Monday, 11 December 2023

SCB TechX appoints Jonathan Sharp as CTO

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SCB Tech X Co., Ltd., a joint venture between the SCBX Group and digital business transformation company Publicis Sapient, announced the appointment of Jonathan Sharp as its chief technology officer (CTO).

A digitally native, industry-leading platform-as-a-service business, SCB TechX provides innovative banking and non-banking services to commercial institutions and consumers throughout Southeast Asia. As CTO, Sharp will be responsible for further developing a world-class engineering and technology unit within SCB TechX.

Trirat Suwanprateeb, CEO of SCB TechX said, “We are delighted to introduce Sharp as CTO to lead SCB TechX’s key mission in developing and delivering new capabilities in technology, platforms, and innovations. We are confident that his knowledge, experience, and expertise will contribute to the company’s growth and drive SCB TechX to achieve its goal of becoming one of the largest and best-in-class fintech companies in the ASEAN region within the next three to five years”.

Jonathan Sharp, CTO at SCB TechX said, “SCB TechX represents a new class of technology company built to help banks and financial services organisations meet customers’ expectations for sophisticated and convenient digital banking and non-banking services. Combining the talent, expertise, world-class technology, and cross-sector experience of the SCBX Group and Publicis Sapient, SCB TechX is poised to usher in the next generation of technological capabilities”.

With more than 25 years of global professional experience in engineering, architecture, consulting and transformation, Sharp is an innovative technology and delivery leader. He has led client engagements for some of the world's largest brands from North America, Europe, and for the past 12 years across Asia Pacific.

Over the course of his career, he has been responsible for clients’ successful digital business transformation initiatives, including Unilever, MetLife, ANA, BBL, and Pandora, among others. Before joining SCB TechX, Sharp served as managing director, ASEAN, at Publicis Sapient. Sharp’s career at Publicis Sapient spans 24 years where he also headed technology and delivery across Asia Pacific and served in a variety of consulting and delivery capacities. In addition to numerous professional certifications in architecture development, cloud, and management, Sharp holds a degree in computer engineering from the Royal Military College of Canada.

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