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Simon Paris

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Simon Paris

CEO, Finastra; Chair, World Trade Board
Simon Paris

Finastra is one of the world’s largest Software solutions companies (Applications, Marketplaces, Platform) focused uniquely on Financial Services. As CEO, Simon takes responsibility for Finastra’s strategic direction and growth across Lending, Payments, Treasury, Universal Banking, and Platform. Simon joined Finastra (formerly Misys) as President in 2015, was appointed Deputy CEO in 2017, and became CEO in June 2018. Simon’s leadership steers the company as it becomes the world’s leading ecosystem orchestrator for providers and consumers of financial services everywhere. With this clear strategic intent, he champions the company’s core technology solutions and open development platform to accelerate collaboration and innovation, to unlock the potential of people, businesses, and communities. A firm believer in the principles of doing well by doing good, Simon chairs the World Trade Board and is passionate about how technology and open trade can drive financial inclusion and improve people’s lives. He is a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion, with refreshing and candid views on equality in the workplace. Featuring in Bank Innovation’s ‘Innovators to Watch’ list back in 2018, Simon has since been named a top 50 financial technology CEO by The Financial Technology Report two years running, as well as a top 20 CEO in Europe by the Software Report. He holds an MBA from the INSEAD Business School in France and a Bachelor’s degree in Business & European languages from the European Business School.