First Derivatives has announced the appointment of Sean Andany as Head of Data. With 25 years of experience, Sean brings to First Derivatives a wealth of experience in data and analytics, specifically in relation to cloud and Big Data technologies and has extensive financial services knowledge, having led large-scale global data projects for a number of tier 1 retail and investment banks including HSBC, Deutsche Bank and Barclays.
At First Derivatives, Sean
will drive the data services business line that will assist clients by
accelerating the way they collect, record and consume data, in order to enable
their transformation into fully data-driven organisations.
In his most
recent role, Sean was Head of Data working directly for the CDO of Astra
Zeneca, where he was responsible for the strategy and build-out of the CDO
function to deliver a comprehensive Data ecosystem across the firm. Leading the
development of the Data Engineering and Data Operations (DataOps) teams, Sean
oversaw several critical technology projects utilising cloud-based machine
learning, advanced analytics, and the establishment of a firm-wide Data
Governance function. Prior to this, Sean spent a number of years at HSBC as
Head of Data in the Retail & Wealth Division, where he led the delivery of
key Data & Analytics programs on behalf of the Retail and Global
his career as a developer and worked for a number of the world’s leading
investment banks, including Barclays Capital where he was most recently CTO for
European & Middle East (EMEA) Technology and CTO for the Markets Division
at Absa Capital. In his new role at FD, he will focus on developing the data
services business line across three practice area of Data Management, Data
Engineering and Data Science.