Robert is the Chief Operating Officer – Middle East at Gilded. Based in The United Arab Emirates, Robert has over 20 years of experience working as an executive in the Financial Services space, including Frontier and Emerging Markets across the UAE, U.K., U.S., and Africa. Over the past two decades, he has worked diligently to implement strategic initiatives, embedding relevant risk and governance frameworks with a thorough knowledge of regulatory requirements. For over ten years, Robert served as the Chief Operating Officer Dubai and Global Head of Operations at Tellimer. He has also honed his skills at several other international firms, including GMG Dubai, StoneX Group, UBS AG, Citi, and HSBC. Robert is a highly experienced COO with a passion for leveraging human potential and technology to develop and execute solutions to significant scale problems while minimizing associated risks. Robert has proven his ability as an executive globally, delivering change management projects, offering cost reductions, and demonstrating excellence in raising the bar on execution.