The appointment is consistent with Momentum’s reinvent and grow strategy.
Financial services group Momentum Metropolitan has appointed Dhesen Ramsamy as its new chief digital information officer (CDIO), effective this month. Dhesen will bring 20 years of experience to the company, succeeding Momentum’s CTO Chris Kruger, who plans to retire later this year.
“It is my pleasure to announce the appointment of a new Momentum Metropolitan exco member with effect from 1 April 2022. Given the importance of digital transformation in our Reinvent and Grow strategy, it was decided to appoint a chief digital and information officer for the group,” says Hillie Meyer, group chief executive officer at Momentum Metropolitan.
Noting that digital transformation is critical for the group in order to maintain a competitive edge, it will most likely remain so as the interaction and preferences of the group’s clients and advisors evolve. “The CDIO will direct and co-ordinate our digitalisation strategy in close co-operation with the CEOs and their respective implementation teams,” says Momentum’s CEO.
In his previous role as executive head of Momentum iX, Dheshen gained valuable experience in building and commercialising digital channels, defining the client and digital strategy for building start-ups, and steering digital and technology functions through technology modernisation programmes.
In his new role as CDIO, Dhesen will be responsible for enabling the implementation of the group’s robust, innovative, and cohesive digital IT strategy in support of its strategy business objectives; co-ordinating group-wide forums and ensuring sound IT governance; oversight of group IT operations, delivering on selected group-wide IT and digital functions on a shared basis, and enabling and supporting group strategy, including fintech investments and initiatives.