Posted on January 24, 2019 by staff

Data analytics firm appoints new CEO


Data analytics firm NGDATA has appointed Doug Gross as CEO.

London-based NGDATA helps brands to transform their customer engagement strategy and improve marketing and sales conversions through real-time data analytics.

The change in management reflects NGDATA’s growing focus on the banking industry, as the company looks to build on its success in this sector. Gross will take up his new position on February 1st.

Gross joins from financial services technology specialists FIS Global, where he was executive director of Corporate Banking Solutions. He brings more than 30 years’ international experience in building mutual successes with customers in the financial services industry.

Gross was previously CEO of payments technology firm Clear2Pay America, which was bought by FIS Global in 2014. Prior to this, he held senior positions with S1, Unisys and HSBC.

Together with co-founder Frank Hamerlinck and the current management team, the new CEO will be responsible for developing and delivering leading innovative marketing and customer engagement solutions that bring real value to data-driven companies, preparing NGDATA for further international growth. He will continue developing the NGDATA team into a customer focused organisation with the best talent in the industry.

“We would like to thank Luc Burgelman, our outgoing CEO, for his contribution to building our reputation as the go-to experts for customer insight,” said Michel Akkermans, chairman of the board at NGDATA.

“We also welcome Doug, who is the best person to extend our international presence. In particular, his experience and extensive network will be critical for our future expansion.”