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Alex Jimenez: Fueling Digital Transformation

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MachineLab – by Naqsh Haque

Alex Jimenez: Fueling Digital Transformation

From Bogotá to banking, Alex Jimenez has navigated a journey of innovation and resilience, leaving a lasting impact on the financial services industry, from Fintech to Digital Marketing.

“There’s no such thing as an average day. Every role I have ever had in my career has been in roles where I didn’t have an average.”

These are the words of Alex Jimenez, fintech influencer and Managing Principal at EPAM Systems. From the bustling heart of Bogotá, Colombia, to the industrious banks of Salt Lake City, Alex's journey traces a remarkable arc of ambition and innovation. Born into a family anchored by an engineer father who dreamt of joining the ranks of NASA, Alex inherited a passion for mechanics that would fuel his own dreams. Yet, as an international migrant at the age of 13, and a freshly graduated mechanical engineer during a market downturn, his path was never destined to be straightforward.

A detour into the world of insurance at CIGNA, initially planned as a brief stop-over, evolved into a decade-long tenure that laid the foundation for his MBA. The banking world then beckoned, and he found himself at Fleet Bank, a role that would redefine his career trajectory. From executing corporate strategies to managing project offices, Alex delved into the dynamic terrain of banking, his mechanical roots shaping his approach to translating strategic visions into tangible actions.

Today, at EPAM, Alex continues to shape the financial services industry, leaving an indelible mark on every organization he's touched along his journey. Named to several influencer lists in Fintech, RegTech, Blockchain, InsurTech, Innovation, and Digital Marketing, and a regular speaker at industry events, he is a force to be reckoned with. His insights have graced the pages of esteemed publications such as The Wall Street Journal and The Boston Globe, and his influence extends even beyond the financial world. His story is one of adaptation, resilience, and unyielding ambition, a testament to the power of relentless pursuit of one's passions.

We had the privilege of sitting down with Alex and asking him a few questions about banking, fintech, and what the future holds...

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