Callsign, a London-based company at the forefront of the identity, authentication and authorisation revolution, today announced the appointment of Amir Nooriala as the company’s Chief Strategy Officer (CSO).
Amir moves from his previous role as CSO at OakNorth - Europe’s fastest-growing fintech firm by assets, valuation, revenues and profits - where he focused on the scale-up of the business.
As Callsign seeks to expand, with a particular focus on the financial sector, Amir’s broad network and expertise on how to grow smaller organisations into market leaders, will be invaluable for the strategic development of the organisation and its future growth.
During his tenure at OakNorth, Amir was responsible for developing the vision for how to successfully grow a variety of partnerships with well-known fintechs, such as Monzo, ClearBank and many others. He then led the execution of these strategies into the live partnerships OakNorth now has. He initially joined as the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO) of OakNorth Bank, holding the FCA regulated SMF24 role.
Prior to joining OakNorth, Amir was an Ops and Tech MD at BGC and has also held positions at Barclays Investment Bank, Accenture and Cisco Systems; working in both London and San Francisco. Amir is also a champion for social mobility in the UK - being a long-serving trustee of the charity Making the Leap and the UK Social Mobility Awards (UKSOMOs).
Commenting on the appointment, Zia Hayat, CEO and Founder of Callsign said, “Callsign is now in the next phase of its rapid evolution. Having already secured a number of renowned customers and partners, we are well positioned to expand at pace. As a result, we wanted to hire an individual with the relevant expertise as the company accelerates towards the next level. Amir’s exceptional knowledge of the fintech arena and track record of business growth certainly makes him the best person for the job, and I’m thrilled that he has become part of the Callsign journey.”
Amir Nooriala added, “Throughout my career I have worked in technology and consulting firms supporting the financial sector or within banks themselves. As such this role feels like a natural evolution of my experiences to date. I am very excited to be part of helping build Zia’s vision, of creating a world class digital platform that fully protects the identity of individuals globally and manages all employee and customer digital user journeys with minimal friction. Callsign has an exciting year ahead planned that will only add to the company’s previous successes. I cannot wait to be able to share news of our progress with the public.”
Callsign provides solutions to some of the world’s largest banks, including Lloyds Banking Group, and offers “bank grade” identification to public and private sector clients of all sizes. The company’s engineering team comes from a banking and e-commerce background and has over 300 years of experience in making software work for all.