Posted on March 9, 2018 by staff

Lydia van de Voort named CEO of FinTech business Ohpen


Banking solution provider Ohpen has announced the appointment of Lydia van de Voort and Ian Hutchinson as their new UK management team.

Van de Voort, the company’s first employee in 2009, previously worked as a business consultant responsible for optimising business processes between the UK and Dutch office.

Ian Hutchinson, Ohpen UK COO, has over 20 years of experience in UK financial services. Hutchinson was previously director of operations at International Financial Data Services (IFDS).

“Women and men typically have different characteristics and we just hire the best person for the role based on our core values. Diversity has turned out to be vital to our success as a business”, said Ohpen UK’s parting CEO Schouten.

“Building a team that reflects our core values was the most difficult business challenge over the past two years. This required a balanced set of people with different qualities and resulted in a 50/50 gender split.

“With the appointment of Lydia and Ian, there is a team in place to keep the company on its (diversity) course.”

The FinTech business delivers cloud solutions to banks, asset managers and insurance companies.

Van de Voort and Hutchinson succeed Angelique Schouten who started the London office of Ohpen in 2016.