Michael is Chairman- International Financial Services at Allen+ Honest +Principle [ AHP ] a global company that specialises in
seamless digital and branch transformation for banks around the world.

Founder of Allen International, he has 40 years experience in international marketing and over 30 years involvement in strategic design issues. He grew the company over the last 26 years to be one of the largest privately owned design consultancies in Europe and world leader in financial services having worked for over 350 banks on all 5 continents. Developing digital and physical branch networks to maximise the customer journey in the most cost effective way. As well as creating exciting branch environments that provide strong customer relationships that builds on the banks brand image and values.

Michael’s specialism in financial services has seen him direct a multitude of high profile banking projects with National Commercial Bank (Saudi Arabia), Standard Bank (South Africa), National Bank of Kuwait, Lloyds Banking Group (UK), National Bank of Greece, Intesa SanPaolo (CEE), Raiffeisen International (CEE), Standard Chartered (Asia), BNP Paribas (France/Italy/Turkey), Ak Bank (Turkey), Itau- Unibanco (Brazil), Bancolombia (Colombia), Banamex (Mexico), CIBC (Canada), La Caixa (Spain), Allied Irish Bank (Ireland), ICICI (India), DBS (Singapore), Capitec (South Africa), ABSA (South Africa), Santander (Worldwide), HSBC (Brazil), Virgin Money (UK ) and JP Morgan Chase [ USA ] Prior to forming Allen International, Michael was Managing Director or RPA Europe where he was responsible for all RPA’s European business.

During his successful management of RPA Europe, he supervised a number of major financial services projects with Nat West Bank, Deutsche Bank (Spain) Yapi Kredi (Turkey), VSB Bank (Netherlands), Caja de Madrid (Spain) and Banco Popular Espanol (Spain).