Michael Imeson appointed chairman of CISI Fintech Professional Forum Committee


The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) has named industry veteran  Michel Imeson as the new chairman of the CISI Fintech Professional Forum Committee.

Michael Imeson is a contributing editor of The Banker magazine, part of the Financial Times Group, and a senior content editor at FT Live, the FT’s conference division. He also owns Financial & Business Publications, an editorial services agency providing services to banks and other organisations. Before setting up the agency he was a news reporter for The Times and Sunday Times in London.

He is also and advisory board member of the European Risk Management Council; a member of the Institute of Internal Communication (MIIC); and an alumni mentor for the London School of Economics.

“It’s an honour to take on the lead role in the CISI’s FinTech Professional Forum Committee,” Imeson said. “The committee runs several events a year covering a diverse and exciting range of topics relevant for CISI members interested in financial technology. Since the coronavirus pandemic lockdown these have become virtual events – live webinars – and I must say they’re proving very successful, not least due to the excellent capabilities of the CISI’s events management staff with whom we work closely.

“I first become involved with the institute in early 2015 when I moderated a lunch-time event on cybersecurity, and soon after that I joined the institute as a member. I joined the FinTech Committee in 2016, became deputy chairman in mid-2018 and now I am chairman.”

The CISI recently launched a new mental health support portal to remove the stigma of mental health issues in financial services, something only 46% would feel the comfortable speaking with their managers about these problems.

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