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Ian Selbie

Ian Selbie is a highly experienced senior thought leader, people leader and spokesman comfortable in the C-Suite as well as delving into IT, commercial, negotiations and legal details. He has over 30 years’ Asia Pacific and Global experience in large digital transformation and business process engagements in fraud, security, digital banking, government and commercial businesses. His collaborative leadership style fits into multi-cultural, distributed business and technical teams and he is a recognised spokesman in fraud and security matters.


Ian is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and a Certified Information Security Professional (CISSP) by (ISC)2. He is also a Certified Forrester Research CX Pro. He holds B.Sc. Mathematics (University of Otago, New Zealand) and B.Sc (Hons) Information Science (Victoria University, New Zealand) degrees.


As well as individual projects, Ian has contributed major developments at the global and regional industry level, including:


  • Developed and executed a global program for next-generation financial crime solutions that delivers enhanced real-time detection and prevention, while enhancing customer experience

  • Was a key leader of the global team that conceived and created a secure digital banking ecosystem then brought the solution to market globally. Ian later drove the global program for design and development of Machine Learning based risk management and CX platforms

  • Built a business process automation practice that delivered Straight-Through-Processing solutions including: credit card and loans origination systems; off-shore processing centres for major regional banks; A civil registry system; Immigration pass approvals. All of these projects delivered order-of-magnitude improvements in process speed and productivity.

  • Fraud prevention and case management solutions for digital banking for several regional banks in Asia (multiple countries)

  • Anti-money-laundering and case management solutions for several regional banks in Asia Pacific (multiple countries)

  • Card fraud detection solutions for banks and a major card processor in Asia

  • Enterprise Fraud Management strategy services for banks

  • Fraud investigation

  • KYC and CFT solutions for several regional banks in Asia Pacific (multiple countries)

  • Business process automation solutions for Loans Origination including end to end processing and STP

  • Customer service digitalisation and automation solutions


Areas of Expertise

Financial crime solutions

  • Anti money laundering (customer due diligence and transaction monitoring)

  • Real-time Artificial Intelligence based Fraud (Multichannel, Employee, Card, eCommerce)

  • Cyber crime and security

  • Countering the financing of terrorism (payments screening, name screening)

  • Case management and investigation


Commercial & Legal 

  • Preparation and negotiation of contracts & Statements of Work

  • Creative and complex business & pricing models including in premise and outsourced (SaaS)

  • Large opportunity development and management ($50M+)

  • Intellectual property matters

  • P&L management 

  • Vendor and partner management


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