Andrew Jenkins, director of mobility data and analytics company Arity, has been appointed as the UK government’s new fintech envoy for Northern Ireland.
Jenkins to support Northern Ireland’s “thriving” fintech sector
According to HM Treasury, Jenkins will become the lead ambassador for Northern Ireland’s “thriving” fintech sector, promoting it as a place for firms to develop and grow their business.
It adds that the appointment, made by the economic secretary to the Treasury, John Glen, “underlines the UK government’s unwavering commitment to the Union as the UK prepares for Brexit.”
Glen says of the appointment: “Fintech is vital to the future of financial services, and we want every corner of the UK to be able to harness its power.
“I have no doubt that [Jenkins] will build on the success of the existing envoys in ensuring that we remain a world leader in fintech and at the cutting edge of the digital revolution.” Jenkins adds: “Our mandate as part of the UK fintech strategy is to capitalise on what we have already had in place here in Northern Ireland.”
“With strong government support, close collaboration between big companies and start-ups and a world class workforce, Northern Ireland has the potential to become the best place in the world to start and build a Fintech company.”