Our board of directors brings together executives and senior technologists from several of the world's largest banks, financial technology providers and big tech software vendors. Its overaching mission is to establish the general direction of the Foundation in its ongoing efforts to tackle the hardest challenges facing the financial services industry.
Alessandro Petroni leads the business and technology strategy to accelerate the adoption of Red Hat open source technologies in the Finserv/Fintech industry working with customers, technology and service partners across product management, engineering, marketing and sales. He leads Red Hat in assisting banks in the go-to-cloud journey, adopting DevOps, influencing Red Hat R&D to focus on solving Finserv line of business challenges developing open source reference architectures and open collaborative environments.
Prior to Red Hat, Petroni has spent sixteen years serving top financial institutions including Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch Bank of America, Societe Generale, Citicorp and Deutsche Bank. He has covered leading roles as consultant in engineering, operations, software development, and consulting. As banking IT director he has implemented mission critical distributed solutions for capital markets and retail banking, managing large international teams.
Petroni graduated in Master Computer Engineering and Business Administration at the University of Trento, Italy, and lives in New York.
Joining Ipreo in 2017, Albert Lojko is the Executive Vice President, Head of Global Corporate Solutions, based in New York.
Lojko is a business leader and entrepreneur with over 20 years of industry experience in FinTech and a track record of global businesses operations. He joins Ipreo from Thomson Reuters, where he held several executive leadership roles, most recently Global Head of Open Platform. Previous roles include leading product strategy, product development, design and technology for the firm’s flagship financial markets desktop and mobile platform, Eikon. Prior to Thomson Reuters, Lojko served as Managing Director of the Equities business at Tradeweb, following his first stint as an executive manager at Thomson Corporation, which included 5 years in Europe. He started his career at the Carson Group.
Chris Wells is a Managing Director of Credit Suisse in the Global Markets division, based in New York. He is Head of Global Macro Products Technology. Chris joined Credit Suisse in August 2015 from Goldman Sachs where he was a Managing Director in the Interest Rate Products Technology team. Chris holds a BSc in Economics and Politics and an MSc in Economics and Finance from the University of Bristol.