Synechron appoints Horton innovation chief

David Horton, Head of Innovation, Synechron Middle East
David Horton, Head of Innovation, Synechron Middle East

Technology consulting and outsourcing firm Synechron has announced the appointment of David Horton as Head of Innovation for the Middle East.

Horton will be responsible for developing and leading a creative approach and forward-looking collaboration with retail banks including current and prospective clients.

‘’We are thrilled to have David, someone who has proven his mettle in the industry and carved out a niche position for himself, on board with us on this journey,” Faisal Husain, Co-founder & CEO, Synechron, said. “This development will enable us to provide our existing clients with a bouquet of new offerings and thus unleash new revenue streams for us. I am confident that David will drive our strategic agenda and think beyond traditional banking to serve the changing needs of our clients.”

Horton brings with him two decades of experience and extensive knowledge in technology, innovation and financial services.

Prior to joining Synechron, he was Chief Transformation Officer at Mashreq Bank, providing technology innovation initiatives and digital strategy across the bank.

He was responsible for the branch transformation and management of innovation programs relating to mobile banking/payments.

In less than two years, Horton successfully launched a number of digital innovation campaigns that have gained worldwide recognition and won multiple awards.

“I am extremely excited to join Synechron and its leadership team,” Horton said. “Synechron is an organisation with tremendous capabilities, talented people and niche offerings in a constantly evolving technology industry. I am keen to continue building on the company’s success and creating value for the clients and partners.’’

David Horton has also worked as Mashreq’s CIO, Head of Strategy, Head of Infrastructure and Information Security.

Before joining Mashreq, Horton worked for Investcorp Bank in Bahrain as their Chief Information Security Officer, and has held several senior positions in financial institutions including Reuters, Lloyds and Accenture.

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