FIS, a global leader in financial services technology, today announced the appointment of James Kehoe as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective August 21, 2023. Kehoe will succeed Erik Hoag, who is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities. Hoag will remain with the company as a non-executive officer through the end of the year and will work closely with Kehoe to support an orderly transition of responsibilities.
“We are pleased to welcome James Kehoe to the FIS team. He is an accomplished and internationally experienced CFO with a distinguished record of success in driving shareholder value,” said FIS Chief Executive Officer and President Stephanie Ferris. “As a results-driven leader, he brings a dynamic, forward-thinking mindset to create innovative business and financial strategies that unlock top- and bottom-line growth. We look forward to working with James to advance our strategic roadmap and achieve our long-term objectives.”
Ferris continued, “I would like to thank Erik for his many contributions to FIS over his 16 years with the company in progressively more responsible roles. He has played an instrumental role in the growth of FIS during a transformational period of modernization, developing the financial strategy and planning behind multiple transactions and investment programs as well as key transformation initiatives. We are thankful for his significant contributions over his tenure and we wish him the best in his future endeavors.”
Kehoe has served as Chief Financial Officer and a senior corporate leader at several large and international public companies. He joins FIS from Walgreens Boots Alliance, where he served as Executive Vice President and Global Chief Financial Officer since 2018. Prior to that, he was Global CFO and a Board Director for Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, the largest Japanese pharmaceutical company. Kehoe previously served as CFO at Kraft Foods Group, as well as Gildan Activewear. He earned a masters in Business Studies in Finance from University College Dublin, Ireland and a Bachelors of Commerce Degree from University College Galway, Ireland.
“I am excited to join a leading player in the global financial infrastructure as it continues to take bold action to achieve its next chapter of growth and transformation,” said Kehoe. “FIS is highly regarded for scaled and trusted platforms, marquee clients, global distribution, and strong cash generation, and I am energized by the opportunity to join at this critical juncture and help drive superior financial and operational execution in the years ahead.”
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