Areiel Wolanow is a senior business leader with over 30 years of experience in business transformation solutioning, sales, and execution. He brings deep experience leading large, globally distributed teams, and has successfully built entire consulting practices from scratch, led programs of over 100 people through the full delivery life cycle, and managed budgets in excess of US$35M.
Areiel is a subject matter expert in DLT, financial inclusion, and alternative banking and insurance models. He has addressed the G20 and other major world forums, advises central banks, financial regulators, and the UK Parliament on blockchain and financial inclusion, and is the inventor of patented technology for self-sovereign secure information management. In addition to his core focus on banking and insurance, Areiel also has considerable business transformation experience in the telco and public sector industries. He is also an experienced delivery leader and published author on Agile software delivery disciplines.
In his position at IBM, Areiel regularly received top performance ratings and a number of service excellence awards, as well as having served in IBM's coveted Corporate Service Corps. Areiel has a solid background in international business and has worked on projects in over 40 countries, including the UK, USA, China, Singapore, India, Kenya, Indonesia, Mexico, Denmark, Poland, Australia, Switzerland, Japan, Germany, UAE, and Turkey. He is a US citizen, a permanent resident of the UK, and available for engagements worldwide.