Fintech: Chris Jessup named new chair of NI industry association

CHRIS Jessup has been named as the new chair of FinTech NI.

A partner at A&L Goodbody, Mr Jessup succeeds outgoing chair and Northern Ireland FinTech Envoy Andrew Jenkins.

A not-for-profit industry association, FinTech NI represents a workforce of around 7,000 individuals and 75 companies within the sector here.

Set to chair the body for the next three years, Mr Jessup said: “It has never been more vital for the Northern Irish economy to support our SMEs, build a sustainable talent pipeline, and encourage scaling among entrepreneurs so that we can reach our full potential.

“These are the areas I intend to focus on as I embark on my term as chairperson. I wish to thank my fellow board members for their ongoing collaboration and support and pay tribute to outgoing Chair Andrew Jenkins for leading us through another hugely successful year at FinTech NI.

“The depth of expertise on the board, as well as the quality of our ecosystem, will undoubtedly help us deliver on our key aims and cement Northern Ireland’s position as a world leader in fintech.”