Michael SalmonyCEO at Payments Innovation
Dr Michael Salmony is an internationally recognised leader on strategy of business innovations in digital and financial services with a particular focus on Payments, Open Finance, FinTech, Digital Identity and Electronic Money/CBDC.
He is board-level advisor to major international banks, industry associations, regulators and finance bodies across the world and regularly helps shape future directions in all key decision making bodies (e.g. European Commission/ECB/European Parliament in Europe, and central banks from Japan to Uruguay and Kazakhstan). For the last 10 years he has served as Executive Adviser to the Board of Worldline Financial Services, helping to bring them from a local player to become the world’s 4th largest financial processor of transactional services, which handles over 17 trillion Euro per year.
He also works with multiple regions where Open Finance is currently emerging - for example with the World Bank in Central Asia, as Board Member of Fintech Africa, as Advisory Board Member to Mastercard in Latin America, as strategic partner to FinTech Istanbul on all matters Open Banking, Platforms, FinTech, APIs, Neo-Banking, and further digital financial services.
His views are much in demand as keynote speaker at international events and he appears on
TV/Radio/all electronic media on advances in finance and is quoted extensively (e.g. Financial Times, Harvard Business Manager, New Scientist, The Economist and governments from Ghana to Malaysia).
He teaches at the Oxford Business School on "AI in Fintech and Open Banking” and has published much own original work which has been translated into many languages including German, Italian, Dutch, Finnish, Polish, Danish, Turkish, Russian, Chinese and Japanese. He is extensively networked into the new financial services space and has the top 5% most viewed profile out of the 600 million members in the world’s largest professional network LinkedIn.
Previous positions include Director Business Development of leading national central bank (Bank of the Year, Best Innovator Award).
Before entering the world of finance, he helped transform companies and business models in many industries as IBM's Director of Market Development Media and Communications Technologies.
He studied at the University of Cambridge UK and is married with two millennial children.