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BioCatch adds banking IT veteran as an Independent Board Director


BioCatch has appointed financial services IT industry veteran Mitchel Lenson as an independent member of its Board of Directors. Based in London, Lenson is the former Group CIO of Deutsche Bank, where he had responsibility for both IT and Operations for all operating divisions of the bank.

Over his 30 years in the financial services industry, Lenson also served as Managing Director, Global Head of Operations & Operations IT at UBS Warburg and as Director, Group Operations at Credit Suisse First Boston. Since retiring from Deutsche Bank, Lenson became a partner at Olivant & Co, a private equity firm focused on EMEA financial services businesses. He has also served as a non-executive director of NASDAQ and AIM listed companies and currently serves as a Non-Executive Director at Nationwide Building Society and Currency Cloud.

“Mitchel brings to BioCatch broad experience in the application of technology within the banking sector, our most important market,” explains Howard Edelstein, Chairman and CEO of BioCatch. “We look forward to benefiting from the tremendous expertise that Mitchel has accumulated over three decades in financial services and financial technology both in the U.S. and abroad.”

“I am very excited to join the BioCatch board,” adds Lenson. “I looked all around the industry and came away convinced that BioCatch has the most innovative solution to establishing digital identity. And I asked myself: why wouldn’t any bank or financial institution of any significance take advantage of it?”

Lenson is the company’s second independent director after Jay Mandelbaum, who joined the Board of the AI-driven behavioral biometrics firm last year.

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