Bangkok, Thailand – SCB TechX, a joint venture between the Siam Commercial Bank (SCBX) Group and digital business transformation company Publicis Sapient, today announced the appointment of Jonathan Sharp as its chief technology officer.
Sharp will be responsible for further developing an engineering and technology unit within SCB TechX. With more than 25 years of global professional experience in engineering, architecture, consulting and transformation, Sharp has led client engagements for some of the world’s largest brands from North America, Europe and for the past 12 years across Asia Pacific.
Before joining SCB TechX, Sharp served as managing director for ASEAN at Publicis Sapient. He spent 24 years at Publicis Sapient, where he also headed technology and delivery across APAC and served in a variety of consulting and delivery capacities.
Speaking about his appointment, he said, “SCB TechX represents a new class of technology company built to help banks and financial services organisations meet customers’ expectations for sophisticated and convenient digital banking and non-banking services.”
He added, “Combining the talent, expertise, world-class technology and cross-sector experience of the SCBX Group and Publicis Sapient, SCB TechX is poised to usher in the next generation of technological capabilities.”
Meanwhile, Trirat Suwanprateeb, CEO at SCB TechX, commented, “We are delighted to introduce Sharp as chief technology officer to lead SCB TechX’s key mission in developing and delivering new capabilities in technology, platforms and innovations.”
He added, “We are confident that Mr. Sharp’s knowledge, experience and expertise will contribute to the company’s growth and drive SCB TechX to achieve its goal of becoming one of the largest and best-in-class fintech companies in the ASEAN region within the next 3-5 years.”