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Banking, Digital, Financial Services, Technology

About Robert

Highly experienced international non executive director focussed on fintech and financial services, legally qualified in UK and USA. Extensive experience of digital business B2C/B2B and manager of legal and compliance teams across the globe.

Profile Summary

3 years PLC board NED experience
Dual qualified lawyer in US (New York) and England & Wales
39 years experience: banking, credit, payment systems, e-payments and Internet
Extensive knowledge of start-up and growth situations
Strong regulatory, risk and compliance knowledge in banking and payments
10 years exec board level experience in fast paced international environment
Strong analytical, communication and presentational skills, can embrace change
Extensive exposure to governmental and regulatory authorities globally

2015 - 19

Non Executive Director - fintech sector
- Safecharge International Group Ltd (Sept 2016 - August 2019), board member, chair of RemCo
- Naspers Fintech B.V. (2016 - continuing), board member, global risk board
- Flawless Money Ltd (2015 - 2016), retained consultant on digital money issues

2003 - 2015


- PayPal Europe Ltd (2003-2007) . Legal Director Europe - 1st PayPal employee outside US, set up European Infrastructure. Exec director of company, regional C-suite role
- PayPal Europe Sarl & Cie S.C.A - Legal & Compliance Director - set up PayPal bank in Luxembourg, exec director of bank, regional C-suite role
- PayPal Inc. (2013 - 15) - relocated to California to assume global General Counsel role, C-suite role.

2002 - 03

- Opportunity International Inc. consultant, micro-finance

1999 - 2002

- Bolero International Ltd, senior counsel, fintech start up

1994 - 1999

Mondex International (part of MasterCard) - GC and company secretary global smart card e-money

1987 - 1994

- Nat West Bank PLC, senior legal adviser

1983 - 1987

- Office of Fair Trading, principal legal officer

1981 - 1983

- Amersham International PLC, legal assistant

1980 - 1981

- pupil barrister