The Primary Team

Our primary team of the top minds in their fields have the experience and knowledge to do anything

AREIEL WOLANOW

  • Founding leader of IBM’s financial services practice for East Africa, where he led the delivery of the machine-learning based credit scoring engine for Kenya’s mPesa mobile payments platform
  • Founding leader of IBM’s blockchain services practice for ASEAN, where he sold and delivered IBM’s first blockchain consulting project, for HSBC and Bank of America
  • Led the delivery of a blockchain-based trade settlement prototype for Lloyd’s of London
  • Led the design of Deutsche Telekom’s blockchain-as-a-service platform
  • Currently expert advisor to UK Parliament on Blockchain and AI; previously advised other central banks and financial regulators around the world
  • Invited by the G20 to speak on the impact emerging technology will have on financial inclusion
Areiel Wolanow
  • Founding leader of IBM’s financial services practice for East Africa, where he led the delivery of the machine-learning based credit scoring engine for Kenya’s mPesa mobile payments platform
  • Founding leader of IBM’s blockchain services practice for ASEAN, where he sold and delivered IBM’s first blockchain consulting project, for HSBC and Bank of America
  • Led the delivery of a blockchain-based trade settlement prototype for Lloyd’s of London
  • Led the design of Deutsche Telekom’s blockchain-as-a-service platform
  • Currently expert advisor to UK Parliament on Blockchain and AI; previously advised other central banks and financial regulators around the world
  • Invited by the G20 to speak on the impact emerging technology will have on financial inclusion

KEFIRAH KANG

  • Led the design and delivery for the 1st fully licensed and regulated virtual bank in Hongkong
  • Serves as CTO for Finexos, a FinTech start-up. Finexos AI driven financial management platform — successfully delivered their first prototype
  • Designed and delivered loyalty program for Melco entertainment – one of the largest casion/resort operators in the world
  • Advised digital strategy and led the online referral program for Walmart China. The program has boosted their online new customer conversation ratio by 50% in 6 months
Kefirah Kang
  • Led the design and delivery for the 1st fully licensed and regulated virtual bank in Hongkong
  • Serves as CTO for Finexos, a FinTech start-up. Finexos AI driven financial management platform — successfully delivered their first prototype
  • Designed and delivered loyalty program for Melco entertainment – one of the largest casion/resort operators in the world
  • Advised digital strategy and led the online referral program for Walmart China. The program has boosted their online new customer conversation ratio by 50% in 6 months

EWAN PUCKLE HOBBS

  • Designed and implemented the operating model that enabled Garanti Bank of Turkey to move from the 42nd to the 2nd largest bank in its market
  • Lead business architect for the $1.2B customer-centric transformation program at Banorte, Mexico’s largest domestic bank
  • Led the deisgn of the digital compliance transformation for Standard Chartered Bank
  •  Led the development of target operating models for Maybank in Malaysia and Eqiuty Bank in Kenya
Ewan Puckle Hobbs
  • Designed and implemented the operating model that enabled Garanti Bank of Turkey to move from the 42nd to the 2nd largest bank in its market
  • Lead business architect for the $1.2B customer-centric transformation program at Banorte, Mexico’s largest domestic bank
  • Led the deisgn of the digital compliance transformation for Standard Chartered Bank
  •  Led the development of target operating models for Maybank in Malaysia and Eqiuty Bank in Kenya

CHRIS JUSTICE

  • Co-founded the launch of an innovative hybrid proof-of-work / proof-of-stake DLT protocol that integrated a distributed, hashed file storage platform to extend the trusted ledger of DLT into applications requiring equivalent trust for all types of files.
  • Led the EMEA business for a global buy-side investment manager responsible for business development, strategy, operations and compliance. Regulated as an approved person for UK authorised firm.
  • Led corporate and VC-funded start-ups and turn arounds in Asia, including CEO and Co-founder of a media tech start-up to NASDAQ IPO.
Chris Justice
  • Co-founded the launch of an innovative hybrid proof-of-work / proof-of-stake DLT protocol that integrated a distributed, hashed file storage platform to extend the trusted ledger of DLT into applications requiring equivalent trust for all types of files.
  • Led the EMEA business for a global buy-side investment manager responsible for business development, strategy, operations and compliance. Regulated as an approved person for UK authorised firm.
  • Led corporate and VC-funded start-ups and turn arounds in Asia, including CEO and Co-founder of a media tech start-up to NASDAQ IPO

YOLANDA BERRY

  • Advisor to start-ups who recognise that world change will be dependent on human behaviour change
  • The first person in history to take a support call from another planet, after the initial Mars Pathfinder mission, 1997
  • Using behavioural science, increased the recycling rates in North-somerset county  [UK]
    Yolanda Berry
    • Advisor to start-ups who recognise that world change will be dependent on human behaviour change
    • The first person in history to take a support call from another planet, after the initial Mars Pathfinder mission, 1997
    • Using behavioural science, increased the recycling rates in North-somerset county, UK

    IQBAL ALIKHAN

    • Developed the first cognitive artificial intelligence (AI), predictive risk management algorithm and data structure for acquisitions [USA]
    • Conducted the adoption of Blockchains to trade finance for financial institutions, with HSBC, Bank of America & Monetary Authority of Singapore [Singapore]
    • Restructured the alternate investment portfolio to match industry focus and aligned it with the growth interest of the corporation [USA]
    • Launched and operated the first PE fund for the corporation returning 15x on the portfolio with over 1⁄2 billion in additional revenue in 3 years [China]
    • Deployed a decisions engine for credit at a global institution [USA]
    Iqbal Alikhan
    • Developed the first cognitive artificial intelligence (AI), predictive risk management algorithm and data structure for acquisitions [USA]
    • Conducted the adoption of Blockchains to trade finance for financial institutions, with HSBC, Bank of America & Monetary Authority of Singapore [Singapore]
    • Restructured the alternate investment portfolio to match industry focus and aligned it with the growth interest of the corporation [USA]
    • Launched and operated the first PE fund for the corporation returning 15x on the portfolio with over 1⁄2 billion in additional revenue in 3 years [China]
    • Deployed a decisions engine for credit at a global institution [USA]

    WESLEY XIE

    • Led the architecture, design, and product delivery of the first fully licensed virtual bank in HK
    • Led the team that won the FDA 2020 FinTech Hackathon for Finexos10+ years of working experiences on digital transformation and FinTech in companies like Vodafone and Daimler
    Wesley Xie
    • Led the architecture, design, and product delivery of the first fully licensed virtual bank in HK
    • Led the team that won the FDA 2020 FinTech Hackathon for Finexos
    • 10+ years of working experiences on digital transformation and FinTech in companies like Vodafone and Daimler.

    CANHAO CHEN

    • Using the agile delivery method, successfully implemented China’s Merchant Bank’s project of Intelligent insurance successfully go live within 6 months
    • Lead the successful development of the blockchain trading platform, risk control, and statement system for Matrixport – coin exchange
    • Instrumental in the delivery of  the Finexos’ prototype and won the FDA 2020 Fintech hackathon.
    Canhao Chen
    • Using the agile delivery method, successfully implemented China’s Merchant Bank’s project of Intelligent insurance successfully go live within 6 months
    • Lead the successful development of the blockchain trading platform, risk control, and statement system for Matrixport – coin exchange
    • Instrumental in the delivery of  the Finexos’ prototype and won the FDA 2020 Fintech hackathon.

    Mentoring Future Talent

    FSE is pleased to be part of the Department of Work and Pension’s Kickstart Scheme we have the opportunity to bring real world experience to young people, while we have access to extraordinary talent

    Kieran Hart

    Kieran is our first Kickstarter, and joins us as our designer, and social media guru. He is a recent graduate from the University of Gloucestershire in games design. Kieran has overhauled everything about our design. Including redoing our website, building templates for power point, building various decks for us and our clients. His extraordinary design talent has really shown us the value of having a skilled designer to help us tell our story. We look forward to showing off more of his skills when we role out our rebranding

    Kieran Hart

    Kieran is our first Kickstarter, and joins us as our designer, and social media guru. He is a recent graduate from the University of Gloucestershire in games design. Kieran has overhauled everything about our design. Including redoing our website, building templates for power point, building various decks for us and our clients. His extraordinary design talent has really shown us the value of having a skilled designer to help us tell our story. We look forward to showing off more of his skills when we role out our rebranding

    Charlotte Millar

    Charlotte, our second Kickstarter joins us in her first job. She is interested in a career in Business. At FSE she will be learning by fire the fast paced needs of a growing consulting company. She brings to us her exceptional organisational skills, her enthusiasm to learn new things, and her ability to be a self-starter and work independently.

    Charlotte Millar

    Charlotte, our second Kickstarter joins us in her first job. She is interested in a career in Business. At FSE she will be learning by fire the fast paced needs of a growing consulting company. She brings to us her exceptional organisational skills, her enthusiasm to learn new things, and her ability to be a self-starter and work independently.

    Severin Baker

    Severin joins us as a freelance researcher. He is a recent graduate from Durham University, coming to us with a 1st class honours degree in Geography. At his young age, he is already published:

    https://fleajournal.com/summer-2020/border-walls-and-their-sovereignty

    Severin joins us as a researcher, work he intends to keep up even while he starts his MSc in Development planning at Cambridge University. Severin hopes to learn from us the realities of a consulting business that is dedicated to changing the world for the better, as he is determined to spend his career changing minds, hearts and practices to improve the environment, and working conditions for all. We feel very lucky to have such a talented researcher working with us.

    Severin Baker

    Severin is not part of the kickstart program. He is a recent graduate from Durham University, coming to us with a 1st class honours degree in Geography. At his young age, he is already published:

    https://fleajournal.com/summer-2020/border-walls-and-their-sovereignty

    Severin joins us as a researcher, work he intends to keep up even while he starts his MSc in Development planning at Cambridge University. Severin hopes to learn from us the realities of a consulting business that is dedicated to changing the world for the better, as he is determined to spend his career changing minds, hearts and practices to improve the environment, and working conditions for all. We feel very lucky to have such a talented researcher working with us.

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