Yes, Virginia, There Are Women Leaders In Fintech

BNY Mellon, has appointed Bridget E. Engle as senior executive vice president and chief information officer reporting directly to CEO Gerald Hassell.

In this position, Engle will lead the company’s Client Technology Solutions group, which provides critical technology platforms and applications. She will be responsible for setting the strategic direction and execution of the firm’s technology agenda. This includes advancing the firm’s NEXEN digital investment platform, investing in and integrating the bank’s applications, accelerating its digital and agile development efforts, and attracting and developing top IT talent.

Engle has more than 30 years of experience at AT&T, Lehman Brothers, Barclays Capital, DTCC and Bank of America.

Engle’s prior roles at Bank of America include the consumer bank’s chief technology officer, chief information officer of consumer technology and operations, and, most recently, chief information officer of Bank of America’s Global Banking and Markets businesses.

She was listed in Crain’s 100 Most Influential Women in New York and named one of Forbes technology Top Power Women

Pendo Systems has announced that Ruth Wandhöfer, global head of regulatory and market strategy at Citi, has joined its board. Wandhöfer is a banking regulatory expert and one of the foremost authorities on transaction banking regulatory matters, said Pamela Pecs Cytron, CEO of Pendo.

“Her reputation has been built around her ability to drive regulatory and industry dialogue while developing product and market strategies that integrate with an evolving regulatory and innovation landscape.”

“Pendo first came to my attention when I attended [SWIFT’s] Innotribe in 2015. Back then, I was impressed with both their approach to the market, as well as their innovative technology platform. I’m even more impressed that in two short years they’ve grown in leaps and bounds and have now been adopted by 25% of the systemically important financial institutions (SIFI’s),”Wandhöfer said.

Wandhöfer is active in several European regulatory bodies. She chairs the European Banking Federation Payments Regulatory Expert Group, the European Payments Council Payment Security Group and the Global Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs Committee of BAFT. She is also a board member of the EPC and the EBA Association, a member of the European Commission Payment Systems Market Expert Group (PSMEG), a member of the European Biometrics Advisory Council and of the UK Payment Systems Regulator Strategy Forum.

In her spare time, she mentors FinTech start-ups in London and the U.S., while pursuing a Ph.D. in blockchain/distributed ledger technology in relation to financial market infrastructures. She is also a founding member of the Global Blockchain Business Alliance and a Fintech Fellow of the Centre for Global Finance and Technology at the Imperial College Business School London and a fellow lecturer at Queen Mary London School of Law.

She was named as one of 2010’s Rising Stars by Financial News and named in Management Today’s 2011 35 Women under 35 list of women to watch.

About Tom Groenfeldt

I write - mostly about finance and technology, sometimes about art, occasionally about politics and the intersection of politics and economics. My work appears on and and occasionally in The American Banker and Banking Technology in London.
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