Dentsu Aegis Network joins forces with FinTech Scotland

11/05/2018

Dentsu Aegis Network has formed a strategic partnership to boost Scotland’s potential as a major global fintech centre.

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Dentsu Aegis Network Edinburgh has become a partner of Fin Tech Scotland, which has an ambitious vision and strategy to make Scotland a top five global fintech centre by 2020.

Anneli Ritari-Stewart, Managing Director of iProspect Edinburgh, the digital performance agency of Dentsu Aegis Network, will join the board of FinTech Scotland as part of the initiative alongside representatives of other appointed global strategic partners, accountancy firm Deloitte, law firm Pinsent Masons and IT consultancy Sopra Steria.

The appointments were confirmed at the joint Scottish Government and industry Financial Services Advisory Board (FiSAB) meeting chaired by the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon and Chair of Scottish Financial Enterprise and CYBG, Jim Pettigrew.

Anneli Ritari-Stewart said: “We are excited to have been selected to become a strategic partner of FinTech Scotland and be part of establishing a major global fintech centre in Scotland. We look forward to leveraging the power of the Dentsu Aegis Network globally to support the fintech industry with media, digital and creative communications services that will help bring new brands and products to market as well as build a global FinTech Scotland brand.”

Stephen Ingledew, Chief Executive of FinTech Scotland, said: “It is a privilege to be working with such world-renowned organisations who are committed to supporting Scotland’s fintech economy. Following many conversations with a range of large firms over recent months, these strategic partners demonstrated their commitment and market leadership which will support our aspirations and plans. We are currently in discussions with a view to confirming additional strategic partners in the coming weeks”

FinTech Scotland also announced the appointment of David Ferguson as the first chair of the board, which includes Scottish Enterprise and Edinburgh University.

FinTech Scotland aims to encourage data driven innovation and collaboration activity across Scotland to deliver inclusive growth and achieve critical mass in the sector by:

  • Facilitating an integrated and innovative fintech ecosystem
  • Supporting innovative and entrepreneurial purpose driven fintech enterprises
  • Encouraging development of fintech skills, diversity and inclusion
  • Developing fintech community engagement, inclusion and collaboration
  • Building international fintech engagement and collaboration    

 

This article first appeared on the Dentsu Aegis Network website.

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