Anthony Iban

Creative Director/Managing Director

London, United Kingdom
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About me

Running an internationally renowned event across three continents to an audience up to 20,000 people worldwide. Attracting chart-topping artists, influencers and industry leaders such as Stormzy, Mo Gilligan, Reggie Yates, Chris Eubank Jr, Ms Banks, NSG, Alec Boateng, Tunji Balogun and Anthony Saleh. I have demonstrated my passion to strategically plan and deliver complex projects for clients, meeting the briefs, budgets and timescales. I am committed to the whole event package, taking time to identify the events’ needs and objectives in relation to the economic climate and emerging trends. At the core of my success to date is my ability to build excellent communication networks around events which ensure that all parties and fully aware of progress and expectations are managed effectively. I have produced a wide range of events for the likes of Virgin EMI, Puma, Ends Festival, Shoreditch House and We Are FSTVL, dealing with talent, agents, licensing and risk management to ensure the smooth and professional delivery of the event and the integrity of each brand.

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  • Event Management
  • Music Events
  • Promotion
  • Promotional Campaigns
  • Marketing
  • Marketing Research
  • Artist Management
  • Brand Activation
  • Brand Partnerships
  • Music Programming

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • archtype


    • Design
  • DLT Brunch

    DLT Brunch

    • Events
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    deutsche bank

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      Work history


      Creative Director

      DLT Brunch

      May 2016
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Created an event organisation which produces and delivers live events globally, attracting some of the world’s leading headliners. • Booking artists and negotiating fees with agents in line with the event budget and the profile of the event brief • Preparing sponsorship proposals for maximum exposure and ROI • Participating in safety advisory meetings with local authority groups to ascertain event parameters including rigging, de-rigging and emergency procedures • Ensuring all establishment policies are in place and adhered to by all parties and that the relevant documentation of risk assessments, licensing agreements and scheduling is in place • Collaborating with creative designers to establish themes and design effective marketing collateral for event promotion across all media channels • Sensitively managing the brand across social media platforms, using effectively to gain the most appropriate exposure through targeted channels • Creating bespoke events from a blank canvas for We Are Festival, Virgin EMI, Puma, Ends Festival, Shoreditch House and Disturbing London, taking the concept to successful delivery and making a significant impact on image and brand integrity • Effective talent management, from recruitment and development to selecting resources based on team dynamics and project delivery requirements • Consistently delivering high standards of customer service exceeding expectations and continuously improving performance


      Portfolio Manager


      Jun 2017 - Sep 2019
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Injected value add support to projects, providing planning input, scoping and financial management to ensure projects ran to time, brief and budget. • Oversaw 30 different projects and applications managing change across multiple functions • Ensured that data protection regulations were adhered to through the SharePoint site to store and track project data, enabling easy access to information for strategic planning and promotional campaigns • Collaborated with the Portfolio Manager to create reports on standards for programme and project management, generating data for regular progress reports and opportunities for continuous improvement/development • Reviewed PMO processes (RAID, Planning and Change Control) to keep progress within the objectives of each project and promote best practice • Collaborated with application managers to identify potential risks, mitigate issues and set realistic dates for completion • Produced and presented monthly reports to senior stakeholders on progress and training status


      Project Manager

      Deutsche Bank AG

      Apr 2016 - Apr 2017
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Reporting to Global Markets Technology MD, improved the overall support infrastructure, maintenance and governance of the Portfolio Risk Calculator Programme, servicing four major clients and optimising the efficiency of the £15M annual budget. • Enhanced the bank’s ability to calculate collateral and security balances, while improving internal risk controls to mitigate the effects of the global market downturn • Collaborated with CEOs and Managing Directors, directing stakeholder communications and driving robust reporting • Improved backlog completion by 50% to 30 cases per week by streamlining and prioritising effectively • Created database of project deliverables to ensure programmes and projects met timescales and addressed briefs • Significantly enhanced data analysis for budgets and burn rates across the 115- person international team • Efficiently managed project resources in compliance with the target operating model (TOM) for Russia, US, UK and Singapore teams • Created the 2017 budget plan, presenting regular updates to senior stakeholders


      PMO Analyst

      BNY Mellon

      May 2015 - Jun 2016
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Employed Waterfall methodology for a multibillion-dollar organisation, saving $1.5M per year through supporting the Enterprise Payment Hub, upgrading the processing system and winding down an obsolete payment facility. • Implemented an $80M upgrade of the account structure to increase ease of access and reinforce the accuracy of thousands of clients’ details and business development opportunities • Realised $5M in cost savings through architecture migration to BNY Mellon enhanced payments platform • Secured $20M in additional resources as a result of articulately presenting the case for investment to the C – Suite committee • Liaised with major clients, including Western Union, to facilitate early platform migration and minimise technical / service disruptions • Supported the planning, implementation and facilitation of various phases of internal platform assimilation • Retired the CHAPS payment system within the bank to implement SWIFT, liaising with IFT SME’s to upgrade the payments system



      Mar 2015 - Mar 2016
      • New York, United States
      • International Business Practice


      Mar 2014 - Mar 2015
      • London, United Kingdom
      • MA International Security & Diplomacy, Univ. of East Anglia, UK, 2015. Dissertation: Resolving India’s Energy Challenge


      Sep 2008 - Jun 2013
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Human Rights,




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