SMBC, a member of SMBC Group, today announced that David Kelly has joined the company as U.S. Chief Information Officer.
“We’re very pleased and excited to have David join SMBC as our new Chief Information Officer, and welcome him to our company,” said Natsuhiro Samejima, U.S. Chief Operating Officer, SMBC Americas Division. “This is an important and strategic new hire for SMBC, as we continue to harness and deploy new technological advances to deliver consistently strong value to our clients and stakeholders.”
In this role, David will work in partnership with stakeholders across the Americas Division, as well as the Head Office in Tokyo, and will be responsible for all aspects of information technology and systems of SMBC, including all group companies in the Americas.
Michael O’Dea, who has been with SMBC since 2007, will assume the role of U.S. Chief Technology Officer for the Americas Division, reporting directly to David. Michael will continue to oversee the operational management of the division’s technology infrastructure.
David brings more than 20 years of experience to SMBC, having most recently served as CMG’s Chief Technology Officer. Prior to joining CMG, David was Partner, CIO & Co-COO of Pine River Capital Management, where he oversaw the platforms responsible for all of Pine River’s front-and back-office trading systems. He was also a member of the firm’s Operating Committee.
David has had a long career dedicated to technology, from Head of Technology for the Americas at Barclays Capital to Managing Director & Chief Technology Officer at SAC Capital Advisors, L.P, to Chief Technology Officer of the Enterprise Division at Thomson Reuters. David also held software development roles at JP Morgan and Unilever. He graduated from Pace University with an M.S. in Information Systems and earned a B.S.B.A. in Management Information Systems from the Questrom School of Business, Boston University. David completed the Global Executive Leadership Program at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.
About SMBC Group
SMBC Group is a top-tier global financial group. Headquartered in Tokyo and with a 400-year history, SMBC Group offers a diverse range of financial services, including banking, leasing, securities, credit cards, and consumer finance. The Group has more than 130 offices and 85,000 employees worldwide in nearly 40 countries. Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. (SMFG) is the holding company of SMBC Group, which is one of the three largest banking groups in Japan. SMFG’s shares trade on the Tokyo, Nagoya, and New York (NYSE: SMFG) stock exchanges. As of June 30, 2020, its total assets were $2.10 trillion.
In the Americas, SMBC Group has a presence in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Peru. Backed by the capital strength of SMBC Group and the value of its relationships in Asia, the Group offers a range of commercial and investment banking services to its corporate, institutional, and municipal clients. It connects a diverse client base to local markets and the organization’s extensive global network. The Group’s operating companies in the Americas include Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), SMBC Nikko Securities America, Inc., SMBC Capital Markets, Inc., SMBC Rail Services LLC, Manufacturers Bank, JRI America, Inc., SMBC Leasing and Finance, Inc., Banco Sumitomo Mitsui Brasileiro S.A., and Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Co., Ltd.