Emirates NBD appoints chief digital officer, seeks fintech partnerships
Emirates NBD has recruited a chief digital officer (CDO), Evans Munyuki, who is on the lookout for partnerships with fintech and tech firms.
Munyuki moved from MyBucks (a fintech firm focused on microfinance, lending and insurance), where he was chief digital and information officer for just over a year.
Prior to that, he held a number of senior positions at Barclays Africa Group for five years.
In a LinkedIn post, Munyuki says he is interested in getting in touch with fintech or tech companies “with innovative products or services which greatly improve customer experience, digital adoption, digital channels, social media access, active digital customers, digital attraction, digital sales, digital share of wallet, digital KPIs, digital collections, security, leverage of AI, bots, gamification, blockchain, wearables, robotics, IoT, data, messaging, data science, predictive digital sales, new products, new (digital) business models, revenue-generating experiences, revenue-generating products, revenue-generating partnerships, API business models, A/B testing, monetisation of the same, millennial customer journey templates, digital learning, etc, specifically in retail banking, business banking, corporate banking, investment banking, wealth, treasury, FX, insurance, lending etc”.
So pretty much every fintech out there.
He is asking interested firms to send “the what and the how” of growing customers, customer satisfaction, digital sales, digitally active customers, revenue, efficiencies and customer servicing.
“I will only respond to relevant, pertinent and promising submissions,” he adds.
“In this case, I am not looking for ideas… ideas are a dime a dozen. We all have idea pipelines ten miles long,” he explains.
“In this era, success comes not from the abundance of ideas, but rather their successive execution with speed to market. All smart people know that you cannot accelerate speed to market alone and build everything on your own… partnerships are key.
“I am inviting dialogue only with potential partners with market-ready solutions and accelerator assets which can be licensed or bought.”