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London, July 2018 – Quantexa, the Big Data and Enterprise Intelligence scale-up, has hired Peyman Mestchian as a Non-Executive Director. Mestchian brings a huge array of expertise with him as a leader in Artificial Intelligence and risk management and will lead and advise on Quantexa’s further expansion into the fields of risk and financial technology.
Mestchian has over 21 years in finance, AI and risk technology and is a Fellow of the Institute of Risk Management. Sitting on multiple boards, Mestchian is an advisor and investor in AI and FinTech. A member of the advisory board for The AI Initiative at The Future Society and board member at the Institute of Operational Risk, Mestchian’s expertise lies in applying information technology to a variety of risk and compliance requirements.
Previously, Mestchian was Managing Partner of Chartis Research which saw him grow the firm’s global presence in the FinTech market before its acquisition by Infopro Digital. He has also held a variety of leadership roles at SAS Institute and EY.
Mestchian joins Quantexa as it furthers its investment in risk management and continues its international growth.
Quantexa, which raised $3.3million in funding in March 2017, uses AI and network analytics to help organisations to make better decisions from their data. Quantexa enables its clients to understand their customer’s networks, helping solve complex issues such as money laundering, fraud, terrorist financing and human trafficking.
On his appointment, Peyman Mestchian said, “I am delighted to be joining such a fast-growing company at such an imperative time for their development. Quantexa’s unique technology and plans are impressive and I’m looking forward to bringing my expertise to further their position as leaders in risk and financial technology.”
Vishal Marria, CEO at Quantexa commented: “Peyman’s industry leading expertise in RiskTech is vital for Quantexa’s next stage of development. We are passionate about empowering our clients to reduce risk through artificial intelligence and innovative technology and are thrilled to have Peyman on board.”
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