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Zeshan Ilyas


Scrum Master/Delivery Coach, Gulf International Bank

Location: Bahrain


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Certified Scrum Product Owner



My name is Zeshan Ilyas and i graduated from Middlesex University with majors in IT and Business Information Systems and started my first job with a software vendor back in 2001. I am Versatile, self-motivated Scrum Master. I have 16+ years’ experience in Digital projects and Agile Scrum projects, specifically 6.5 years in Scrum related projects with proven strengths in, coaching at all levels from user and technical communities to executive boards and involved in Scrum activities across United Kingdom, Middle East and Pakistan.

I seek to help others interested in becoming a Scrum Master and partcipate in various scrum groups, organizations and continuously look for tools and methods to improve the Scrum process.

Work experience

Gulf International Bank, Scrum Master/Coach
August 2015 - Present, Manama, BH
Working as lead Scrum master on a Retail banking project I am serving multiple teams of varying Agile maturity and responsible to coach and facilitate cross-functional scrum team to deliver digital solutions on mobile & Internet Banking channels i.e. customer on boarding, Asset applications, Government bill payment solution and enhanced online customer experience.

Capgemini Financial services, Scrum Master
April 2014 - August 2015, London, GB
As a Senior Consultant and Scrum Master i was hired to work on Digital Transformation project (using Scrum) at Co-operative Bank in Manchester and to provide support in another Scrum project to deliver Customer due diligence (CDD) project on time in HSBC London.

Esperto Ltd, Scrum Master
August 2010 - March 2014, Milton Keynes, GB
With Esperto i worked on various fixed term and complex projects using Scrum, i was fully responsible for the facilitation and the management of immature scrum teams.


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