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Robert Kahn
Managing Director at Automated Financial Systems


Robert H. Kahn, Managing Director Global Banking at Automated Financial Systems is responsible for leading the firm’s expanding business with global banking groups.  Mr. Kahn has extensive experience in banking, technology, and consulting. He is a frequent speaker on topics of risk, information management and the use of benchmarking data sets to drive performance.  Prior to joining AFS, he held management positions with Wells Fargo, Fidelity National Financial, Inc., and the German-based consulting firm INTERPROJECTS.

Mr. Kahn spent 18 years leading the global business efforts at Wells Fargo from London and Philadelphia.  He had line management responsibility for the group’s Financial Institutions Division, chaired the Wholesale Credit Committee, and founded the Consulting Business where he led projects in Europe, Asia and the Americas, including successful twinning programs under the Financial Institutions Development Program of the World Bank.  While at INTERPROJECTS, Mr. Kahn oversaw projects designed to increase sales and marketing revenue, drive strategic thinking, and mitigate risk for international financial institutions and corporate clients. Mr. Kahn also built a successful outsourcing business for Fidelity which delivered Internet banking service to leading financial institutions via a ‘software as a service’ model.

Mr. Kahn earned a B.A. in History from the University of Notre Dame, a Graduate Diploma in European Studies from the Bologna Center in Italy, and an M.A. in International Economics and Foreign Policy from the John Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. 

Mr. Kahn’s professional associations include: The Risk Management Association; Institute for International Finance; Institute of International Bankers; European Risk Management Council; Bankers Association for Finance and Trade; Bankers Association for Central and Eastern Europe

Mr. Kahn resides in suburban Philadelphia, USA with his wife and daughter.  He serves as a Commissioner/Treasurer on the Schuylkill Township Open Space Commission and as a member of the Grants Allocation Commission of the Chester County Fund for Women and Girls.  He is an avid swimmer, passionate oenophile, and strong supporter of historic Valley Forge National Park.

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Agenda Sessions

  • Defining the role of the 1st and 2nd lines of defence: providing an effective challenge


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