Here’s the team behind Zenus bank and their professional backgrounds
(Chairman & Founder)
FinTech entrepreneur and a veteran of the online trading industry. C-Level management experience with regulated financial services companies in the United States, the United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Switzerland, Cyprus, Armenia, Japan and New Zealand. A serial entrepreneur at heart, Mushegh has a good eye for spotting individual talent and untapped opportunities in the market. Mushegh is fluent in English, Spanish, Russian & Armenian and has a track record of forging strategic alliances across industries and developing new business opportunities. He has been involved in a number of traditional M&A transactions on both sides of the table. He led acquisitions of various regulated financial services entities in North America, Europe, Asia and East Africa, and also raised funds for various projects in Finance, Technology, and the Sport & Hospitality space. He is the principal behind seed & venture capital firm Forexify most recently exiting from two successful ventures – Divisa Capital and Equiti Group in order to focus full time on Zenus Bank.
(Chief Executive Officer)
Experienced banker with a proven history and performance in the commercial and retail banking industry. Jose used to manage the Puerto Rico operations of various top tier banks such as Citi, Santander and Scotiabank and held board advisory roles at MasterCard and Visa. Strong business development professional skilled in Banking, Credit Analysis, Consumer Marketing, Retail Sales Analysis, Insurance, Operations, Treasury, Risk, Strategic Planning and Commercial Banking. Previously President of Puerto Rico Bankers Association, Jose has forged a long record of leadership and governance roles in North America & the Caribbean with deep relationships across industry and with agencies and regulators.
(Chief Strategy Officer)
Extensive experience in finance and technology with major banks as a leading publishing Wall Street analyst and equity strategist, head of equity research and also head of Environmental Social Governance (ESG). Expertise in semiconductor technologies, artificial intelligence, semantic taxonomies, workflow design, machine learning, data analytics, robotic process automation, software development, standards bodies and strategic planning. Led teams of Wall Street analysts across New York, London, Paris, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Shanghai, Beijing, Singapore, and Taipei. Managed regulatory compliance, intellectual property, innovation, technology and strategic projects in major financial institutions as well as data aggregation vendors – worked for: Bloomberg, BNP Paribas, TNI, UBS, WPP, McGraw-Hill.
(Independent Board Director)
Michael is an executive director of a diversified investment fund advising on strategic investments in PE and VC while serving as a board member in portfolio companies. In parallel, he advises companies in technology and finance industries, serving on the advisory board of Data Capital Management – a U.S.-based hedge fund driven by artificial intelligence and big data. From 2010-2018, Michael served as Chief Commercial Officer in KAZ Minerals PLC, a FTSE250 natural resources group, leading strategy, business development and commercial operations. He is a member of the WEF and YPO and has earned an MBA from Kellogg-HKUST in addition to graduating from INSEAD’s Executive Management Program.
(Chief Compliance Officer)
Gabriel is an integral part of the bank’s executive management team implementing a comprehensive Compliance Program while managing the Know Your Customer, Financial Intelligence, Risk Testing and the Corporate Compliance Training Units. Gabriel has a long-standing relationship with the Office of the Commissioner of Financial Institutions (OCIF) and the Federal Reserve of New York, adding tremendous value and experience to the development of Zenus Bank. Gabriel is an alumnus of the University of Puerto Rico who has an extensive knowledge of local, United States and international markets and regulations, having worked for both local and international banks of Banco Popular and Activo Bank International.
(Head of Product)
Gareth has over 12 years of Product Management experience leading large teams of 500+ people to deliver high-quality, compliant and innovative software. Having spent most of his career in the Identity space, he is very familiar with AML/KYC requirements on a global scale and also the latest technologies in biometrics, artificial intelligence and blockchain with a specific focus on improving the customer experience when on-boarding. He was most recently the Group Head of Product at London Stock Exchange listed GBG group – which is a global leader in identity data intelligence with access to verify the identity of over 4.4 billion people globally.