David Kelly joined SMBC as U.S. chief information officer. In this role, Kelly will work in partnership with stakeholders across the Americas division, as well as the head office in Tokyo, and will be responsible for all aspects of information technology and systems of SMBC, including all group companies in the Americas.

“We’re very pleased and excited to have David join SMBC as our new chief information officer and welcome him to our company,” Natsuhiro Samejima, U.S. chief operating officer of SMBC’s Americas division, said. “This is an important and strategic new hire for SMBC as we continue to harness and deploy new technological advances to deliver consistently strong value to our clients and stakeholders.”

Michael O’Dea, who has been with SMBC since 2007, will assume the role of U.S. chief technology officer for the Americas division, reporting directly to Kelly. O’Dea will continue to oversee the operational management of the division’s technology infrastructure.

Kelly has more than 20 years of experience, having most recently served as CMG’s chief technology officer. Prior to joining CMG, Kelly was partner, CIO and co-COO of Pine River Capital Management, where he oversaw the platforms responsible for all of Pine River’s front-and back-office trading systems. He was also a member of the firm’s operating committee.

Kelly also previously served as head of technology for the Americas at Barclays Capital, managing director and chief technology officer at SAC Capital Advisors, and chief technology officer of the enterprise division at Thomson Reuters. Kelly also held software development roles at JP Morgan and Unilever.

Headquartered in Tokyo and with a 400-year history, SMBC offers a range of financial services, including banking, leasing, securities, credit cards and consumer finance.