Dr. Konstantinos Tsanis

Digital Transformation and FinTech Specialist

IFC

Biography

Dr. Konstantinos Tsanis is a Digital Transformation and FinTech Specialist with the IFC. Prior to joining IFC he was based in Lagos, Nigeria, where he worked as Chief Innovation and Data Officer for WEMA Bank. 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, Innovative Bank of the year, Finnovator of the Year) while his work has been extensively published in the media (HBR, MIT Tech Review, Industry Journals, Different newspapers 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 also a Chartered FCSI, he is adjunct professor at the Universities of Hult and Edinburgh in ‘’Digital Transformation and FinTech’’, and he is a resident fellow on ‘’scaling business in Africa’’ at the University of Edinburgh Business School. He is also a frequent conference keynote speaker and author in Digital Finance topics.

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