Napier Expands EMEA Presence to Help Customers with Digital Transformation
Napier announced a commitment in 2022 to further invest in its EMEA operations as the market for AI-enhanced AML technology continues to grow at a healthy pace.
As part of this strategy, Graham Hogan is the new head of EMEA sales, while Sebastian Vedel will lead efforts in the Nordic and Baltic regions. Napier recently named Royal Bank of Canada and Fenergo veteran Kevin O’Neill as chief revenue officer and Natwest alum Will Monk as chief product officer. The addition of Hogan and Vedel to the team is part of O’Neill’s strategy to drive adoption of Napier’s next-generation SaaS financial crime solutions for financial firms and regulated institutions globally. world.
Hogan joined Napier in London with over 15 years of experience in EMEA leadership positions with companies including Wolters Kluwer, AxiomSL and FIS; specializing in regulatory reporting, risk management and capital market solutions. Meanwhile, Vedel’s former financial crime compliance roles within the Danish offices of EY and Danske Bank will help strengthen Napier’s presence in the Nordic and Baltic regions.
O’Neill said, “The expansion of our EMEA footprint underscores our commitment to the region. Building on our strong customer base there, we are now bringing our experts closer to key markets across the continent. Europe is home to some of the world’s fintech, neo-banking and payments leaders, as well as several established banks and financial institutions. By strengthening our local presence, we will be better positioned to help our customers through digital transformation and scale by taking advantage of the cost savings and comprehensive compliance features our next-generation technology offers.
Napier’s highly configurable financial crime compliance solution is used by a variety of market players, including banks, payment providers, asset managers, asset managers, foreign exchange specialists, security companies insurance and other regulated institutions. Based in London, Napier’s global presence also includes offices in Sydney, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Dubai, London and New York.