CIMB announces new chief fintech officer

Singapore-based DBS Bank group head of digital banking, Olivier Crespin, would take on the position of chief fintech officer with CIMB.

CIMB is appointing DBS staffer Olivier Crespin as its chief fintech officer to lead the building and designing of innovative and agile technology solutions.

Prior to his time with DBS, Crespin spent 16 years in various positions with Citigroup across Argentina, Singapore and the USA and has close to 30 years of experience across banking.

Commenting on the appointment, CIMB group chief executive officer, Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Aziz said that improved offerings in the fintech space were high a high priority on the bank’s digital agenda.

“We are prepared to invest significantly in fintech propositions that will add value and enhance customer experience for our 12 million customers across the region,” he said.

 “I am confident that Olivier, with his vast experience in this space, will help us do just that.

“CIMB fintech’s operating model will be agile, dynamic and nimble, in order to provoke, incubate and execute ideas that will either redefine or enhance CIMB’s products and services.”