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

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
  • Led business architect for the $1.2B customer-centric transformation program at Banorte, Mexico’s largest domestic bank
  • Led the design of the digital compliance transformation for Standard Chartered Bank
  • Led the development of target operating models for Maybank in Malaysia and Equity 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

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]

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]

    KIERAN HART

    • Kieran was 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

      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

      CANHAO CHEN

      • Using the agile delivery method, successfully implemented China’s Merchant Bank’s project of Intelligent insurance successfully go live within 6 months
      • Led 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

      NICK PALMER

      • Over 10 years’ experience in sustainability and in particular decarbonisation and circularity utilising pyrolysis. Prior to that several years in the offshore oil & gas sector with water treatment.

      • Focus on community scale projects and technologies that offer decentralised energy and added value through by-product recovery and re-use.

      • Breadth of technical awareness and knowledge from projects across UK, America and South East Asia

      • Developed disruptive business in embryonic Innovator sector, bringing new technologies to market

        Loria Wu

        • Guiding scale agile transformation for Top1 express company in China mainland
        • Advised digital strategy and led the data management program for HUAWEI
        • Designed and delivered hotel booking program for Melco, and was apart of the quality assurance team. The program increased around 300 thousand active users to the Melco

          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

          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 has 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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          The Primary Team

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

          Areiel Wolanow

          Kefirah Kang

          Ewan Puckle-Hobbs

          Chris Justice

          Yolanda Berry

          Iqbal Alikhan

          Wesley Xie

          Kieran Hart

          Canhao Chen

          Nick Palmer

          Loria Wu

          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

          Charlotte Millar

          Severin Baker

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