Akber is responsible for Finastra’s global Treasury and Capital Markets organization.
Having spent several years immersed in Silicon Valley tech startups, coupled with deep experience of running software and infrastructure based businesses, Akber is passionate about the power of technology to transform and disrupt, and recently became a member of the Milken Fintech Advisory Committee.
He is a keen supporter of the startup and VC-based communities, as well as a champion for a culture of internal innovation. He combines a long-term commercial vision with practical experience to connect ideas, technology and people, in order to bring propositions to life and create customer value.
Akber was previously Chief Commercial Officer, Marketplaces, TEMS, and Corporate Development at Finastra. He joined Finastra (formerly Misys) from Colt Technology Services, where he managed its Data Centre Services business, as well as holding various corporate and operating roles. He spent three years on assignment in Asia, where he was accountable for investments into the region and operations for an acquired business. He has also been a management consultant across the financial services and technology sectors.
Akber holds a BSc. in Economics. He also holds a MSc. in Information Systems and is a graduate from LSE, as well as being an AMP graduate from Harvard Business School.
Akber loves cycling (British weather permitting) and occasionally getting behind the stick of a small plane. His greatest joy is building ‘memory books’ to look back on, from adventure trips around the world with his family.
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