CIO50

CIO 50 2008: Yasmin Jetha

CIO 50

Job Title : Financial Times

Organization : CIO

Yasmin Jetha was appointed CIO for the Financial Times (FT) in January 2006, where she is responsible for IT services, as well as procurement and purchasing functions.

Her main role is to ensure the FT.com website is available 24/7 and to maintain the paper's links to 24 print sites around the globe so it can print up to seven editions per day. She has also taken on the role of chief operating officer from April this year.

Before joining the FT, Jetha was a board member of the Abbey National Bank. As executive director she was responsible for IT as well as property, procurement and security.

After leaving Abbey National at the end of 2004, Jetha pursued wider interests including becoming governor at the University of Bedfordshire, and acting as an advisor to senior directors of start up, as well as established companies. She is also vice chair of the National Committee of the Aga Khan Foundation (UK), a charitable organisation.

Jetha was born in Tanzania and has lived in the UK for more than 35 years. She obtained a BSc in Mathematics at London University and later an MSc in Management Science from Imperial College London. She is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and in 2005 she was awarded an honorary degree from the University of Leicester.

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