Hiren Shah included in prestigious list of ‘upcoming leaders’ in the transaction banking industry.

BAFT, the international financial services association, has announced its Future Leaders program class of 2018, recognising Pelican’s Hiren Shah as an upcoming leader in the transaction banking industry.

Pelican, a global provider of Artificial Intelligence powered payments and financial crime compliance solutions for banks and corporates, joins a prestigious list of global organisations with outstanding employees recognised by BAFT, including JPMorgan, HSBC, Société Generale, BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank, Barclays, and IBM.

Hiren Shah, a Senior Business Analyst for Pelican based in Mumbai, was inaugurated into the 2018 Future Leader program at the BAFT Global Annual Meeting (Europe) in London. The 2018 program features four project teams to address current industry topics such as correspondent banking relationships, cybersecurity threats, artificial intelligence, and transaction banking recruitment. The class of 2018 will conclude with formal graduation at the annual BAFT North America Conference in Florida in May.

Tod Burwell, president and CEO of BAFT, stated: “We launched this program in 2016 to identify and develop the next generation of leadership in transaction banking. We have since seen program graduates advance important industry issues both within their own organizations and through BAFT. We look forward to the contributions from the class of 2018.”

Hiren Shah, Senior Business Analyst for Pelican, commented: “I am honoured to have been selected for BAFT’s Future Leaders program and to join such an outstanding group of individuals from the transaction banking community. I look forward to working with my colleagues from 16 countries and being able to use my ten years of experience with Pelican’s pioneering AI technology to help identify solutions for the critical industry issues we face.”

Pelican has pioneered the practical application of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) disciplines of Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Machine Learning for global payments processing and financial crime compliance for over 20 years. Pelican has offices in New York, London, Amsterdam, Mumbai, Dubai and Hong Kong.

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