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Capital One appoints Helene Brichet as UK CFO

May 2019

London, UK 16th May 2019: Capital One UK today announced the appointment of Helene Brichet as UK CFO.

“Helene is an international leader with an impressive track record working at the intersection of technology, financial services and payments,” said Amy Lenander, CEO of Capital One UK. “As we continue to grow our business in the UK, Helene brings a strong ability to contribute strategic commercial thinking and a deep understanding of the industry. She places an importance on values-led leadership which closely aligns with Capital One's own focus on culture and purpose, with the customer at the heart of what we do."

Ms Brichet has spent over 20 years in the financial services sector working in senior leadership positions for international organisations.

Ms Brichet joins Capital One from EVO Payments, where she was CFO Europe with responsibility for improving the financial management of its operations across eight countries. She spent over 16 years at Visa Europe in various senior finance and commercial roles, including as Head of Corporate Strategy and most recently as head of strategic partners and corporate development.

Ms Brichet has also served as Group Financial Controller, Barclays and started her career at PwC in financial audit. She graduated from the London School of Economics and holds an MBA from EDHEC Business School.

Helene Brichet commented: “I am thrilled to be joining Capital One at this time and look forward to bringing new perspectives to the leadership team. I have long been an admirer of Capital One and its commitment to developing innovative strategies and products to help make credit simple and believe it has an exciting future ahead of it.”

Ms Brichet’s appointment to the role is effective immediately.