Bravura appoints global head of product and CCO

Bravura hires appointments

22 August 2023
| By Laura Dew |
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Bravura has appointed Greg Johnson as global head of product, just days after appointing Shezad Okhai as chief commercial officer. 

He joins Bravura from Nano Digital Home Loans and prior to this, he worked as general manager for growth and group strategy at Challenger.

At Challenger, he was responsible for the company’s underlying growth strategy in the annuities and life business units, which included its group portfolio and mergers and acquisitions strategy. He has also held roles at AMP and TAL. 

In his role at Bravura, which he began in July, he leads the global product team, working to unify and simplify Bravura’s expansive suite of products throughout the wealth value chain, with a focus on creating repeatable, scalable and easily integrated solutions.

Bravura said Johnson’s appointment is part of the firm’s journey to become a product-centric organisation and create a clear roadmap for product innovation.
 
Chief executive and managing director, Andrew Russell, said: “With extensive financial services experience, Greg will be a great addition to the team and will work closely with our global customers to better understand their pain points and how Bravura products can better meet their strategic goals in the wealth management and funds administration space. 

“Our clients are looking to us to help them drive down costs, reduce complexity and increase efficiencies, and I’m confident that Greg will help us achieve these aims in a way that resonates with clients and helps increase our footprint in key markets across the globe.”

Johnson added: “Bravura has an expansive reach and scale across its suite of solutions and a huge opportunity to build on its rich history and capability to help our clients become more efficient, streamlined and ultimately more profitable. I’m looking forward to working with clients on our product innovation plans and helping them innovate in some of the most tightly regulated industries in the global markets in which we operate.”
 
Earlier this month, the firm appointed Shezad Okhai as chief commercial officer (CCO). Okhai was appointed to the Bravura board in April as a non-executive director but, upon taking up the CCO role, will move to an executive position. 

He will help Bravura to deliver on its business performance improvements, customer engagement and commercial management, and in leading specific strategic and commercial initiatives. 

His role is on a fixed-term contract from 15 August 2023 to 30 June 2024. 

Russell commented: “We have a lot to achieve in FY24. Shezad brings a wealth of enterprise software and business development experience to Bravura. He will be a great addition to the executive leadership team and will undoubtedly make a significant contribution to our business development, accelerating our operating performance across our business to successfully rebuild value for our shareholders.”
 

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