Brian AleriBA
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Brian Aleri

@aleri

Product Management Expert based in Kenya. 17 years experience in financial services.

Kenya
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What I'm looking for

I've been working in the financial Industry for 17 years, and I've worked on everything from product development, credit administration, business development, to operations and in different organisations from startups to multi nationals. I am looking for the opportunity to bring all of these knowledge and experience to bear in a role where I can leverage these experiences and learnings.

I’m Brian, an experienced product management consultant from Nairobi, Kenya with 17 years’ experience in Banking, Product development, Fintech, Operations, Micro-Lending, Business Development, Payments, and Strategy. Led the development of Dime, a marketplace that enables workers in Africa all secured by their future earnings. Loan tickets range from $5 to $250. Dime provides financing for essential goods (food & home care packages), empowerment loans (BNPL) and micro loans.

Experience

Dime Consultants Limited logoDL
Current

Chief Product Officer

Dime Consultants Limited

Nov 2022 - Present (1 year 6 months)

• Spearheaded product development initiatives for a fintech startup, driving sales growth and market penetration in the SMB sector.
• Led the development and successful launch of checkoff lending, a financial product targeting small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) resulting in a 25% increase in loan portfolio within the first year.
• Managed cross-functional teams to ensure seamless integration

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Product Consultant

Dime Consultants Ltd

Jun 2018 - Oct 2022 (4 years 4 months)

Led the transformation of product ideas from their most formidable stages into actionable concepts, timelines, and projects while maintaining a serious consideration of the financial implications, marketing needs, and the overall objectives of the business. Provided the strategic product direction Including vision, innovation, design, product development, project management, marketing, conducting

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Senior General Manager

Ngao Credit Ltd

Mar 2021 - Oct 2022 (1 year 7 months)

Brought on board to provide vision and define strategy for business growth and expansion, customer operations, change management, business risk mitigation, digital transformation, operational efficiency, and energize managers and teams to optimize performance and profitability, while serving as liaison with the Board of Directors of this non-deposit taking Microfinance Institution.

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Product Development Manager

State Bank of Mauritius

Aug 2018 - Feb 2021 (2 years 6 months)

Directed product management, taking ownership of product pricing, product development, go-to-market strategy, and market penetration for all the Bank’s products (assets, liabilities, prepaid and credit cards, digital and off-balance sheet products) to enhance customer experience and accelerate product sales.Increased revenue per customer by 15% over two years.

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Manager - Liabilities Products

Chase Bank Ltd

Apr 2017 - Jul 2018 (1 year 3 months)

Accountable for the management and growth of the USD 550 million liabilities products portfolio, including savings account and fixed deposit. Defined and executed product strategies and roadmaps to ensure they compete successfully across all vertical and horizontal market segments for direct and indirect customers.Grew liabilities book by 7.2% over 18 months.

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Service Delivery Manager

Chase Bank Ltd

Nov 2011 - Mar 2013 (1 year 4 months)

Led service delivery operations at the Kisumu Branch, championing excellence in customer service delivery and enhancing customer experience. Established risk and audit rating goals and achieved 87% in branch risk and audit ratings over two years, exceeding the target of 75%. Oversaw initiatives to help maintain regulatory compliance and foster good banking practices.

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Credit Administration Officer

Chase Bank Ltd

Jun 2008 - Jun 2010 (2 years)

Advanced through a promotion, managed two staff members and the bank’s SME portfolio.
Reduced SME book PAR (portfolio at risk) from 15% to 11.5% over two years by enforcing credit appraisal and approval processes and performing perfection of security prior to loan disbursements.
Coordinated collection of fees and commissions due to the Bank, and prepared periodic management and CBK reports on loan

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Business Support Officer

Chase Bank Ltd

May 2006 - Jun 2008 (2 years 1 month)

Performed domestic and international payment transactions (telegraphic transfers, cheques, RTGS, EFT’s, direct debits and standing orders), ensuring 98% accuracy in processing customer instructions.
Carried out inter-bank transactions through the CBK Clearing House and ensured nil penalties from the CBK.

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