Described by The Economist as a “polymath”, Joe DiVanna is the Managing Director of Maris Strategies Limited, an innovation think-tank providing research and advisory services to the financial services industry, global businesses and governments. He is a results-driven entrepreneur, management consultant, author and international speaker.
As a management and strategy specialist for over 30 years, Joe has helped organisations to rethink financial services and to develop strategies for product development and services creation. His specific interest is banking and finance, with a special focus on value management, achieving top-line growth, bringing banking to the bottom half of the economic pyramid, ethical banking, and banking in emerging markets, especially Islamic Banking, African Banking and Chinese Banking.
Joe is also the co-founder of The Banker Magazine’s annual Top 500 Islamic Banks supplement, and a published author of many journals and industry magazines. He features in conferences and executive education programmes around the world.
Joe’s research is used by banks, financial services providers, central banks, government agencies, universities and technology organisations in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. He has provided consulting and advisory services to banks and financial services providers worldwide, including Barclays, HSBC, Citibank, Visa, MasterCard, First National Bank of South Africa, ABSA, African Banking Corporation, Minsheng Bank, Bank of China, Shanghai-Pudong Bank, Everbright Bank, as well as several Middle East financial organisations.
With over 30 years’ experience, Joe encourages his clients and audiences to use their knowledge of the context in which they operate and the international exposure they aim for to devise relevant solutions that are both locally astute and globally relevant.
Joe’s insight on twenty-first-century business centres on the premise that in order to be competitive, all businesses must have a strong value proposition that is memorable, credible, demonstrable, measurable and actionable.
Joe DiVanna’s sharp and thought-provoking insight is shared globally with the banking industry, technology companies, governments, educational centres, professional service firms, manufacturing companies and many other businesses.
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