Ali Raza Shah

Ali is an accomplished professional with rich domestic and international exposure in strategy formulation & execution, operations, multi-channel distribution and Mobile / Digital Financial Services (Bank-led and Telco-led) involving both start-up and growth organizations. A result oriented, an entrepreneurial and decisive individual with over 12 years of experience and proven success in a wide array of Products, Services, Management, Strategic development and Leadership portfolios with a track record of increasing revenue and top-line growth by spearheading the transformation of concepts to high impact results. Having worked in both Bank led and Telco led Mobile money environments he has a number of launches to his credit including TimePey – A diverse set of mobile money services with wallet based and OTC transactions offered through a JV between China Mobile Pakistan and Askari Bank Limited. AsiaHawala has been another bouquet of mobile money products and services that was launched in the TelCo led environment of Iraq and was, in fact, the first of its kind for the country. With Amarante, he has worked on a project for GSMA to gauge the MFS usage in the displaced community and building an extensive toolkit for humanitarian organizations for use with pre RFP cash disbursement projects. He holds an MBA in Telecommunications Management from International Islamic University, Islamabad and is fluent in English, Persian, Urdu, and Punjabi.