Today we announce that Richard Finer is joining Utiq as our Deputy Chief Legal Officer, where he’ll be providing head office legal support to Utiq’s business interests across France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK. Richard will report into Alexandra Jaspar, Utiq’s Chief Legal and Compliance Officer.
Richard has spent the majority of his career in-house within large multinational media, entertainment and technology companies, most notably at Paramount, where he held a dual role as both Regional Head of Legal and Country Manager.
Prior to joining Utiq, Richard worked at Vodafone Group (one of Utiq’s shareholders), supporting the launch of the forerunner to the Utiq service.
Richard commented: “After working for many years in highly matrixed, international companies, it is refreshing to join a startup with a simple and clear mission: to create a trusted and responsible digital world for all, where privacy is not a buzzword but a commitment. I am incredibly excited to be part of the sea-change that Utiq will enable for the digital advertising industry.”
Our CEO Marc Bresseel added, “Richard has been a trusted external adviser to Utiq during 2023, providing invaluable legal and commercial guidance as the Utiq business launched and started to scale. We are so glad that he has agreed to join our growing team.”