FinTech TrueLayer which offers financial infrastructure tech has appointed former Amazon executive and American Express Product Leader, Ossama Soliman, its first Chief Product Officer (CPO).

An experienced engineer, product leader and general manager, he joins TrueLayer as the firm expands it’s open banking platform globally for payments and data.

As CPO, Soliman will define and manage product strategy and development across TrueLayer’s Product, Engineering and Design teams, the firm said.

His early career in his native Egypt included publishing original research in AI and building software for the manufacture of Black Hawk helicopters.

After completing an MBA at Columbia Business School in New York, he moved into financial services working at American Express.

There he built one of the first large-scale machine learning deployments at the firm, before leading product development for its alternative banking products.

Prior to joining TrueLayer, Soliman was the General Manager for Business Lending at Amazon in Seattle, where he helped to create business focused lending and payments products.

He scaled the team to more than 90 people across product, engineering, data science, marketing and operations building machine-learning powered products serving millions of users.

He said of his appointment: “Hearing the co-founders Francesco and Luca’s vision and mission was inspiring. While it was already clear to me that this was a firm who had built an incredibly talented team, it also mattered that the firm’s approach to culture and its values were also aligned to mine.”

Francesco Simoneschi, CEO and Co-Founder of TrueLayer, added: “I’m delighted that with his talent and experience, and with all the options available to him, he wanted to join the TrueLayer family. I have no doubt that he will have a huge impact on our business, our products and our ongoing success.”