Shafique, Head of Group IT responsible for the overall IT Operations and spearheads digital transformation at Al Fardan Group, a renowned family business in the Gulf region active in the Forex, Cross Border Remittance, Financial Services, Jewels and precious stones and Real Estate. With over 18 years of experience across innovative payment solutions, cross border remittances, IT infrastructure, Cyber security and Ecommerce, a professional who seamlessly cuts across technology and business verticals to combine the key aspects of both. Active member of Blockchain consortiums and leading digital transformation. Delivering projects combined with natural business acumen to provide leadership on critical growth initiatives within payment industry. Shafique holds a Master’s Degree in Information Technology with various other IT industry certifications and awards.