in Germany, Fidor was acquired by Group BPCE in France in 2016.

The acquisition was described at the time as enabling Fidor to power international expansion, continue the development of its proprietary digital banking technology, and strengthen its overall presence in Europe. The appointment of Whittfield is indicative of this ongoing strategic objective and execution.

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