Global fintech company BOND.AI recently announced two new key hires to help strengthen its global technology presence out of the USA, India and Switzerland. Kent Llewelyn, formerly CIO/CTO at TAB Bank, and Amit Dhongde, formerly of Accenture and Cognizant, join the team to leverage their expertise for BOND.AI’s growth in 2022 and beyond. BOND.AI is a leading Artificial Intelligence firm whose key product is an AI suite for financial institutions.
Kent Llewelyn joins as Chief Technology Officer, bringing with him a wealth of experience in finance and digital transformation thanks to his time as CIO and CTO at TAB Bank in Utah. As CTO, Llewelyn’s industry insight will be vital to the development of BOND.AI’s core products.
“It was the Empathy Engine that caught my attention,” said Llewelyn.
The company’s Empathy Engine® is described as a genuine superpower for consumer financial health. When data is run through the engine, it creates unique personas for every customer of the user’s bank: A persona that connects their behaviors, strengths, potential and needs in order to holistically understand them, and creates multiple paths to boost their financial lives.
“The whole goal of BOND.AI is to help educate people about their finances,” Llewelyn added. “We can give them an understanding of their financial health and what they can do right now to improve it. Applications like ours can help them become financially independent by utilizing all the tools they have available and aren’t exclusive to the people that already have a lot of money.”
“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,” said BOND.AI CEO Uday Akkaraju.
Amit Dhongde joins BOND.AI as Head of Technology, where he will help streamline processes and procedures for the company’s India team and elevate the customer service experience for global customers. Over the past 25+ years, he has worked with leading firms like Cummins, Accenture, and Cognizant.
“There’s really nothing like BOND.AI and the Empathy Engine on the market today,” Amit said. “It will be a challenge, but the teams we’ve built here in India and in the United States are dedicated to our mission.”
“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,” said Akkaraju.
BOND.AI also recently announced that Yogesh Asudani, formerly of Nokia and Microsoft, joined the team as executive vice president of partnerships to help develop and launch the company’s corporate and consumer-focused business.