Meet Ramy

Meet Ramy

  • Studied IT Management at École des Mines de Nantes
  • Joined in September 2016

“I studied IT Management at one of the top engineering schools in France. It was the perfect choice for me as it catered to my interests in technology as well as the business world. I joined LSEG as an intern initially, having heard about the Group during the penultimate year of my studies, which I spent in the UK. I was quite interested in finance, so it seemed like an opportunity to learn more about the industry whilst also developing my IT skill set.

“My first rotation was with the Collateral IT team within LCH, which is a key part of LSEG’s Post Trade operations. I joined the team in the midst of a long-term change management project; this involved implementing a new internal framework for developing software. The transition to the new development methodology impacts how the Technology division is organised and how the various teams interact with each other, with new roles put in place, new processes to follow and new tools being used. It requires adopting an entirely fresh mind set and then gradually introducing this across different parts of the business. The end goal is to increase the quality and efficiency of the software that we build throughout the Group.

“I was given what is known in IT as a SCRUM Master role, helping to oversee the changeover process to the new software development framework. This meant liaising with different parts of the Technology division, setting up meetings between the key stakeholders and helping to resolve any issues that arose during the transition.

“My current rotation, with LSEG’s IT Enterprise team, is more strategic and has a greater analytical focus. The team is responsible for shaping the future technology strategy of the Group and putting any new strategic IT decisions into practice. My role involves evaluating the performance of LSEG’s IT assets portfolio and feeding this back to the key decision makers. This information allows them to take informed decisions on how to optimise our software and hardware usage and to reduce the business risk around this. It’s been fascinating learning about our technology operations and seeing how they impact different areas of the business.”