Before founding IMD Innovations, Ishmael was a Programme Manager for FNB and was responsible for end to end project and programme management for strategic and innovation projects. He was responsible for the nationwide rollout of ECM ISA system for all FNB cash centers. Ishmael was also responsible for implementing the cutting edge self service account opening functionality on Slimline ATMS which integrates with Home Affairs and Transunion. He was also a Management Consultant at IQ Business Group specializing in the financial services sector. He worked on the ABSA Commercial International Banking Operating Model Redesign and the ABSA Capital migration to Barclays Capital technology platform projects.
Prior to joining IQ Business Group, Ishmael was responsible for sales, business development and strategic technology analysis for Netsurit’s Strategic Services business. Ishmael has over 10 years experience in technology and business spanning from software development, process improvement, project management, innovation and business consulting. Ishmael has a Honors degree from MSU and an MBA degree from UCT.