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Michael Allen

Founder, Allen International

Founder of allen international, Michael Allen, has 40 years experience in international marketing and over 30 years involvement in strategic design issues. He has grown the company to be one of the largest privately owned design consultancies in Europe and world leader in financial services.

Michael’s specialism in financial services has seen him direct a multitude of high profile banking projects with ABN AMRO Bank (Worldwide), National Commercial Bank (Saudi Arabia), Mashreq Bank (UAE), Standard Bank (South Africa), National Bank of Kuwait, Lloyds Banking Group (UK), Home Credit (Russia), National Bank of Greece, Intesa SanPaolo (CEE), Raffeisen International (CEE), Erste Bank (CEE), Standard Chartered (Asia), BNP Paribas (France/ Italy/Turkey), Akbank (Turkey), Itaú-Unibanco (Brazil), Bancolombia (Colombia), Banamex (Mexico), CIBC (Canada), La Caixa (Spain), Allied Irish Bank (Ireland), Deutsche Bank (Germany/Spain), Garanti Bank (Turkey), ICICI (India), AmBank (Malaysia), DBS (Singapore), Capitec (South Africa), ABSA (South Africa), Santander (Worldwide), HSBC (Brazil), and Virgin Money (UK).

Prior to forming allen international, Michael was Managing Director for RPA Europe where he was responsible for all RPA’s European business. During his successful management of RPA Europe, he supervised a number of major financial services projects with NatWest Bank, Deutsche Bank (Spain), Yapi Kredi (Turkey), VSB Bank (Netherlands), Caja de Madrid (Spain) and Banco Popular Espanol (Spain).

Michael has in-depth experience of marketing brands and managing corporate identity projects. Prior to joining RPA, he was Vice President and Deputy Managing Director of Landor Associates. He led a number of major projects on behalf of clients including Carlsberg, Nestlé, Sandoz, Dunhill, Unilever and United Distillers (Johnnie Walker).