A great strategic and financial plan is important, but the real trick is in effective implementation.
This is where GBRW differ from mainstream strategy consulting firms. We have all been professional bankers and understand that a beautiful plan is meaningless unless it is practical and achievable. We work with investors looking to establish greenfield financial institutions, and financial institutions seeking to review or change their strategic performance or direction.
This includes commercial banks and finance companies, specialist leasing, factoring, asset finance, Microfinance Institutions, or peer-to-peer lenders, as well as Development finance institutions, Multilateral Development Banks, and donor agencies. Our strategic approach covers three key stages: formulating the strategy, implementing the strategy, and monitoring strategic performance. We have also developed financial plans, projection, and valuations models for a wide range of different institutions and projects.
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Director, GBRW Learning Limited
Johnny is a senior level financial services strategist with a 35-year career as a strategy consultant and trainer, banker, economist and financial journalist. Prior to joining GBRW in 2010, he was for 14 years the head of Lloyds Banking Group’s International Advisory Services business, directing and leading financial sector consulting and training assignments across the globe, with a focus on transitional markets. He was also the head of Strategy & Innovation for Lloyds Bank’s Corporate Transaction Services unit, a business with a turnover of more than $500 million.
Johnny’s main strengths and interests lie in strategy development and implementation, organisational development, business planning, financial inclusion, and addressing the financing needs of SMEs. He has particular expertise in Balanced Scorecard development, on which he has run workshops and delivered consulting projects for a number of banks. By helping them apply structured analytical tools and methodologies, Johnny enables his clients to position themselves strategically in the market to take advantage of changing opportunities, and to manage their risk exposure, while making optimal use of their capabilities and brand image. His professional experience covers a range market segments, including SME, Retail and Corporate banking, as well as specialised product areas such as Trade Finance.
He has worked extensively in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, the Caribbean, Central & Eastern Europe and the countries of the former Soviet Union. Johnny has a BA in Economics. He speaks English, Arabic, French and Portuguese.