David Parker

David Parker

Director, Polymath Consulting


David is the founder and CEO of Polymath Consulting who work on projects and advise organisations across the Cards & Payments industry.

He is an active mentor, NED and advisor to boards.  He advises and/or sits on the boards of:  Cybertonica, 3S Money, Dyneema Group, Trezeo, PiePeople, Zeux and Curve along with others.

His most recent project is the launch of a company with two colleagues called Konsentus that does TPP regulatory and identity checking for PSD2 open banking

In consultancy he has worked across the complete value chain helping banks with their overall E-Money/Prepaid and Emerging Payments strategy right through to market entry analysis; as well as working with telcos, processors and programme managers on segment analysis, certification and membership applications.

Geographically his client assignments have covered Russia, South Africa, Middle East, Europe and Asia; in reality clients have come from all continents other an Antarctic.

He is an active contributor to forums on linkedin and a regular media commentator on the future of e-money/emerging payments.

He chairs conferences and events from Mumbai to Moscow; Las Vegas to London and Johannesburg/Nairobi in Africa to Colombo/Sri Lanka.