Hyzon Motors has appointed Andrea Farace to its board of directors. Farace will serve on the nominating and governance committee as an independent director.
Hyzon says Farace gained more than 40 years of financial services experience in mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, corporate banking, treasury and transaction services, retail and consumer finance, and fintech, with over 20 years in global leadership roles at Citigroup. Farace’s banking background is complemented by time as a public company CEO and experience in global operating roles across North America, Japan, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, Hyzon says.
Farace served as executive vice president at Wirecard Card Solutions Limited, where he was responsible for all Wirecard Group divestitures globally working for the court-appointed administrator of the Wirecard AG group. Previously, from 1999 to February 2020, Farace held several senior positions at business units of Citigroup Inc., as head of, or chief operating officer of, several businesses including Citi Holdings, Citi Transaction Services, Citi CEEMEA region, Citi Japan Investment Banking and Global Investment Banking.
Since 2022, Farace has served on the board of HBL Bank UK Ltd, where he is currently chairman, a full-service banking institution, regulated by the UK PRA and the FCA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Habib Bank Limited, Pakistan, the largest bank in Pakistan. Since 2020, he has served on the private board of Wirecard Card Solutions Limited (a formerly FCA-licensed e-money institution now in voluntary liquidation); and, since 2023, on the board of Ptech Holdings Gmbh, a privately held electronic rating and credit analysis provider for the financial services sector.
Farace holds a degree in statistical, demographic and actuarial sciences from the Università di Roma, as well as a master’s degree in business administration from Columbia Business School.