Chris Batt has extensive experience of helping banks to boost profitability. He is an internationally-recognised authority in advising the owners, boards and top management teams of leading banks and other financial institutions, worldwide. He has worked with over 160 banks and other financial institutions in more than 60 countries across Europe, the Middle East, South East-Asia, other parts of the Asia-Pacific region, Africa, North and Latin America.
Chris was elected a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (FCIB) in the United Kingdom in recognition of his status in the UK banking industry and his educational services to top bankers.
Primarily, he works with commercial, private and merchant banks; mortgage and savings banks; investment and securities companies; and competitors to these types of organisation. He also works with central banks and has extensive consulting experience in the insurance field including life, pensions and general insurance.
Chris assignments focus on profit improvement, corporate governance, domestic strategy, international strategy, marketing strategy and selling intensity, credit and market risk management, asset and liability structure policies, technology strategy, human resources management, reengineering and reorganisation, planning & control procedures, management information systems and matters of management style and culture.
Over his career, Chris has held senior positions in six banks/financial institutions and five well-known management consulting firms:
- Jordan Ahli Bank in Jordan, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
- Large Russian Bank: Chairman of the Group Credit Policy Committee
- Visa International, USA - Member of Executive Committee, Head of Global Strategy
- Large Spanish Commercial Bank: Strategy Adviser to the President and to the CEO
- Grindlays Bank, UK - General Manager of Specialised Finance, General Manager of Group Planning
- NatWest Bank, UK - Group Planning Manager, Head of Management Sciences
He has master degrees from Cambridge and London Universities, and a Diploma from Imperial College. He was elected a Fellow of the UKs Chartered Institute of Bankers in recognition of his status in UK banking and training services to senior bankers