About Chris Ortiz

Group Chief Executive & Global Markets & Region Manager APAC
Christopher Ortiz is expanding GFT's global footprint into the Asian markets as part of his Region Manager APAC role. He is also responsible for Global Markets at GFT, where he assumes responsibility for GFT's largest, global account. On January 1st 2020 he was appointed to the Group Executive Board.
Christopher has been with GFT since 2001 and an Executive Director at GFT since 2011. After running GFT UK as Country Manager for 5 years, he stepped up to drive and align business development and delivery across GFT’s largest global accounts. Chris joined GFT Spain in 2001 from Deutsche Bank and has been integral to GFT’s expansion ever since.
Building on his 20+ years’ expertise in Capital Markets, he led GFT’s international expansion into the USA and contributed to the buildout of the Latin American business.
Prior to joining GFT, he was with Deutsche Bank New York after beginning his career at JP Morgan in both New York and London, working in Finance and Emerging Markets.
Chris has a Bachelor of Science (BS) from Cornell University as well as an MBA in IT and International Business from Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business, both in New York. Chris also is a graduate of the London Business School’s Senior Executive Programme.