A serial entrepreneur, Igor Khmel, a Ukrainian native, is BANKEX’s CEO and founder. Igor's professional track record includes management consulting at McKinsey and Deloitte in Moscow, and investment & trading at Citadel hedge fund in Chicago. He has had significant exposure to fintech, building a number of startups in California. Igor founded Sberbank Lab, a fintech laboratory at the largest bank in Eastern Europe, which he left after three years to build his own fintech company BANKEX. Igor holds MBA degree from Stanford Business School, MA in Economics from New Economic School and MS in physics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.