Advent International has appointed Kahina Van Dyke as an operating partner.

Van Dyke will play a role in building out Advent’s fintech franchise, working with the firm’s technology and business and financial services teams to identify new opportunities and support the management teams of its portfolio companies. Prior to Advent, Van Dyke served as the global head of digital channels and data analytics at Standard Chartered Bank. Previously, Van Dyke led the corporate and business development teams at Ripple, a blockchain-based payments company, shepherding the development of new strategic partnerships.

“Working on the ground in more than 50 countries over the course of her career, Kahina brings an invaluable wealth of global experience from her roles at several leading financial institutions, large technology companies and high-growth start-ups,” says Eric Noeth, managing director at Advent.