Alex Jimenez is vice president and senior strategist for program planning, strategy and standards, Enterprise Technology and Operations at Zions Bancorporation. He told Efma’s Boris Plantier about his life and work.
Please tell us a little bit about your background.
I was born in Bogotá, Colombia, and our family emigrated to the US just before I entered high school. We moved, partly for my dad to achieve his dream of working at NASA. While that didn’t pan out, my siblings and I have had opportunities we wouldn’t have had otherwise. Like my dad, I went to school to be a mechanical engineer. After a 10-year career in safety consulting, I received an MBA and moved to banking. I’ve been in banking now for 22 years in various roles including operations management, process improvement, project management, marketing, and strategy development. For the past eight years or so, my focus has been payments and digital banking strategy and innovation.
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