Technology-based business finance platform Swoop has appointed George Htin-Kyaw as its Chief Technology Officer.

The move signals the start of a recruitment drive to attract new engineers who can work under Htin-Kyaw’s creative leadership.

Swoop, which launched in 2018, has made several strategically significant senior appointments to its team of business and financial experts.

Htin-Kyaw brings experience in software and systems engineering. A first-class honours graduate in electronic engineering, he has more than 25 years of experience in major financial and technology businesses as well as start-ups.

He joins Swoop from Faculty, a UK-based technology company, where he was Head of Engineering and led a team of machine learning engineers working on innovative machine learning models.

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Prior to Faculty, Htin-Kyaw spent almost 12 years with Credit Suisse in a variety of senior engineering roles in London and Singapore.

His responsibilities included developing cloud machine learning through an internal start-up, projects for emerging markets and risk technology, fixed-income electronic trading, and developing e-trading platforms.

He has also worked for Barclays Capital, where he helped to deliver an execution platform for all the major exchanges in the Asia-Pacific region.

“By applying the right technologies, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, and advanced analytics, we can better understand user needs and deliver the services that our customers want,” said Htin-Kyaw.

“For Swoop, it means not only finding the right finance for our customers but also identifying a wide range of other financial benefits such as how to make savings and become a more efficient business. In other words, financial intelligence and healthcare.”

Swoop CEO Andrea Reynolds said of the appointment: “I’m delighted to welcome George to Swoop and am sure that his vast international experience and creative leadership will help to attract the right talent and strengthen and diversify our offering.”