Walid Ahmed

Projects/Insights

Alliances & Partnerships

Co-branding;  Fintech Partnering;  Loyalty & Rewards Programmes;  Strategic Alliances & Co-operative Models

Channels

Agents & Merchants;  Contact Centres;  Internet Channels;  Mobile Device Channels;  Third Party Sellers

Commercial/Retail Products & Services

Cards;  Credit Products;  Customer Incentives;  Deposits;  Mobile Wallets & Money;  Payments

Data

Data Analytics; 

Digital Adoption

Digital Consumer Protection;  Digital Proficiency Support;  Digital Uptake Marketing;  Digital User Experience

Enterprise IT

APIs;  Core IT Systems;  IT Architecture;  IT System Lifecycle;  Legacy Technology Transition;  Technology Licence Management;  Technology Outsourcing

Enterprise Management & Operational Processes

Business Continuity Planning;  Business Line Profitability;  Change Management;  Communications & Content Strategy;  Enterprise Governance;  Process Optimization;  Programme/Project Management;  Shared Services;  Transformational Strategy

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News Agency – Global Top 5 – Reuters​

  • Financial Strategy editorial lead on the global project team handling the functional separation of Reuters from Refinitiv Financial Solutions.
  • Governance of Reuters global intellectual property. Member of global capital spending committee and on steering groups handling news segmentation, metadata, social media tools, global contractor migration.
  • Responsible for Editorial operations across Europe: from staff safety and wellbeing to budgets, tools and tech. Key stakeholder on projects designed to manage change and increase efficiency.
  • Led editorial text operations in a region from Singapore to New Zealand. Responsible for budget oversight, strategy execution, staff safety and logistics during situations, e.g. hurricanes, coups, coached managers and led change management projects. etc.
  • Concurrently, responsible for global operations and budget in the 600-strong photojournalism unit, Reuters Pictures.
  • Led the European region of 900 journalists. Responsible for all aspects of budgets, logistics, etc. Crafted management handbook for news leadership training.
  • Led cross-functional team for a new global editing system to 3,000 journalists globally. Revamped the communications strategy and operating rhythm of the EMEA Editorial Management Team.
  • Ran the Editorial Change Network, a collaboration between technology strategy and Editorial.

Financial Inclusion

Agri-finance Products;  Digital Identity;  Micro & Small Business Products;  Micropayments;  Remittances;  Services for Protected Persons;  Subsidies; 

Innovative Products & Technologies 

Alternative Credit Models;  Biometrics;  Cloud Services;  Offline Digital Products

Mergers, Acquisitions & Integration

Channel Integration;  Customer Retention;  Due Diligence;  Product Integration;  Technology Integration

Payment Systems

Fast Settlements;  Micropayments Gateways;  Payment Systems Frameworks;  Payments Governance Structure;  Payments Inclusion Improvement;  Payments Technology

Risk & Compliance

Identity & Authentication;  Monitoring & Reporting; 

Teaching & Training

1-5 Day Intensives;  Individual or Small Group Coaching;  Manuals & Toolkits;  Round Tables;  Seminars;  Webinars

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