Microsoft appoints Theo Michalopoulos as UK GM financial services

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Microsoft has appointed Theo Michalopoulos as general manager, financial services for the UK.

In this role, Michalopoulos will lead the financial services industry for the UK across banking, capital markets and insurance. Michalopoulos will join the Microsoft UK leadership team having previously led the Microsoft business in Greece, Cyprus and Malta and also served as regional business development manager for South-Eastern Europe. During his tenure, Michalopoulos worked with commercial and public sector customers to deliver transformation for the region and drove the skills of over 40,000 people through employability programs.

This news follows from Microsoft’s recent landmark offerings announced at Microsoft Build 2023 in Seattle, where the company unveiled its new range of over 50 new products and features to grow its AI plugin ecosystem across industries, including financial services, as well as extensions to Copilot with integrated apps and services and new Azure AI tooling for next-gen app deployment.

Speaking of his appointment, Michalopoulos said: “I am really excited to lead financial services in the UK. We have a unique opportunity to help customers harness the power of AI via our platforms, to become even more innovative. I am looking forward to working side-by-side with the very talented UK team, our customers and partners to keep creating impact.”

Responding to a LinkedIn post, Michalopoulos added: “Thank you for the trust, the opportunity to continue adding value, working out of one of the world’s biggest financial hubs, and the chance to come back to the UK almost two decades since I last lived there!”

Clare Barclay, chief executive officer, Microsoft UK, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Theo to Microsoft UK. He is a passionate and people-oriented leader and I’m excited about the impact he will have in strengthening the partnership with the financial services industry.”