Paul Olukoya Director, Head of Payment Services London +44 (0)20 7184 4625

I am the head of payments and have over 18 years’ of experience in technology, banking and risk management. After joining the firm in 2016, I successfully championed our efforts to become a global SWIFT cyber security partner boosting the firm’s reputation and commercial appeal globally. I am also a visiting lecturer at Cranfield University, for our Executive MBA programme and I provide thought leadership around the future of banking and payments at various forums.

I have also held operational roles deploying national payment, clearing and settlement systems and accompanying infrastructure. This includes SEPA, SWIFT, UK payment processing schemes (BACS, CHAPS, FPS) cash and liquidity management and e-commerce both in retail and wholesale transaction banking environments. Technically, I have a strong knowledge of operational, technology and regulatory risk management in the payments and banking sector having led multiple complex payments assurance programs and teams for multinational firms.

My previous experience included responsibility for over 120 countries where the bank operated payments and transaction processing capabilities and technologies, this also included oversight for cash management and high frequency trading technology risk and audit. I was also responsible for managing the global multi-location teams across three continents who delivered risk and audit reviews and reports.

  • CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor)
  • CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional)
  • CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner)