Ali Raza is a Principal and payments leader at CCG Catalyst working with clients on their strategy, business and operating issues.� He brings deep subject-matter expertise in retail banking, card issuing, merchant acquiring and emerging payments.�Ali joined CCG Catalyst after a very successful career working in Big Four, Boutique Consulting and industry. As a consultant and senior advisor to executive management, Ali has directed and led over 100 high-impact strategy-to-execution engagements across 20 countries (North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia) for leading banks, payments providers, processors, networks, startups and private equity firms.� He has successfully collaborated with senior teams and clients in the US and internationally to grow businesses, expand market share and profitability, drive innovation, improve operating performance, and increase shareholder value.As a recognized industry thought-leader, Ali provides research, analysis and insights into macro payments trends and key drivers.� Additionally, he serves on the Fed’s Faster Payments Task Force and is an Advisory Board member at select early-stage fintech companies.Ali holds a B.A. in Economics from Reed College.
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