Mark Foulds is a hugely experienced transformational change professional, a champion of FinTech and an enthusiastic mentor. Mark believes in supporting start-ups to realise their potential of becoming sustainable, forward-thinking businesses that will change the financial services industry for the better.
Mark has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry, holding senior front office, operations, and technology roles at global institutions such as Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan, and BNP Paribas.
Mark was head of Financial & Business Services Consulting at Dassault Systèmes, Europe’s second largest software company. Mark led the 3D FinTech Challenge, Dassault Systemes’ financial services accelerator programme, over its 4-year life. It was the first FinTech accelerator to be run at Level39 and became globally renowned as one of the best. Before joining Dassault Systèmes, Mark was Global Head of Business Strategy & Change Management for the Equities & Structured Retail Products division of RBS, where he was responsible for all strategic business initiatives.
Mark has planned, managed, and delivered high profile, strategic and complex global transformation programmes. He is an IBM trained management consultant, and built a successful London based hedge fund. Combine this with his excellent product knowledge and detailed understanding of business strategies, processes, and controls, which he gained from his time as an equities and foreign exchange trader, puts Mark is in a unique position and enables him to coach and mentor from a broad range of experiences.