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Nadeem Shaikh

Innovator, Founder & Business Leader

London, UK

Innovator, Founder & Business Leader

Nadeem Shaikh


Nadeem Shaikh is a global leader, innovator and entrepreneur with over 25 years’ experience in the financial services & information technology sectors. Nadeem serves as President of Global Digital Financial Services for Veon.

Nadeem’s extensive fintech experience includes his role as Founder & CEO of Anthemis Group, a global financial services group which aims to cultivate change and enhance opportunities for entrepreneurs and institutions. Previously, he was Head of International Financial Institutions and President, EMEA, at First Data Corporation, a provider of commerce-enabling technology. At American Management Systems, Nadeem served as European Director and worked on strategy and technology consulting for the firm.

Nadeem has also held numerous non-executive positions in a wide ranging set of startup businesses and other organisations, including the Financial Planning Standards Board, Moven Enterprise, Currency Cloud, Bento for Business, Jumo World and PayPerks.

Nadeem gives his time to numerous philanthropic causes including Access Afya, which runs clinics and a healthy schools programme for children in Nairobi and Prospero World, a charity which aims to enrich society through the arts. He is a Trustee of CARE Pakistan (UK) which provides free education to Pakistani children. Nadeem is also a Member of the Advisory Council of Baobab Group, a creative communication agency.

Educated at the University at Albany, State University of New York, Nadeem graduated with Bachelors of Science in Computer Science and Finance & MIS and holds a MBA from the London Business School.

Nadeem Shaikh’s Newsfeed

Jazz Launches ‘Face To Face’ Program to Connect With Customers

The F2F program kicked off with Jazz’s CEO Aamir Ibrahim visiting experience centers in Multan and Faisalabad last month. This was then followed up with President of Digital Financial Services (VEON) Nadeem Shaikh, and Jazz’s Chief Legal Officer Saima Kamila Khan’s visit to franchises and experience centers in various areas of Karachi.

Toward A New Paradigm: From Financial Inclusion To Financial Wellness

Nadeem Shaikh, Founder and CEO of Anthemis Group writes for Forbes Financial Council on the concept of financial inclusion.

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Nadeem Shaikh’s Background

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London, UK
President, Global Digital Financial Services
Feb 2019 - Present
Amsterdam, NL
Veon is a global tech company aiming to lead the personal internet revolution, bringing new experiences to hundreds of millions of customers in the markets of tomorrow. Nadeem was appointed to drive future growth across the group's digital financial services.
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Current Non-Executive Positions

Member of Advisory Council
New York, US
Baobab Group are a creative communication agency helping brands, leaders of industry and companies to connect and engage with audiences through creative, integrated campaigns across all media.

Previous Non-Executive Positions

Board Member
Mar 2017 - Aug 2018
Denver, US
The Financial Planning Standards Board develops, manages and operates certification and education for financial planning organizations. They aim to benefit the global community by upholding and promoting global professional standards.
Non-Executive Director
Jan 2015 - Jul 2018
New York, US
Moven Enterprise offers flexible smart banking technology which provides banks with an advice-driven, highly-personalized financial wellness experience to enable them to engage, retain & grow their customer relationships.
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Non-Executive Board Member
May 2016 - Present
Nairobi, KE
Access Afya runs a chain of micro-clinics in Nairobi and a healthy schools programme to deliver treatment and training to school children.
Member of the Board of Trustees
May 2016 - Present
London, UK
Prospero World is a charity which aims to enrich society through the arts and to empower change through collaboration, education and action.
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Nadeem Shaikh’s Education

1993 - 1995
BSc, Computer Science, BSc, Finance & MIS
1985 - 1988