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Keith Bear

Keith Bear

Associate Partner

Based in London

With a career spanning 35 years, Keith is an expert in financial markets, business strategy and transformation, and blockchain.

In his most recent role, Keith was the Industry Leader for financial markets globally at IBM, working with banks and market infrastructure firms worldwide. His most recent work was on blockchain deployment in financial markets and fintech innovation. Previously, Keith was a partner in IBM’s Consulting business, a co-founder of IBM's original Risk Management Practice (which he grew into a multi-million dollar business) and also led IBM's Financial Markets consulting practice in the UK. His passion? Working with major clients globally on large transformational engagements and innovation initiatives.

On leaving IBM at the end of 2018, Keith took up a new role as a Fellow at Cambridge University’s Centre for Alternative Finance, part of the Judge Business School. Keith also is on the advisory board of 3 fintechs and mentors at the Barclays/Techstars Rise accelerator.