Senior Manager: Banking & Innovation
Zahir is a seasoned IT and Innovation Specialist with more than 18 years’ experience. He began his career as a Developer on E-Business and Workforce Management systems in the telecommunications sector. Subsequently, he held several roles at Nedbank ranging from Business Analyst, Head Reward Analytics and Operations, Head: Rest of Africa Strategy and Special Projects to his most recent role of Senior Innovation Strategist in the Retail and Commercial Banking business.
During his extensive tenure at Nedbank, he led several innovation initiatives and played an instrumental role in architecting Nedbank’s investments in Ecobank and Banco Único. In addition, he was also tasked with the development, operationalization, and management of the post-acquisition programmes for both the Ecobank and Banco Único investments. Zahir holds a Bsc Hons Computer Science Degree and an MBA from the University of Witwatersrand.