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Gerd Schenkel

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Dubai, UAE

MBA, Columbia
Boston Consulting Group

Gerd has devoted his career to making a positive impact. With a focus on robotics, he earned his Engineering degree from some of the world’s most prestigious universities, including the University of Stuttgart, Northwestern University in Evanston, and the University of Sydney.

After completing his studies, Gerd joined the Boston Consulting Group, where he worked in Sydney, Los Angeles, and New York, advising some of the world’s most successful organisations, including Pfizer, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and IBM.

Gerd then turned his attention to executive leadership roles in financial services and telecommunications, where he led several significant digital business initiatives. These included the launch of UBank for National Australia Bank, the launch of Telstra Digital and Belong for Telstra, and the growth agenda for Tyro Payments (ASX.TYR) where he was CEO. He also served as the Chair of Credit Clear, an ASX-listed fin-tech (ASX.CCR).

In recent years, he has worked as a global management consultant specializing in digital and technology opportunities, most recently as a partner for Kearney.

He is also a non-executive Director of Helia (ASX.HLI), Australia’s leading mortgage insurer. Gerd’s current interests include Artificial Intelligence agents’ potential and impact in business, life and society.

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