IRTA appoints Chief Executive to manage global operations and growth


IRTA appoints Chief Executive to manage global operations and growth

ZURICH, Switz., Jan 9, 2018 – The International RegTech Association (IRTA) Board of Directors today announced the appointment of Ben Richmond as its Chief Executive Officer.

Since May 2017, Ben has played an instrumental part in launching the IRTA in his role as Chapter President for the UK and Ireland. In this newly created position, Ben will assume strategic responsibility for mobilization of IRTA operations across the globe. IRTA Members will benefit from a wide range of initiatives designed to promote collaboration, foster innovation and education, ensure quality, drive consistency and achieve transparency in RegTech. Many of these initiatives, including the work of the IRTA Innovation Advisory Council whose RegTech Open Innovation Manifesto was published in 2017, are already well under way.

A recognized expert in regulatory compliance automation, and a frequent speaker at FinTech and RegTech industry events, Ben has founded and grown a number of businesses in the sector over the past twenty years. He is Founder and CEO of global RegTech provider, CUBE.

Subas Roy, Global Chair of the IRTA, said: “Appointing a management team is key to the evolution of the IRTA, and to the execution of our mission and purpose. As Chief Executive, Ben is committed to executing the IRTA strategy internationally during its next stage of growth. He is ideally positioned to lead the team, given his expertise in financial services, RegTech and business management.”

Ben Richmond said: “RegTech experts, practitioners, academics, regulated firms and regulators are eagerly supporting our proposition. The IRTA is the only non-profit membership association with a mandate to build a truly global RegTech ecosystem, which will benefit extensively from shared knowledge and experience. I am excited to be leading the team that will make this happen, and looking forward to working with individuals and established regional RegTech groups to achieve common goals.”

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About the IRTA

Incorporated in Switzerland on May 16, 2017, the non-profit International RegTech Association (IRTA) is a united community of individuals and organizations, with a shared vision to innovate, advance and influence the future of Regulatory Technology (RegTech).

Sponsored and funded by its Members, the IRTA exists to ease and accelerate the evolution of the global RegTech ecosystem, through integration, collaboration, and knowledge-sharing. The IRTA brings together the people, tools, processes, and policies that are required to thrive in today’s rapidly evolving RegTech landscape.

The IRTA is a unique, global organization of people, which believes in creating RegTech as a profession, and enabling Innovation-in Trust as a key benefactor for the future of Financial Services, and other heavily regulated industry sectors.

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