Joe DiVanna

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Joe DiVanna Bio

Described as a polymath by The Economist and as "brilliant and fresh" by the Mark Twain Institute for his cutting edge approach to strategy development, Joe DiVanna is a thought leader and speaker to global business audiences. As Managing Director of Maris Strategies, Ltd., a Cambridge-based think-tank for business and financial services, he provides strategic consulting services to 130 banks worldwide, multinational corporations, energy companies, telecommunications companies and numerous government agencies.

A prolific author, his numerous books on business, finance, technology and strategy are published in Europe, North America, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia.

Joe DiVanna's perspectives on global business are featured on CNBC, Dubai One, Citi 7 TV and Summit TV in South Africa. His views on local banking issues in Africa can be heard on the South African radio talk show MoneyWeb. He is a regular contributor to The Banker, Financial Times, New Horizons, FinWeek, Islamic Banking and Finance, Middle East Banker, Gulf Business News, and Financial World Magazine.

His relaxed and engaging style enables him to quickly build a rapport with his audience, making his key messages impactful and memorable.

Recent clients include:
ABSA Bank, ABSA Islamic Bank, AMR Research, Axalto, Bank of China, Bohai Bank of China, Barclays Bank, BMC Software, BT Global, BUPA, Business Insights, Chongqing Bank, Commercial Bank of Qatar, Clore Leadership, Contax, CRAC, Credit Suisse First Boston, CR2, EPTDA, Europe Arab Bank, Forrester, Hewlett-Packard, Gatehouse Bank, House of Performance, IBM, Ideas UK, Innovateurs, Institute for Leadership and Management, J.P. Morgan, Lafferty Group (World Cards Intelligence), The Law Society, Lexmark, MasterCard, MasterFoods International, Merchants Bank of China, MEDEA, Microsoft, Minsheng Bank, Misys International, NCR, National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts, Parametrics Technology Corporation, PIC Solutions, RUSI, RWE N Power, SAPPI, Scottish Housing Association, Shanghai Pudong Bank, TNS Sofres, TowerGroup, Troika Dialog, UBS, UK Graduate Program, Visa International, and the conferences ABTEC, ASHRM, Banking Technology Africa, Payments Middle East and MEFTEC.