Trio of senior consultants join Axis Corporate

15 May 2019 3 min. read
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Axis Corporate has strengthened its UK-based team with the appointment of three senior consultants. Maria Charlafti, Anastasia Tsoupidi and Bruce Withers join the global consultancy from Capco, Certua and Ericsson, respectively.

Axis Corporate is a global consulting firm which focuses on financial services, insurance, real estate, energy, technology and telecom. In the UK, the consultancy exclusively serves the financial services industry.

As financial entities bid to adapt to a new age of digitally driven competition and seek to disrupt the market for themselves by tapping into innovative technologies, Axis is working to better support its client base.

In late 2018, this saw the consultancy hire Chis Allen as its new Digital Director. Allen took up the role in Axis Corporate’s London office, bringing more than a decade of consulting experience with him to meet rising client demand for digital implementation and delivery.

Now, as Axis Corporate looks to strengthen its deep market insight drawn from a range of industry backgrounds, it has hired a trio of consultants to further bolster its London outfit. Maria Charlafti, Anastasia Tsoupidi and Bruce Withers bring diverse expertise to Axis Corporate, gained at leading consulting firms and businesses.Anastasia Tsoupidi, Maria Charlafti and Bruce Withers join Axis

Maria Charlafti has particular expertise in digital banking, operational and regulatory change, as well as financial crime compliance and risk and control. Charlafti was most recently a consultant within Capco’s capital markets team. During her year-and-a-half with the firm, she advised major UK-based asset managers and financial institutions. Prior to this, she was a consultant at Atkins, where she was part of the company’s Whitehall and public sector practice.

Anastasia Tsoupidi joins from Certua, where she gained deep experience delivering value via B2B and D2C channels, working with developers, stakeholders and partners across multiple countries. A specialist in the technological transformation of the financial services sector, Tsoupidi was also previously a Senior Associate in Technology and Lead Business Analyst at PwC UK.

Bruce Withers arrives at Axis Corporate from Ericsson, where he was a Performance and Change Manager. In this role, he co-ordinated a project to simplify workstreams and improve organisational efficiency across the digital services business operations in Europe and Latin America. Earlier roles for Withers included Project Manager at Libra Europe Consulting and Senior Consultant at Barloworld Logistics, based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

“These three senior consultants join Axis Corporate at a particularly exciting time," Daniel Meere, UK Managing Director of Axis Corporate, said. "Digital disruption is reshaping the financial services industry and we are working with a broad spectrum of fintechs, banks, challengers and other financial services providers to enhance the solutions on offer to consumers and SMEs alike. The combined experience of the Axis Corporate team offers a compelling proposition for established businesses seeking expert guidance on digital and operational transformation as well as new market entrants wanting to define and build their market footprint.”

Related: Management consultancy Axis Corporate partners with FinTech firm Aicura.