We find many different backgrounds and stories at axefinance, and yet we often hear a common refrain:
WORK HARD / PLAY HARD
In Their Own Words
Prashanth Karthikeyan, Country Manager and Global Presales
I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from Mumbai University and an MBA (Finance) from the School of Business Management, NMIMS, Mumbai. I have previously worked in MNCs like Tata Consultancy Services where I learnt software development life cycle management and project management by working with global clients, and NatWest Bank, where I gleaned how large global banks operate, particularly in the lending domain wherein as a Credit Manager I led several automation initiatives in the Bank.
I joined Axe Finance in early 2019 where I continue to leverage my past & present experiences […]
John Patrick Pascual, Marketing Specialist
Growing up in a family of businessmen and accountants, I have always been fascinated by business and finance. I pursued this interest by obtaining a bachelor’s degree in BS Entrepreneurship from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, followed by a master’s degree in international business from Hult International Business School in Dubai. I decided to focus on the field of Marketing, and it has been honed through more than three years of experience in the MENA region.
I can honestly say that joining axefinance is one of the best decisions I’ve made thus far. […]
May Gargani, Chief HR Officer
Having spent her youth in the United States, Tunisia, and Egypt, studied in the UK, launched her professional career in Libya, and held several regional positions, May has had the chance to build an international experience and has consequently developed and instinctively cultivated a cross-cultural background. She obtained several degrees from various institutions, including a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the American University in Cairo, a master’s degree in HR Management and Organizational Analysis from King’s College in London, and an Executive MBA from the Mediterranean School of Business, an AMBA London accredited business school in Tunis.
Sirine Jelassi, Business Development Consultant-North America
From Tunis to the United States to Canada, following my American High School journey in Washington DC, I joined the University of Ottawa in Ontario from which I graduated in Commerce and Finance. The idea of joining axefinance family was mainly driven by my passion for the business world specifically the banking industry, along with the emerging and innovative FinTech industry. This combination happens to be at the heart of axefinance’s core business. Joining such a global company involves dealing with colleagues & clients from across the globe and requires a certain level of flexibility, cultural awareness & openness […]
Ngoc Truong (Ruby), Business Development Manager
I graduated from the University of Paris Pantheon – Assas – with a Master of Projects Management. Since the time I came back to Vietnam in 2015, my cumulative years of experience have allowed me to work through multiple positions in the financial and banking industry, from an RM for a Korean bank to a project leader of a leading bank in Vietnam and now a Business Development Manager for the Fintech market. Before joining axefinance family, I’ve had a chance to experience the French culture and to work with partners from various countries in the world, which makes me comfortable and familiar with axefinance global culture since day one.
I graduated from HEC Montréal – Canada with a Master of Science in Financial Engineering after a Telecommunication Engineering Diploma from Sup’Com. I’m also a certified as an International Professional Risk Manager.
My cumulative years of experience have allowed me to work in various environments but always within the financial industry, namely, asset management, software development, consulting and banking.
Formerly a Manager at EY, I’m specialized in digital transformation initiatives within financial services. After an experience in EY’s audit business, I moved to their fast-growing Advisory practice where I led various transformation programmes ranging from banking solution implementation to digital strategy execution for leading banks in the Netherlands, France, Belgium and Tunisia. I joined axefinance in September 2017 to drive its European growth from the Netherlands. By starting this thrilling new journey, I look forward to supporting axefinance’s European growth strategy, building on my advisory experience, I will strive to go the extra mile in helping my clients achieve their digitalisation agenda by offering a cutting edge solutions that lay the groundwork for a data driven lending business model!
With a master’s degree from SKEMA Business School (IS & Business Consulting), I worked at SAP LAB and IDEE before joining the axefinance family in 2012. In a typical day at axe, I contribute with my team to deliver world-class Loan Origination solutions, find sustainable answers for our customers and enhance PS’s delivery process and best practices. I joined axe to work in an international environment and embrace challenges like cross-cultural awareness, and mastering international lending and risk policies. What I appreciate most at axe is learning from highly skilled and open-minded managers in credit and risk management. The atmosphere has always been friendly; I remember last year after a Go Live in Luxembourg, we were invited by one of the bank employees to eat couscous prepared by coworkers. It was delicious!
Latifa, Ph.D., Integration Engineering
I joined axefinance early 2018, when I performed my joint Ph.D. research (The Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal & ISITCom Tunisia) I have several international contributions related to the BPM, Software Engineering and Health Informatics research areas. I’m attracted by both technical and business sides of my role at axefinance, since banking has always been a challenging industry for me.