Richard Pollack

richard pollack

United Arab Emirates

Bio Summary

Freelance consultant enabling leading organisations to realize their full potential by transforming and digitizing their business and operating model, with particular focus on financial services: • Developed and implemented large-scale transformation programs for public and privately-owned banks covering revenue, technology, cost and balance sheet initiatives • Assisted PE investors to identify, acquire and grow promising companies in the financial services space • Developed capital markets strategies and investor communication (e.g., defining performance metrics & targets, preparing activist defense) • Prepared and executed transactions across the balance sheet structure (e.g., capital issuance, non-core asset disposals, carve-outs)


Next Availability:

16 Jul 2023



Employment History

Boston Consulting Group - BCG

Project Leader

Boston Consulting Group - BCG

October 2014 - April 2021

Designed and implemented large-scale transformation and digitization programs for financial institutions and public sector clients. Selected examples: • Developed strategic plan for new CEO of a Danish bank to achieve 5 p.p ...see more

Selected Project Experience

Project Description:
Coordinated delivery of new core banking system for Saudi bank to enable faster time-to-market for new products, accelerated turnaround times and enhanced staff productivity through automation of manual tasks. Operated Project Management Office (PMO); ensuring alignment of workstream deliverables and timelines, creating senior management updates and initiating escalations to resolve bottlenecks

Industry: Financial Services

Topic(s): Information Technology (IT) Advisory


Bachelor's in Economics

University of Oxford



Next Availability:

16 Jul 2023



Language Skills

Country Experience

United Arab Emirates Saudi Arabia Germany



Financial Planning,

Corporate Finance,

Financial Analysis


Digital Transformation,

Digital Strategy,

Transformation Management Office

Information Technology