Crown Agents Bank has appointed Ian Lilleby as executive vice president, group CTO and chief information security officer.
“Sitting on the Crown Agents Bank executive committee, Ian will play a crucial role in overseeing technology and cybersecurity with the organisation as the digital payment bank continues to advance its wholesale FX and cross-border payments services across developing, emerging and frontier markets,” says the bank in a statement issued today.
Lilleby joins the bank after stints with CGP Horizons and Infinite Alpha, startups which looked at new ways to apply technology to disrupt the financial services industry. Prior to these roles, he spent over four years in senior IT leadership and digital transformation roles at Thames Water and five years as a business and IT transformation specialist at AES corporation.
Between 2004 and 2018, Lilleby also worked under the banner of Torden Technologies, providing advisory and execution services around growth strategy, new product development and business, IT and digital transformation. He also advised on the adoption and implementation of disruptive technologies including artificial intelligence (AI), Blockchain, robotic process automation (RPA) and Internet of things (IOT).
Lilleby has also held technology-focused positions at British Gas and Virgin Health Bank, founded a 3D rapid prototyping business called zSolutions and was the EMEA business development manager/senior consultant at Open Text.
“It is by integrating digital capabilities and leading technology that Crown Agents Bank can uniquely deliver payments and FX services efficiently and securely across developing, emerging and frontier markets. With this in mind we are delighted to welcome Ian to the senior Crown Agents Bank team; he is a highly experienced and well-regarded technology leader who is well placed to help us realise our next iteration of growth and development,” says Albert Maasland, CEO of Crown Agents Bank.
Lilleby adds: “The challenges that global businesses face when trying to send payments into and across developing, emerging and frontier markets has a huge impact on those who depend on them. It is more important than ever that we continue to leverage advanced technologies to break down barriers and deliver efficient payment solutions in support of the markets we serve.”