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Ex-OakNorth senior executive joins identity verifcation firm

During his tenure at OakNorth, Nooriala was responsible for developing a variety of partnerships such as Monzo and ClearBank.

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Amir Nooriala has been hired by Callsign, a London-based  identity, authentication and authorisation firm, as the company’s Chief Strategy Officer (CSO). Nooriala's previous role was also as CSO at OakNorth.

Callsign is seeking to expand, with a particular focus on the financial sector, it says. Prior to joining OakNorth, Nooriala was an Ops and Tech MD at BGC and has also held positions at Barclays Investment Bank, Accenture and Cisco Systems; working in both London and San Francisco. Amir is also a champion for social mobility in the UK - being a long-serving trustee of the charity Making the Leap and the UK Social Mobility Awards (UKSOMOs).

Zia Hayat, CEO and Founder of Callsign said, “Callsign is now in the next phase of its rapid evolution. Having already secured a number of renowned customers and partners, we are well positioned to expand at pace. As a result, we wanted to hire an individual with the relevant expertise as the company accelerates towards the next level. Amir’s exceptional knowledge of the fintech arena and track record of business growth certainly makes him the best person for the job, and I’m thrilled that he has become part of the Callsign journey.” 

Callsign provides solutions to some of the world’s largest banks, including Lloyds Banking Group, and offers “bank grade” identification to public and private sector clients of all sizes. 

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