American Express Announces Evangelos Kotsovinos as Senior Vice President and Global Head of Infrastructure

January 15, 2019

American Express announced the appointment of Evangelos “Evan” Kotsovinos as Senior Vice President and Global Head of Infrastructure. In this role, Mr. Kotsovinos will oversee the company’s converged infrastructure, enterprise cloud platform, mainframe systems and global technology operations services.

“I am thrilled to have Evan join our team,” said Brian Saluzzo, Executive Vice President and Unit CIO, American Express. “Evan brings a wealth of leadership and deep technical expertise to the table, as well as an impressive track record of technological innovation and accomplishment.”

Mr. Kotsovinos joins American Express from Morgan Stanley, where he most recently served as Asia CIO with responsibility for all technology services and resources in the region. Previously, Mr. Kotsovinos held a series of increasingly responsible engineering and leadership positions within Morgan Stanley, in which he spearheaded major business-aligned transformation efforts in Asia, drove the technology integration of the company’s securities joint venture in China and grew Hungary as a key employee center for the company, among other accomplishments. Mr. Kotsovinos began his career as a Senior Research Scientist with Deutsche Telekom Laboratories.

Mr. Kotsovinos holds a doctorate in computer science from the University of Cambridge and a master’s in finance from London Business School.

Mr. Kotsovinos is a recognized leader in the areas of virtualization and cloud computing, having led the team that developed one of the first cloud computing systems in the early 2000s at the University of Cambridge. He then took that experience and built pioneering commercial cloud computing systems at both Deutsche Telekom Laboratories and Morgan Stanley.

“This is an exciting time to work at American Express, as our innovative use of technology continues to drive our business forward through the delivery of new and enhanced products and services that meet the emerging needs of our customers,” Mr. Saluzzo said. “Challenging work on a global scale and opportunities to make American Express an essential part of our customers’ digital lives are making this a top place for technical talent at all levels.”

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