A thought leader, founder, fintech & payments professional, board member, NED, trustee, diversity & inclusion advocate, keynote speaker and philanthropist.
Years of experience working in various roles in the financial industry. Experienced founder & social entrepreneur with focus on women, children, diversity & inclusion and social impact.
A Rotarian and philanthropist with a charm that brings people together in order to create great communities.
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High integrity & ethics; strong communicator; relationships building; thought leadership; brevity; collaborative; approachable; transparent; transformative; market & industry knowledge; strategic visionary; extraordinary focus & drive; unrivalled listening & execution skills; strong financial leadership & commercial acumen; acquired knowledge & wisdom; ability to make sound judgement through hands-on experience; agile decision making; emotional Intelligence & talent magnet; willingness to take calculated risks; bias toward action; ability to efficiently “read” people; forward thinking; intrepid; strategic yet tactical; tough yet emotionally sensitive; decisive yet inclusive.
The recent years has seen more demand from the society and consumers for financial institutions and banks to show their commitment to sustainable development and responsible finance.
However, there is a considerable gap between the overstated intentions of such institutions on sustainability in CRS reports and the every-day business practice. This is mainly driven by the fact that such organisations continue to try to satisfy the customer’s demand for increasing profitability on the one hand, and higher standards of ethics on the other.
The institutions that focus purely on profit maximisation, have left space for ethical institutions to “fill the gap” by putting in place an innovative business model from the demand side.
My approach is aimed at helping banks, fintechs and financial institutions create and implement business practices that are ethical and sustainable while still remaining profitable and serving the consumer.
Knowledge is useless unless shared.
I provide training on different subjects related to fintech & payments industry.I also help companies set up training academies and training materials that have been adopted internally and used as based documents for training.
I work with each client to understand the business needs and the knowledge gaps before creating a training plan. Working with the client, we will decide whether the training will be provided by myself, or in collaboration with other experts, depending on specific needs of each client.
Finding the right person(s) with proper talent and good fit for the company is always a challenge.
My all round expertise allows me to offer my interim services on leadership & advisory roles for financial institutions.
Interim positions that I fill include:
I wear different hats as either:
A Keynote speaker
My topics range from:
I provide various services, paid and pro-bono, depending on the organisation and the work they do.
This can be through:
Fintech is finding a natural home in emerging markets where traditional banks and insurance services are less established.
The growth potential is hard to dispute in emerging markets (EM) where the penetration of banking and insurance services is typically low.
Fintech & Payments industry evolve at an extremely fast rate, that many providers are not able to stay on top of their game.
Financial institutions are always under pressure to not only find the right talent, but to also design products that meet their consumers' needs at the most affordable, fast and sustainable way.
I work with financial institutions to carry out a review of existing products and services, and help them create product strategy that will allow them to stay ahead of the competition.
Companies cannot understand and serve a diverse customer base if they don’t have a diverse workforce. Studies have been done that show the correlation between financial performance, profitability and diversity.
My work is to help companies increase their profitability by ensuring that they achieve diversity on: