ING hires chief information officer

  • By AB+F Editorial

ING has hired former BT Financial Group chief information officer Linda Da Silva. She will also be part of the bank’s executive committee. 

Da Silva takes over the CIO role from Ani Paul, who is now ING’s global chief data officer, located in Amsterdam.

She has more than 20 years’ experience in IT consulting and leadership roles in Australia, Asia, Middle East and the UK and has been involved in managing large-scale transformation programs across different industries. 

ING Australia CEO, Uday Sareen said the appointment comes at a good time for ING as the business grows strongly and scales digital capability across products and services. 

“I welcome Linda to the team. She has the experience and skills to help accelerate our digital transformation and further differentiate our offering to customers.”

ING also announced that it has appointed John Laker as chair. 

He has over 45 years experience in the industry including in regulation. He was chair of APRA and was the assistant governor at the Reserve Bank of Australia. 

Laker is currently chair of the Banking and Finance Oath, Deputy Chancellor of the University of Technology and member of the Experts Panel of the International Monetary Fund.