Sultan Meghji

Nonresident Scholar
Cyber Policy Initiative
Sultan Meghji is a nonresident scholar in the Cyber Policy Initiative at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where his research focuses on the architecture of the global financial system and the impact of artificial intelligence and quantum computing.
Education

BA, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German

Sultan Meghji is a nonresident scholar in the Cyber Policy Initiative at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. His research focuses on the architecture of the global financial system, cyber and critical infrastructure security, and the impact of artificial intelligence and quantum computing. Meghji has served as an advisor to the U.S. Treasury, G7, FDIC, OCC, and the FBI in the areas of cybersecurity, quantum computing, and artificial intelligence. He is a distinguished member of the Bretton Woods Committee and a member of the Missouri Advisory Committee for the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition.

Currently, Meghji serves as the inaugural chief innovation officer of the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). He was previously cofounder and chief executive officer at Neocova, a financial technology firm focused on providing secure cloud-native AI-based software for community banks and credit unions. Prior to Neocova, Meghji worked on an aid mission to help implement digital banking in Kenya and Uganda. Working alongside fintechs and central banks, he focused on creating peer-to-peer banking solutions in underserved areas. This successful mission resulted in hundreds of thousands of people in Africa and Central Asia gaining access to these services.

Meghji began his career at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, where he developed artificial intelligence systems and first-generation Internet technologies. Over his career, he has provided senior business and technology leadership at organizations including ABN AMRO, American Express, Monsanto, United Airlines, and more.  

Meghji currently lectures at Washington University as an adjunct faculty member and his published works cover topics including artificial intelligence, biotech, big data, analytics, and startups. He is a contributor to the Cyberlaw Podcast and has appeared in a variety of media, including American Banker, Fox, Forbes, Business Insider, the Financial Revolutionist, Lawfare, S&P, and others. He currently serves on the board of St. Louis Public Radio (NPR).

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