Alessandro Hatami

Alessandro Hatami

Managing Partner, Pacemakers


Alessandro Hatami is the founder of advisory firm Pacemakers.io, specialising in digital transformation through partnering in the financial services, banking and payments industries.

He has been a practitioner of digital innovation in finance for over 15 years, holding senior executive roles in several leading-edge global businesses. Prior to founding Pacemakers.io, he was the COO of Digital Banking & Group Innovation Director at Lloyds Banking Group. He was also the MD of UK digital payment processor PayPoint.net and Director of Large Merchant Services at PayPal. He started his career in financial services at GE Capital.

He is a Non-Exec Director at bank challenger Cashplus and an advisor to the executive board of a NYSE traded mobile operator MTS. He is also a mentor to FinTech start-ups and an investor in several early-stage tech companies.

Alessandro is a well-known figure in the European FinTech ecosystem and is a frequent speaker at events across the globe. His latest book “Reinventing Banking and Finance” is scheduled for publication in September 2020.

He holds Engineering degrees from Georgia Tech and the University of Rome “La Sapienza” and an MBA from INSEAD. He lives in London with his wife and two daughters.