Wasim’s career in financial services has focused on leading operational teams and delivering strategic change across banking sectors. Partnering with global banks to execute large-scale transformation, and advising innovative startups to launch new products and services. He currently is the Interim COO of CFIT (Centre for Finance, Innovation and Technology).
He spent his formative years in business banking at Abbey National Bank; followed by global banking and markets at RBS where I managed teams delivering all UK Libor lending for commercial and corporate banking.
Moving onto Barclays Wealth Management as VP Head of Credit Operations, and onto the Operations Lead role to launch Smart Investor. Before consulting in the CIO office to deliver group programmes covering system decommissioning, platform implementations, banking entity closures, launching new products, and structural reform for the Private Bank.
Transitioning into fintech as Director of Operations and Projects at AskIf, launching CBILS with the British Business Bank as part of the initial wave of UK lenders. Developing SME green finance innovations, managing operational third-party vendors, brokers and external client lending portfolios utilising managed services.
Most recently as the Transformation Lead in Financial Markets at Standard Chartered Bank delivering global change initiatives impacting all 45 regulatory markets. Leading the plan, design and transition of a material outsourcing programme under NDA within a full RFP lifecycle. Delivering business outcomes in people, operations, technology, communications, finance, risk & transition workstreams.
Wasim received his Master’s in Economics from the University of Glasgow and more recently completed executive certificates at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, and MIT Sloan School of Management. His focus areas are business strategy, digital transformation, client journeys, process reengineering, lending, regulatory adherence, corporate innovation, platforms, open finance, and outsourcing solutions.