Maha El Dimachki

I’m a business leader with experience across multiple geographies, with a strong emphasis on risk management, regulation, setting a strategic direction, delivering change and a passion for diversity and inclusion.
Throughout my career, I’ve devised and delivered strategies to enhance sales performance, risk management and governance and control processes, working in high pressure environments with multiple stakeholders and leading highly motivated teams in times of change. I’ve lived and worked in Europe and Australia, with teams and clients in various geographical locations across numerous cultures.
I have taken this experience to my current role to set up the first Payments Department, delivering the supervision strategy for payments as well as appointed the accountable executive for the delivery of PSD2.
In recent roles at RBS, I delivered operational exit of products, services and markets as part of the bank’s cost reduction and simplification strategy. My experience includes design and build of bank partnership arrangements; I am experienced in dealing with budgets of £100m+ and have a strong cost focus.
With a passion for diversity, I always play a leading role in positive yet challenging conversations and driving change.
I have built and led diverse teams, ensuring provision of tools and training, particularly in rapidly changing market and regulatory environments. Engaging with, and influencing internal teams and business heads, as well as external parties and regulators, has featured throughout my career. I’m able to communicate objectives clearly and gain support without direct reporting relationships.
I have substantial capacity for work volume and complexity; in recent years I have retained accountability for key deliverables while gaining significant incremental responsibilities.
Outside my corporate roles, I’ve brought my business skills to bear in Board and other roles with not-for-profit organisations including charity and school governor roles.