State Street hires Aman Thind as new global chief architect
State Street has appointed Aman Thind as its new executive vice president (EVP) and global chief architect.
Thind will be responsible for designing strategy and driving implementation of State Street’s technology transformation and interoperable infrastructure.
He will also play “an integral role” in advancing the company’s technology infrastructure, including further building capabilities in digital, crypto, and “other digitally led technologies”.
Thind previously worked as chief technology officer (CTO) of State Street’s GlobalLink platform.
Prior to that, he spent time as co-founder and CTO of BestX, a fintech start-up State Street acquired in 2018.
Thind’s experience in banking also stems from seven years at Morgan Stanley between 2009 and 2016, and a two year stint at Lehman Brothers.
Brian Franz, State Street’s global chief information officer, says Thind brings “a unique perspective to our technology roadmap across multiple dimensions”.
He adds: “Technology will continue to be a key enabler of our clients’ growth. Aman’s expertise will enhance the delivery of solutions.”
Alongside the announcement, State Street says it’s committed to “evolving its broader strategy for the crypto and digital assets environment”.
Earlier this year, the bank was appointed as the fund administrator for the VanEck Bitcoin Trust, a Bitcoin exchange traded fund (ETF) pending approval from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
State Street is the second-oldest continually operating bank in the US. Founded in 1792, it currently employs around 38,000 people and holds $315 billion in assets under management.