SMBC Appoints Gordon Wilson as Chief Information Officer, United States | Company


NEW YORK – (BUSINESS WIRE) – August 3, 2021–

SMBC, a member of the SMBC Group, today announced that Gordon (Gordo) Wilson has been appointed Chief Information Officer in the United States. Gordo, who joined the company in February 2020 to lead the development and execution of its enterprise-wide data strategy, will also retain his responsibilities as US Data Director for the SMBC Americas division.

“We are very pleased that Gordo has been raised to become the new CIO in the United States,” said Natsuhiro Samejima, US COO, SMBC Americas division. “Gordo’s strong background in technology and data makes him an ideal candidate for this new role. He has been part of the management team since joining the organization. We look forward to seeing him take the reins to lead this critical business function. “

In this role, Gordo will work in partnership with stakeholders across the Americas, as well as with the head office in Tokyo. He will be responsible for all aspects of information technology and systems for SMBC, including all Group companies in the Americas.

Gordo has over 25 years of technology and data leadership experience. Prior to joining SMBC, he served as Managing Director of the Chief Data Office of Asset and Wealth Management at JPMorgan Chase, leading global enterprise data strategy. At JPMorgan Chase, he also led an organization to drive sales and relationship management success for commercial card payment products with a focus on data management, technology solutions, finance, risk and customer relationship management as responsible for field activation and business analysis.

Gordo served as a naval officer for 21 years, and during that time he made numerous operational tours around the world, highlighted by commanding a squadron in the United States Navy and flying 35 types of aircraft. As a test pilot, Gordo has contributed to the design, development, procurement and flight testing of innovative aircraft and associated mission systems.

About the SMBC Group

SMBC Group is a leading global financial group. Based 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 credit. The Group has more than 140 offices and 86,000 employees around the world 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 shares trade on the Tokyo, Nagoya and New York stock exchanges (NYSE: SMFG). As of March 31, 2021, its total assets were $ 2.10 trillion.

In the Americas, SMBC Group is present in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Peru. Building on the strength of SMBC Group’s capital 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. He connects a diverse clientele with local markets and the organization’s vast 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 SA and Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Co., Ltd.

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