Quantexa, the big data scale-up, has hired Chrisol Correia as global head of KYC (Know-Your-Customer).

Correia brings expertise in data and technology for regulatory compliance and financial crime risk management. He will lead Quantexa’s KYC solution driven by analytics to create risk insights for organisations, enabling them to gain a greater understanding of their customers and reduce criminal activity.

Correia has joined from risk science company LexisNexis Risk Solutions where he led international market development and strategy for anti-money laundering data, software and services. Prior to LexisNexis, Correia worked at Dow Jones, most recently serving as global director of strategy & business development in the risk & compliance division, where he developed compliance data solutions for anti-money laundering, counter-terrorism financing and anti-corruption controls.

Correia comes to Quantexa at a time of significant growth for the company. The big data scale-up, which has raised $23.3m in funding since March 2017, enables organisations to make better decisions from their data. Its technology is based on the latest developments in big data software and uses real-time entity resolution with advanced network analytics and AI to knit together vast and disparate data sets and derive actionable intelligence.

The company is headquartered in London, with offices in Brussels, Sydney, New York, Boston, Toronto and Singapore.

On his appointment, Chrisol Correia said: “I am delighted to join such a fast-growing company at a key point in its development. This comes as criminal threats to financial systems are evolving quickly and regulatory expectations for efficient and effective compliance are increasing.

“I’m impressed by the unique technology and ambitious plans for the future and I’m looking forward to bringing my expertise in AML-KYC to the team to add further value for Quantexa clients.”