Farzam Ehsani (RSA)
Leader of Rand Merchant Bank’s Blockchain Initiative
Several years ago, in the midst of the Greek debt crisis, soaring gold prices and the credit downgrade of the US federal government, Farzam set out to deepen his knowledge about our fragile global financial system to understand what can be changed so that it can better serve humanity. Over the last few years, this journey has taken Farzam through RMB’s Global Markets, Group Treasury, Investment Banking, and Private Equity divisions as part of RMB’s Class Of programme. He recently helped establish the Foundery, RMB’s FinTech unit, where he is currently leading RMB’s Blockchain Initiative. Farzam believes that blockchain technology will be as transformative to our financial system as the internet has been to the world. Farzam previously worked at McKinsey & Company in Johannesburg, Deloitte Consulting in San Francisco, the Baha’i World Centre in Haifa and the United Nations in Nairobi. He studied economics at the University of California – Berkeley.