Top financial services expert joins Geidea board

Nick Ogden, who has founded several major names in financial services including Worldpay and ClearBank, to its board of directors

  
The King Fahd highway in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Image use for illustrative purpose

The King Fahd highway in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Image use for illustrative purpose

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Geidea, one of the largest fintech companies in Saudi Arabia, has appointed Nick Ogden, who has founded several major names in financial services including Worldpay and ClearBank, to its board of directors.

Geidea Founder and Chairman Abdullah Al Othman said: “We are excited to bring Nick on board to the Geidea family. With his wealth of expertise and knowledge in the payments, e-commerce and rapidly evolving regulatory space, he will be an invaluable addition to the company as we continue to expand across the region and broaden Geidea´s payment solutions.
 
"We are keen to add Ogden´s diverse perspective to the way that we approach our business, leveraging his global insights and adapting them to the markets that we operate in,” Al Othman added.
On his appointment Ogden said: “I am delighted to be joining Geidea at such a pivotal stage in its growth and expansion. It is a dynamic organisation that has already made a significant mark on the fintech landscape.
 
"Having personally founded several successful companies, I know the team at Geidea shares my values of placing innovation and passion at the heart of business strategy. I look forward to seeing and helping drive the next stage in its growth across the MENA region and beyond,” he added.
"Ogden will be responsible for guiding the company’s vision as it seeks to position itself as the category defining fintech in Saudi Arabia. He has founded several major names in financial services, including Europe´s largest global payment processing company Worldpay and ClearBank, the UK’s first clearing bank to launch in more than 250 years," a company statement said.
 
"More recently, driven by his passion to deliver greater transparency and frictionless financial services, Ogden founded RTGS.global, the world’s first real-time liquidity network," it added.-TradeArabia News Service

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