NatWest Markets appoints Oliver Cooke as Chief Digital Officer

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5th September 2019

NatWest Markets has appointed Oliver Cooke as Chief Digital Officer, a newly-created role in which he will help lead and shape the bank’s digital client strategy to improve user experiences and solutions for our clients. He begins in post immediately.

Oliver Cooke is ideally placed to take on this role which builds on his current position in NatWest Markets where he leads quants, client analytics and e-trading. With many years’ experience at  a number of competitor banks including Barclays, Lehman Brothers and Nomura he has a strong understanding of the challenges clients face and the need to invest in digital solutions to meet their needs and remain competitive.

Chris Marks, CEO, NatWest Markets, said:

“Oliver is well-placed to help drive digital transformation and innovation for our clients and we are delighted he has accepted this important new role. As Chief Digital Officer he will have responsibility for developing our digital solutions to address the increasing demand for automated services and seamless delivery under a joined up client digital strategy.”

Oliver Cooke commented:

“Building on the work we’ve already done to transform NatWest Markets I’m excited to help grow our digital capabilities, looking at where we can automate more, improve digital process and analytics to deliver new and efficient services and products organised around the needs of our clients.”