Wasim’s career in financial services has focused on leading operational teams and delivering strategic change across banking sectors. Currently he is the Transformation Lead in financial markets at Standard Chartered Bank delivering global change initiatives impacting all regulatory markets.
He spent his formative years in business banking at Abbey National Bank; followed by work in global banking and markets at RBS where he managed teams supporting all libor lending across the UK 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.
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 digital transformation, business strategy, process reengineering, lending, platformification, client segmentation, corporate innovation, open finance, and outsourcing solutions.