Fintech company Contis has appointed Lara Oyesanya FRSA as its first General Counsel and chief risk officer.

Lara Oyesanya

Lara Oyesanya

Oyesanya will be responsible for legal, risk, compliance and fraud, and human resources as part of the executive team. 

She has advised FTSE listed companies including Barclays Bank plc, BAE Systems plc, HBOS plc, RAC plc and Lex Autolease.

Oyesanya commented: 'I am very excited to join the brilliant team taking Contis to the next level. It’s a privilege to have the opportunity to combine my legal skills with my passion for business – and I can’t wait to get stuck in.'

Peter Cox, founder and CEO at Contis, added: 'We are delighted to welcome Lara. Her legal experience, commercial understanding, and expertise in fintech make her fantastic addition to our senior leadership. Lara is deeply connected and well respected in the business, fintech, legal and academic worlds, and we look forward to everything she will bring to the team.'

Oyesanya joins Contis from Klarna Bank AB where she was UK Counsel and legal director.