Who is Who

North America

Lian Zerafa

Capco Partner

Capco role and focus
Lian Zerafa is a Partner at Capco in the Toronto region. Lian is a global knowledge leader in banking, wealth management and capital markets, and helps global financial services organizations navigate through complex technology, strategy and regulatory issues.

Industry expertise
With nearly three decades of experience, Lian started in the early 1980s as an associate research astronomer and excelled at using technology to solve difficult scientific problems. In the 1990s, Lian focused on two problems: designing large complex scalable systems, and delivering them on-time, on-budget and on-quality. As a product architect at Cognos, he was able to help change the way commercial products were delivered significantly reducing product defects while improving delivery predictability.

Professional background
For the past fifteen years at Deloitte and Financial Models, Lian has managed line of business practices and delivery teams focused on the business of technology for financial services. He has established himself as a leader in banking technology strategy and delivery and is known for his breadth of experiences and his depth of knowledge. He has worked with executives from over thirty financial services clients worldwide across a wide range of problems including system implementations, architecture strategy, business transformation, merger acquisitions and integration, and regulatory reform. He has delivered large scale projects such as branch platform renewal, retail bank sales force automation, legacy re-platforming and more recently, wealth front office transformation. Lian has presented at seminars internationally, has published white papers and has reviewed books for Addison-Wesley’s Computer Science Series.