Ex-Virgin Money CEO joins Ozone API as Chair Boardmember

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Dame Jayne-Anne Gadhia, former CEO of Virgin Money, has become Chair of the Board at Open Banking platform Ozone API

Gadhia’s experience in financial services and technology spans over three decades, and she has been praised for her leadership at Virgin Money and being instrumental in fintech innovation. 

Notably, she led the acquisition of Northern Rock from the UK government nearly four years after it was nationalised, successfully integrating it into the Virgin Money Group. Gadhia went on to grow the business with the acquisition of a credit card book and the creation of a current account, leading the company to profitability and a successful sale.  

By appointing Gadhia to Ozone API’s Board as Chair, the company’s leadership team hopes to benefit from her knowledge and guidance in supporting its mission to revolutionise Open Banking and finance worldwide.  

Gadhia stated: “Joining Ozone API as Chair of the Board is a tremendous honour. The company’s dedication to innovation and its impressive track record in open banking are truly inspiring. 

“I am eager to work with the talented Ozone team to drive forward their ambitious plans to accelerate open finance around the globe.” 

The appointment follows a successful Series A funding round for Ozone API, led by Gresham House Ventures, aimed at fuelling the company’s global expansion strategy. It also comes after the company recently hired Eyal Sivan as General Manager for North America, to mark Ozone API’s expansion into the US.  

As the company embarks on its next phase of growth, Gadhia’s guidance on the board and the recent strategic funding has fuelled confidence that Ozone API is ready to “shape the future of financial services on a global scale”. 

Huw Davies, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Ozone API, added: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Dame Jayne-Anne to Chair our Board. Her unparalleled expertise and vision will offer huge benefit to Ozone API at this pivotal point in our journey. 

“With our recent Series A funding and Dame Jayne-Anne’s guidance, we are perfectly positioned to accelerate our growth and continue our work in revolutionising the global financial ecosystem.”