Dr Leda Glyptis is the Chief Innovation Officer of QNB Group, the biggest Bank in MENA. As the first CIO in the Group, Leda is responsible for setting up the innovation department, bringing design thinking capabilities to employee-led ideation and mobilization while also opening the gates for market-led ecosystem engagement and innovation.
Leda joined QNB in January 2017 from Sapient, where she was a Director in the Global Markets business, providing digital business transformation consulting services. Her work spanned advising clients on business transformation and change management as well as fintech, digital value chains and the emerging business and technology ecosystem. Leda previously was head of Innovation for BNY Mellon in EMEA. Leda set up the innovation function in-region, developed the EMEA FinTech village for BNY Mellon and built the EMEA Innovation Centre focusing on co-creation with clients and startups to generate new value.
Prior to that, Leda worked in change management across the Bank's investment services businesses. Before joining BNY Mellon, Leda served as Head of Services Development for FinTech startup Great East London Software Company.
Leda holds an MA from King's College, Cambridge; an MSc and PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science.