Oblix appoints non-executive chairman

Specialist lender Oblix Capital has promoted Mark Sismey-Durrant from independent adviser to the board to non-executive chairman.

Sismey-Durrant (pictured) will oversee the company’s strategic direction.

He has held senior roles within the banking industry during his 40-year career including as chief executive of Hampshire Trust Bank, Heritable Bank and Sun Bank.

Rishi Passi, chief executive at Oblix Capital, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Mark onto the Board at Oblix Capital.

“His extensive knowledge, understanding and experience within the industry has already proved invaluable to the board, and as chairman he’ll be able to bring even greater value to help us achieve our ambitious growth plans.”

Sismey-Durrant added: “I am delighted to be joining Oblix Capital at this exciting stage of their development.

“Rishi and the board have ambitious plans for the company, and I’m looking forward to helping shape the strategy that helps Oblix achieve their goals.”

This follows the recruitment of chief operating officer Stuart Sykes in October 2019.


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