Robert is a prominent senior executive with more than 20 years of experience in financial services with a diverse background in global banking, leading technology firms, and international research and consulting firms. He has worked in a senior capacity across diverse roles at four global banks and most recently was head of financial services, commercial banking for a $20 billion US bank.
Robert has also been instrumental in developing payment and cash management roadmaps for Global Banks, and has played an integral role in helping banks shape their transformational journeys around corporate banking with a focus on payments and open banking.
Since joining Finastra he has worked with financial institutions to develop strategies to improve operational efficiency, enhance the client experience and future-proofing bank investment with modern solutions.
Jehan Assad is a highly accomplished business executive who currently holds the role of Vice President, Strategic Accounts, at Finastra Ltd., where she is responsible for enterprise account management in Canada, for this global leader in financial services software. Her success in Enterprise Technology Innovation in the Corporate Banking sector is due to her ability to engage C-suite executives by communicating highly strategic initiatives in areas such as lending, trade and supply chain finance, and transaction banking.
Prior to this, since 2011, she held the role of Regional Head of Sales Corporate Banking for Eastern Canada for the Global Payments and Cash Management division of HSBC.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from McGill University, a Master of Business Administration from Concordia University and was the recipient of the James McGill Award for outstanding academic achievement.