Today's City Moves includes Al Rayan Bank, Collibra and Air Partner.
Al Rayan Bank
Al Rayan Bank has confirmed the appointment of Amir Firdaus as chief financial officer. The role will be based at the bank’s operational headquarters in Birmingham. Amir, who has been interim chief financial officer since December 2018, has been promoted to his new position with immediate effect. Prior to this, he served as treasurer, after joining the UK’s largest Islamic bank two and a half years ago. Since 2016 Amir has helped to lead Al Rayan Bank through several important developments for Islamic finance in the UK. In 2017, he worked with the team to support the bank’s receipt of an Aa2 rating from Moody's Investors Service – the first time that an Islamic bank in the UK has received a public credit rating from the credit rating service. Amir has over 15 years of experience in the finance sector in the UK and south east Asia, having worked for challenger banks including Aldermore Bank and Sainsbury’s Bank, as well as Binafikir and UEM Group in Malaysia.
Collibra, the leader in enterprise data governance and catalog software, has announced the appointment of Myke Lyons to the newly created role of chief information security officer. Bringing over 20 years of experience, Myke most recently served as head of security strategy at Servicenow, where he led the product and corporate development strategy for the company’s newly created security business unit. Prior to that, Myke led a team of cloud security experts as Servicenow’s director of information security. Previously, Myke served in various senior security analyst and security architecture roles at Grey Group and WPP. In his new position, Lyons will lead all internal infrastructures, including the application and product security teams.
Air Partner, the global aviation services group, has announced the appointment of Kevin Macnaughton as managing director of charter, with immediate effect. Kevin is responsible for the development of the charter division’s business strategy, and reports directly to Air Partner chief executive Mark Briffa. Kevin brings with him a wealth of experience in the aviation charter industry, both in the UK and overseas, having held a number of senior roles at Netjets over a period of 13 years. Most recently, he was company director, head of European sales, leading the planning and execution of the sales strategy. During his tenure, the company significantly increased its sales and client retention across Europe. As part of the role, he worked across some of Netjets’ key customer verticals, including business executives and sports professionals.