Dr. Bernardo Bátiz Lazo
Dr. Bernardo Bátiz Lazo is Professor of FinTech History and Global Trade at Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K. He is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society and the Academy of Social Sciences. He read economics and history and received a doctorate in business administration from the Alliance Manchester Business School. He joined Northumbria after appointments at Bangor, Leicester, Open University and Queen’s Belfast.
His most memorable paycheck: “My first full-time job was as a computer programmer in payroll for Mexico’s transport ministry. Every other week we processed and printed 70,000 Treasury checks on a special kind of green paper. Because of hyperinflation in the 1980s and 1990s, my paycheck was probably worth less than $2 in today’s money. But I was very proud to follow family tradition and give it to my mom.”