ZTFE (Zoroastrian Trust Funds of England) life member, Rohinton Minoo Kalifa (or Ron) OBE, was appointed by Chancellor Philip Hammond, on 31st May, 2019, to the Court of The Bank of England as a Non Executive Director. Commenting on the appointment of Ron Kalifa, Brad Fried, Chair of the Bank of England’s Court of Directors, said, “Ron brings with him an understanding of payment systems and transformational change which will be of great benefit as we renew the Bank’s real time gross settlement system.”
Ron Kalifa is a strategic and operational leader in the field of eCommerce and payment systems. His early career was spent at NatWest and Royal Bank of Scotland, where he led the development of its online banking services and then led its payments platform, Worldpay for over 10 years. He has served on a variety of corporate and public service boards including Transport for London and the Europe board of Visa and recently was appointed Chairman of Network International, a leading payments operator across the Middle East and Africa. He was awarded an OBE in 2018 for his outstanding contributions to Financial Services and Technology.