KBC Bank Ireland last week announced the appointment of Eddie Dillon as its new Director of Innovation.
Prior to this appointment, Eddie was Director of Products for the last five years where he had responsibility for product and commercial activities of the retail bank. During this period, he oversaw the launch and expansion of KBC Ireland into a full service retail bank with a growth in customer base to over 240,000.
Reporting to the CEO, Eddie will establish a new Innovation Hub with responsibility for digital transformation and innovation. KBC Ireland is executing a Digital First customer-centric strategy with a view to being the frontrunner in the digital transformation of the KBC Group.
Eddie, a Chartered Accountant, worked in senior advisory and corporate finance roles prior to joining KBC. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from University College Dublin, a Masters in International Accountancy and Finance from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, and an Executive MBA from Vlerick Business School in Belgium.
Commenting on the new appointment, KBC Bank Ireland CEO, Wim Verbraeken said, "Eddie’s appointment as Director of Innovation will be central to KBC Ireland’s growth as a core country for the KBC Group as he develops creative and innovative strategies to enhance our offering to customers. I wish Eddie well in his new role as we all work together to bring KBC’s offering to even more consumers across Ireland."