Luke Davies

Country representing

United Kingdom

Languages

English
Swahili

Education

  • Newcastle, Institute of Financial Studies
  • MA, Bsc Politics & Intentional Development

Current organisation

Barclays

Current role

Regional Coverage Banker for Africa

Skills and Expertise

Economics
Finance
Insurance
Investment
Politics

Areas of interest

Business
Education
Human Rights
Leadership
Peace and Conflict

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Actions

I work in an international business and I focus on promoting Barclays’ capabilities in Africa. I see myself as an international banker, keen to explore the world and its problems through the eyes of commerciality, which benefits all. My father was born and raised in Uganda and having visited and worked on the continent countless times, I have a determination to do right by the developing world. In my three years in international banking I understand the importance of shared value, having worked directly with a range of Global Corporates and innovative Financial Technology (FinTech) companies. In my current role I work with a wide range of FinTech companies who have a focus on Africa and whilst doing business with these clients, we are affecting the change needed in financial inclusion, but we have only touched the surface. I have innovative ideas in how to grow mobile and cashless banking business in Africa. I need to be at this summit to gain valuable contacts and bring back even more passion and desire to drive the correct kind of growth in these markets that desperately need our expertise. Being at the summit will make this happen, through my experienced networking skills, unrelenting drive for financial inclusion and a sharp eye on the important commerciality pillar in shared growth.