UK challenger OakNorth’s partnerships chief leaves bank
UK challenger bank OakNorth’s partnerships chief Amir Nooriala has left the bank after just six months in the role, Altfi reports.
The business and property loan provider for small to medium businesses (SMBs) saw Nooriala act as its chief operating officer (COO) for a year prior to being in charge of the bank’s partnerships, which saw relationships founded with the likes of Monzo and Clearbank.
These partnerships created by Nooriala will now be run by the bank’s director of partnerships Ania Walker, who has been at the company five months. She comes with more than six years experience from Travelex and shorter stints at Barclays and JP Morgan.
As for her predecessor, before joining OakNorth Nooriala worked at trading technology service provider BGC Partners, and also gathered experience from Barclays, Accenture and American multinational technology conglomerate Cisco Systems.
Nooriala still runs ‘Fintech North London’, an organisation he founded “to share scale-up pains and plans” with other c-level executives in the industry.