Omer Ahsan leads Innovation & Propositions for the Commercial Bank at HSBC. As part of his role, he is responsible for integrating new technologies to enable growth of the business, alongside exploring new digital models that add to the capabilities of the bank and respond to client needs better. He is the HSBC representative on We.Trade, which is a blockchain based trade platform being developed to support SME trade by a consortium of seven European banks. Prior to this, he spent two years as the Head of Propositions in the Global Trade and Receivables Finance business at HSBC. He was Director, International Corporate Banking at Barclays responsible for integrating and growing corporate banking business across 14 markets in Africa and establishing new operations in Asia and U.S. He was also responsible to co-ordinate digital transformation of the business.