Christopher Ortiz is the Board member responsible for the UK, APAC and Global Markets at GFT, where he assumes responsibility for GFT's largest, global accounts. He expanded GFT's global footprint into the Asian markets in the last 4 years.
Christopher has been with GFT since 2001 and an Executive Director since 2011. After running GFT UK as Country Manager for five years, he stepped up to drive and align business development and delivery across GFT’s largest global accounts.
Building on his 25+ years’ expertise in Capital Markets and Retail Banking, he has led in previous roles 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.
Christopher 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. Christopher also is a graduate of the London Business School’s Senior Executive Programme.