David, the CEO of Matchi, has an extensive background in innovation management within the banking industry and considerable experience in strategy consulting. Prior to launching Matchi, he lead a number of innovation and new venture business units in a leading bank for over 10 years. He also headed up strategy development in both commercial and private banking. David is passionate about "bringing new ideas to the discipline of the market" - which is true innovation.
He has run business units responsible for the launch of new-to-market technology and also new lines of business within retail banking, commercial banking and private wealth management. David was a part of the team that started the successful annual FNB Innovators Competition. This is now a model for other corporate innovation campaigns. FNB won the BAI ‘Most Innovative Bank in the World’ prize in 2012.
Since launching Matchi, he has overseen the growth of the firm to over 100 bank and insurance company clients around the world. David is a regular speaker on banking innovation, including the keynote address at the EFMA Innovation Awards in Barcelona in 2014 and the Rakuten Financial Conference in Japan in 2015. In 2016, he has presented at the Retail Banking Innovation conference in London, InpayCo in Toronto, MEFTECH in Abu Dhabi, Nasscom’s Fintech Day in Mumbai, Money Expo in Johannesburg, the 2nd Annual Insurance Summit in Kenya and keynotes at MefTech 2017.
Areas of expertise:
- Sourcing and assessing fintech solutions for financial institutions
- Working across all levels of Financial Institutions to understand strategy and capabilities
- Working with stakeholders across organisations to deliver real innovation to market
MBA, University of Cape Town, 1996
H. Dip Tax Law, Wits, 1993
B.A. Honours (1st), Wits, 1992