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Dr. Konstantinos Tsanis
FinTech and Digital Banking Expert at IFC

Profile

Dr. Konstantinos Tsanis is a Digital Transformation and FinTech Expert with the IFC. has spent the last 8 years working in Digital Transformation and FinTech projects in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Prior to joining IFC he was based in Lagos, Nigeria, where he worked as Chief Innovation and Data Officer for WEMA Bank, that launched ALAT, one of the first digital banks in Africa. Before that, he worked in Bloomberg, developing new markets and new products, and Thomson Reuters, working in their VC investments arm within MEA. He also worked for Bayzat, the highest funded insurtech in the MENA region and as a strategy consultant with Kaiser Associates, and as University lecturer at the Universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow and City, in London. During his professional life, he has gained different recognitions and awards for his achievements (Best Digital Bank, Finnovator of the Year, ALAT became an HBR case study etc).

He gained his PhD from the University of Edinburgh (Stephen Cooke scholar), and his research focused in Strategic Decision Making and Financial Performance in Rapidly Changing Environments. He is a Chartered FCSI, and speaks Greek, English, Russian and Spanish in proficient levels, while he can also handle French and Chinese in conversational level.