Eyal Sivan aka Mr. Open Banking joins Ozone API as General Manager for North America

London, UK, 6 February 2024

Ozone API, a leading technology company specialising in open banking solutions, is excited to announce the appointment of Eyal Sivan as the new General Manager for North America.

With the CFPB’s announcement firing the starting gun for an API-powered open banking ecosystem, now is the right time to accelerate growth within North America. This strategic hire marks the company’s expansion into the North American market, highlighting its commitment to bringing transformative open banking technology to a broader audience. This follows Ozone API’s recent announcement about their successful series A investment round of £8.5mn.

Eyal Sivan, also known as ‘Mr. Open Banking,’ brings over three decades of experience in the technology sector, and he brings a high-degree of specialization in API technologies within the FSI sector, with a particular emphasis on open banking, open finance and open data ecosystems. His extensive expertise encompasses management, business analysis, systems integration, and distributed application architecture. Sivan has been instrumental in steering organizations towards embracing open banking around the world, focusing on client-centered agility, rapid innovation, and global technological leadership.

Under the name Mr. Open Banking, Sivan hosts the only podcast dedicated to the open banking community, where he interviews the key leaders, innovators and influencers who are driving and shaping the emergence of open banking all around the world. Since its launch in 2020, the podcast has grown to over 60 thousand subscribers, leading to him being selected as the number one Open Finance Influencer in the world for 2022 by Open Future World. He is also a well-known figure in the international conference circuit, frequently speaking on topics related to APIs, open banking and the broader impact of the open data movement.

Eyal Sivan’s appointment is a significant milestone for Ozone API’s expansion into North America. His dedication to advancing the field of open banking aligns perfectly with Ozone API’s mission to foster a more innovative, resilient, and inclusive financial ecosystem. Under his leadership, Ozone API is poised to drive significant advancements in the North American open banking landscape. Ozone API will also sponsor Season 5 of the popular Mr. Open Banking podcast in 2024.

“We are thrilled to welcome Eyal Sivan to our team,” said Huw Davies, Co-founder & CEO of Ozone API. “His vast experience and passion for open banking make him the ideal leader to spearhead our growth in North America. We are confident that under his guidance, Ozone API will play a pivotal role in transforming the financial sector and helping banks and financial institutions of all sizes deliver great open APIs and accelerate innovation.”

“Embracing open banking is more than adopting new technology; it’s about forging a financial landscape that’s innovative, inclusive, and resilient, one that is better for banks, fintechs and customers alike. As North America embarks on the next chapter of its open banking journey, I’m excited to help Ozone API drive transformation and growth throughout the region.” – Eyal Sivan, General Manager, North America, Ozone API.

About Eyal Sivan: Eyal Sivan, known as ‘Mr. Open Banking,’ is a seasoned technologist with over 30 years in IT, focusing on open banking. He’s renowned for his leadership, innovative approach to technology, and dedication to advancing open banking globally, improving the financial ecosystem for millions.

As Mr. Open Banking, Eyal has dedicated his career to help drive the evolution of open banking forward. He believes it can improve millions of lives by enabling a more innovative, resilient & inclusive financial ecosystem.

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