Farzad is the CTO of BCB Group. Since 2001, he has served in multiple roles across major tier 1 investment banks, including the platform architect and technical lead for the FX Options platform at NatWest Markets, Head of Credit Risk IT at Deutsche Bank and Head of Engineering for Risk at NatWest. He has been working with DLTs since 2014 – including Ripple, Ethereum and Corda. Notably, he is a key contributor to the Corda open source project. For his contributions and achievements in his career, he was awarded the title of Distinguished Engineer at NatWest.