Finastra has appointed Eric Duffaut as president and global head of field operations. Based at Finastra’s London headquarters, he will take responsibility for the company’s go-to-market organisation including global sales, services and consultancy, as well as overseeing the Finastra partner ecosystem.

Duffaut will join Finastra in early February. His new role was previously held by Simon Paris, before he became CEO of Finastra in June 2018.

“Eric will play a key role in accelerating market adoption of our leading solution portfolio, as well as our shift to subscription-based and cloud-based models,” says Paris. “We have a fantastic opportunity to build on what we’ve already achieved as we continue to evolve from a software solution company to a platform company with”

Duffaut most recently worked as chief customer officer and member of the management board at Software AG. Prior to this, he held positions at SAP, Oracle and Unisys.

Speaking about his appointment, Duffaut says: “The financial services industry is going through unprecedented change and with that comes great opportunity for financial institutions to embrace digital transformation. I am excited to get started at Finastra to help these organisations take on the next era in which a platform approach will spark innovation and collaboration.”