10+ Years of Experience
VP of Engineering
Business and Technology Strategy | Technology Transformation and Operating Models | Innovation Management | Process Improvement, Mining and Robotic Process Automation | Blockchain, Digital Currencies and Assets | Agile Delivery and SDLC | Product, Program and Project Management | Business Development | Inclusive Leadership
Management Consulting/Tech Services
Delivery Lead – Digital Financial Markets: 2022 – Present
▪ Helped a regulated securities exchange in the Middle East (top 25 globally by market cap) capitalize on the rapid growth in trade volumes and foreign investments in the region by leading the delivery of critical business, technology, and operating model hypotheses to determine the feasibility of establishing a Next Generation Exchange offering tokenized digital products for retail and institutional customers.
▪ Led the blockchain platform value proposition stream for a major US crypto bank as part of an acquisition strategy with focus centered on stablecoin monetization strategies.
▪ Assisted a Tier 1 banking client in South Africa to achieve its objectives of becoming a carbon markets intermediator by leading the delivery of carbon project taxonomy and evaluation framework and stress-testing these artifacts with both internal and external clients.
▪ Led the governance sub-working group of a public-private alliance aimed at promoting opportunities to operationalize a sustainable finance ecosystem by easing the process of ESG reporting, issuing, and investing. Responsible for setting up the right governance structure and processes to ensure fulfillment of the alliance’s vision and objectives.
Multinational Investment Bank
Senior Manager – Technology Research and Innovation: 2021 – 2022
▪ Led the establishment of an enterprise innovation function that aims to support the bank in leveraging emerging technologies to advance
innovation across. Set the overall vision, mission, capabilities, and governance model in line with the bank’s business strategy, principles, and winning culture
▪ Responsible for driving insights to bank C-level leadership by researching and monitoring of several emerging technologies and topics including Blockchain, Open Banking/FinTech, Quantum Computing, 5G to support discovery and adoption. Insights primarily include market intelligence on emerging technology developments, competitive landscape, vendor and solution strategic assessment, legal and regulatory developments.
▪ Provided strategic consulting services to the bank’s lines of business including Wealth Management, Commercial Banking, Treasury and Payments and Legal and Privacy to help achieve their strategic objectives.