Global Head of Technology, Prudential
Stephen Barnham joined Prudential in August 2021 where as the Group Head of Technology, he is reimaging insurance. Stephen believes passionately in the power of innovation to disrupt financial services and sits on several corporate boards where he advises on digital strategy. He is an early stage investor and advises several Fintech and Insurtech start-ups. He is responsible for driving Prudential&rsquos digital strategy through the development and implementation of contemporary technology. With decades of experience in global financial services and technology, he joined Prudential from MetLife where he was Chief Information Officer for Asia, before that he was Group CIO for Financial Markets at Standard Chartered Bank. Prior to joining Standard Chartered Bank, he held various senior technical roles at Nomura Securities, Lehman Brothers and Morgan Stanley and started his career developing software for guided weapons system at BAE Systems. Currently residing in Singapore, his career has also taken him to other parts of Asia and Europe. Stephen is an adjunct lecturer at the National University of Singapore and an undergraduate student studying Ethics at the University of Oxford. He speaks fluent Japanese and holds a Bachelor&rsquos Degree in Computer Science and Mathematics.