The first iGTB Oxford School of Transaction Banking Alumni & Networking Event was held at Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, on 22 January, 2020. It was a by-invitation networking event covering insights from leading corporations about their banking needs. 40 top bankers from 16 banks across the Middle East attended the event.
Mr. Andrew England, Curriculum Director of Oxford School of Transaction Banking and Director, Head of Strategy, iGTB, said “With an overwhelming positive feedback and an NPS score of 70% from the participants, the relevance of creating such networking forums goes a long way towards reaffirming the importance of this business, as well as understanding key variables that will affect everyone in the changing world of the transaction banking ecosystem.”
Rajesh Garg, Group Chief Financial Officer, Landmark Group, said “It was my pleasure to have shared our thinking on digital initiatives in our operations especially the payment and treasury aspects including our recent initiatives in Blockchain and Robotic Process Automation. All the sessions at the iGTB Oxford event brought insightful perspectives from technology partners, transaction bankers to corporate treasurers.”
Adil Driver, General Manager, Diarough Middle East DMCC, a diamond trading firm, and a former banker with ABN Amro, said “The engaging panel discussion, really brought forth the impact of transaction banking on our businesses given the relevant constraints. A key takeaway, I believe, is that more constructive and more collaborative partnership with banks will go a long way to enhance the experience of the corporate finance functions.”
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A full house: senior transaction bankers from across the Middle East learning first hand from the personal journey of an alumnus of the School since graduating from the program.
One of the key highlights of the evening: the corporate panel discussion that explored how businesses select their banks and the impact of digitization on product servicing.