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Hong Kong virtual bank Mox names Barbaros Uygun CEO

Hong Kong virtual bank Mox names Barbaros Uygun CEO

The Board of Mox Bank Limited (“Mox”) announced the appointment of Barbaros Uygun as the CEO of Mox and Executive Director of the Board with effect from 27 September 2021.
After creating a strong foundation for Mox over three years, Deniz Güven will step down as CEO of Mox and Executive Director of the Board, with effect from 27 September 2021, to pursue a new business venture. He will serve as a special advisor to Standard Chartered on a number of important digital initiatives.

Barbaros is a proven leader with a wealth of experience in digital banking and transformation, bringing over 24 years of banking experience spanning business management and strategy, marketing, product development and digital transformation.

He was previously the CEO of ING Bank Austria, where he transformed the bank from one that was predominantly focused on savings into a full-service digital bank. Prior to this position, Barbaros held various leadership positions in ING Bank and Garanti Bank BBVA. He successfully transformed and digitalised the retail business of ING Bank in Turkey, delivering sustainable profitability and materially growing its profit base . Barbaros also led the establishment of a full-service digital bank within Garanti Bank BBVA, which resulted in an exponential growth in its customer base.

Mary Huen, Chairperson of Mox, said: “Mox continues to grow significantly as we move forward on our journey. I am delighted that Barbaros, a proven leader with a track record in digital banks, will be joining us. He brings substantial experience and skills in digital banking and financial services to drive Mox’s next growth phase.”

“Deniz has made an immense contribution, building Mox from the ground up. Under his leadership, Mox has secured our virtual banking licence, launched multiple innovative services, won the heart share of over 170,000 customers and become one of the highest-rated financial apps in Hong Kong.”

Barbaros Uygun said: “Deniz and the team have built Mox into one of the most amazing digital banks around the world. I look forward to working with Mary, the Board, our JV partners and all Mox staff to take Mox to the next level and continue to win the trust and hearts of our customers.”

Deniz Güven said: “It’s been a privilege to build Mox. I want to thank our customers, regulators, Moxsters, and the Board for their continued support over the past three-plus years, and I will remain connected with Standard Chartered. I am delighted that a banker of Barbaros’s calibre will lead Mox in its next chapter of growth.”

The Board would like to express its sincere gratitude to Deniz for his leadership at Mox and congratulate Barbaros on his appointment.
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