BOND.AI hires CTO and head of technology

Llewelyn was previously chief information/technology officer at TAB Bank, while Amit Dhongde has worked at both Accenture and Cognizant

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BOND.AI hires CTO and head of technology
Kent Llewelyn and Amit Dhongde

BOND.AI, a US fintech that provides a suite of artificial intelligence tools to financial institutions, has made two new key hires.

Kent Llewelyn and Amit Dhongde have been appointed to the newly created executive roles of chief technology officer and head of technology, respectively.

Llewelyn was previously chief information/technology officer at TAB Bank, while Amit Dhongde has worked at both Accenture and Cognizant.

In this new role at BOND.AI, Llewelyn will drive the development of the fintech’s Empathy Engine, a suite of AI-powered tools for understanding consumer behaviour based on combinations of financial and other data, to meet the demands of banking and credit unions customers. 

Dhongde, meanwhile, will help streamline processes and procedures for BOND.AI’s India-based development team. 

Uday Akkaraju, chief executive officer of BOND.AI, commented on the appointments: “Kent is the perfect person to take BOND.AI’s Empathy Engine to the next level and his insight and understanding of the banking industry gives us a new perspective on how we can bring financial wellness to everyone.” 

“Amit’s vast experience in IT puts him in a class that few others have achieved in his field, and his leadership will further push our development team to make our Empathy Engine the best financial wellness platform in the world.”

The new appointments at BOND.AI follow the arrival of Yogesh Asudani, formerly of Nokia and Microsoft, who joined the fintech as executive vice president of partnerships to help develop and launch its corporate and consumer-focused business.