Synpulse Appoints Marouane Bakhtar as Head of UK

Bakhtar steps up from Head of UK Banking to lead the whole UK business

London Synpulse, the global professional services provider to major banking and insurance institutions, has appointed Marouane Bakhtar as Head of UK.

Bakhtar joined Synpulse in 2020 as an Associate Partner with a focus on OpEx and intelligent automation. He became Head of UK Banking in 2021, taking responsibility to scale up the Banking UK practice and develop new business opportunities including the potential of metaverse technologies in banking.

In total, Bakhtar brings 16 years’ experience in building and leading teams to deliver large-scale and complex engagements from top-tier finance services organisations. These are skillsets Bakhtar will build on as Head of UK, now leading the entire team of Synpulsians in the UK from its London office.

Marouane Bakhtar, Head of UK at Synpulse, commented: “I’m excited to be taking on the role of leading the UK team of Synpulsians. The UK market is one with a long and proud history of financial services, coupled with an appetite for innovation. This makes it a perfect fit for Synpulse’s unique offer of tech-infused consultancy which can deliver end-to-end transformation projects, informed by the firm’s 25 years of experience in the financial services and insurance industries.”

Konrad Niggli, Co-CEO of Synpulse, added: “With his extensive experience in the banking industry and deep understanding of our Synpulse approach, Marouane is ideally placed to head up the UK business. He has launched and scaled offices and new consulting practices from the ground up across multiple locations and managed end-to-end complex sales and business development responsibilities. This positions him perfectly to execute our business growth strategy in the competitive and fast-moving UK market.”

Meanwhile the previous Head of UK at Synpulse, Thomas Schaffner, has moved into the role of Head of Switzerland, also effective today, and will be based in Zurich.

These latest appointments are part of Synpulse’s “Diamond Strategy”, a group-wide strategy aimed at taking the firm to the next level by expanding its consulting, technology, and managed platform offerings, and growing its team to create sustainable value for its clients.

About Marouane Bakhtar

Marouane Bakhtar is a strategy & business growth leader with over 16 years of experience in the Financial Services Industry. He holds a Master’s Degree in Finance and Economics from Toulouse Business School.

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About Synpulse

Synpulse is a global professional services company and a valued partner of leading players in the financial services and related industries. We optimise the proximity to our clients and deep domain expertise to create sustainable value using technology as a business driver. Leveraging our strong network of over 100 ecosystem partners, we accompany our clients throughout their transformation journey – from strategy and development to implementation and management. With our tech powerhouse, Synpulse8, we collaborate with our clients to co-create digital experiences with innovative technologies and proprietary methods. Synpulse is powered by the passion and commitment of its more than 1200 employees, who come from over 30 countries.

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