UK Export Finance looks for IT head, plans to triple tech footprint
UK Export Finance, the country’s export credit agency and a government department, is looking to recruit a new head of IT.
Bhaskar Dasgupta, MD and COO at UK Export Finance, says in a LinkedIn post that “the first priority” for the new IT leadership will be “to manage the banking application landscape”.
Dasgupta is also new to the company – he joined in October last year from HSBC, where he had spent over eight years in various senior roles, most recently as global head and COO of transaction management unit, global forfaiting and risk distribution.
“But that is not all,” he adds. “The role holder has to look at new technologies as well.
“Some of the technologies which are live, on the runway and on the horizon that we are looking at are portals, apps, APIs, workflow, blockchain, trade registries, AI (machine learning and cognitive), data visualisation, security applications and frameworks, social networking, embedding into partner technology, virtual reality and customised learning, voice assistants, webchats, and so on and so forth.”
Dasgupta also calls on technology providers to get in touch. “We have an open invitation to our technology partners to come speak to us,” he says.
“If there is any disruptive technology out there which we can help to support our partners/exporters/exports, we would love to hear about it.”
He estimates UK Export Finance to be tripling its technology footprint. “Now there’s a challenge for potential applicants.”
UK Export Finance was set up back in 1919. It works alongside the Department for International Trade, helping UK companies of all sizes across all sectors win, fulfil and get paid for export contracts.