New Chair of FDATA global board

New Chair of FDATA global board

Kathryn Petralia has agreed to serve as the Chair of the Global Board for the Financial Data and Technology Association (FDATA Global) for an initial two-year term.

Petralia is Co-Founder and President of Keep Financial, a fintech compensation platform designed to bring together employees and employers with long-term projects. Prior to starting Keep, Petralia started Kabbage, a pioneering fintech based in Atlanta, US.

Kabbage ended up working with several US banks, allowing for over US$16 billion in capital, and deployment in eight countries prior to its sale to American Express in 2020.

“Frameworks for regulated open data are proliferating across the globe; this is no longer a phenomenon focused predominantly within financial services but one reaching across multiple sectors,” explained Petralia.

“We are at a pivotal time for supporting the successful delivery of healthy and ethical regimes. These will unleash the inherent benefits of innovative products and services fostering greater access, inclusion, and financial well-being for businesses and individual consumers.”

Through Petralia’s profound championing of open data, she will bring FDATA Global forward through this period of significant transformation for businesses of all natures and sectors.

FDATA Global will continue expansion throughout the Middle East, focusing on access to data, global presence and financial well-being for businesses across the security industry.