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A celebration of women Six months ago, BizClik Media Group decided to mark International Women’s Day 2021 with a series of special supplements celebrating the Top 100 Women in FinTech. At a time when women are facing increasing challenges in the workplace due to Covid-19 but finally making headway on gender parity, I am delighted to say that the hardest part of this process was cutting down our nominations to just the very best 100. All of the women featured here had earned their place as well as the respect of their peers, through hard work, talent and determination. They have battled discrimination their entire lives, yet still rise to the top of their professions. Today, we celebrate these women and every woman, and we will continue to do that as a business – 365 days a year.

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Women in FinTech Nominated by you, chosen by us; we celebrate the female executives that are having a profound impact on fintech’s development globally

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ou’d think that expanding our usual Top 10 format would have made the selection process easier, yet that wasn’t the case: we were overwhelmed by the quality and volume of responses generated by our public poll, something that I believe reinforces the powerful impact female leadership is having today. Empowering women in business is something we both ardently support and track as a publication. We congratulate everyone on this list for their dedication, vision, and inspirational leadership.

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President & CEO

US Head of Wholesale Business Financial Crime Risk

Founder

Jill Castilla

Citizens Bank of Edmond

Melissa Kadir HSBC

Lisa Lyon mypensionID

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Vice Chairman

Founder & CEO

Anne Finucane

Caroline Plumb

Bank of America

Fluidly

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Director of Research

Director of Content and Fintech

Lishia Erza Asyx Indonesia 6

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Kate Drew

CCG Catalyst

Elizabeth Lumley VC Innovations


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UK Country Manager

Founder, Owner & CEO

CEO

Charlotte Duerden American Express

Gisele Mwepu OKAPI Sweden

Susanne Chishti FINTECH Circle

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“As long as the top positions in companies are dominated by men, the group of potential female business angels will also remain small”

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Snr Director

CEO and COO

CMO

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Co-Founder & COO

Sina Meier 21Shares

Emily Watson Flywire

Seema Khinda Johnson

Vicki Gladstone Moorwand Ltd

Vidya Peters Marqueta

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Co-Founder and CEO

Country Manager, Switzerland

Founder & CEO

Dr Ayesha Khanna ADDO AI

Mirjam Staub-Bisang BlackRock

Luan Cox FinMkt

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CEO

VP, Corporate Finance and Investor Relations

Snr Director

Carey O’Connor Kolaja AU10TIX

Gabrielle Rabinovitch PayPal

Cinzia Merrill RBC Bank

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CEO & Founder

Executive Vice President

VP of Engineering

Cecilia Repinski Green Assets Wallet

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Jessica Rascionato Citizens Bank

Jan Chong Tally


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Founder

Digital Workplace Programme Manager

CEO

Hannah Forbes The Funding Crowd

Joanne Church Loan Market

Charlotte Crosswell Innovate Finance

Zest Money

“We will deepen and expand our leverage of digital technology and data analytics to deliver real economic impact to clients and communities around the world”

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Head of Strategic Development

Vice Chairman

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Lizzie Chapman CEO & Co-Founder

Karla McKenna GLEIF

Dani Fava Envestnet

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Kahina Van Dyke

Global Head of Digital Channels & Data Analytics

Standard Chartered Bank

Gunjan Kedia US Bancorp

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Head of Financial Risk

CEO & Co-Founder

Associate Director

Cordelia Kafetz Starling Bank

Jenna Huey Ching FortNynja

Helene Panzarino LIBF

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CMO

Head of Solution Architecture

Kristen McGill ZayZoon

Sandra Chattopadhyay Gentwo

Andra Sonea FintechOS

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Director of Research

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Noelle Acheson CoinDesk

Tonya Evans Dickinson Law


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VP

VP, Financial Services

CCO

Tevi Legge ATB Financial

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Christina Lomazzo Blockchain Lead

UNICEF

Laurén Robbins ServiceNow

“Technology has such power to have a human and social impact in financial services. It’s made the sector more accessible and understandable”

Dr Leda Glyptis 10x Future Technologies

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Tracey Davies President

Money20/20

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Chief People Officer

Founder & CEO

CMO

Esra Beyzadeoglu Hepsiburada

Rosaline Chow Koo CXA

Porter Gale Personal Capital

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Head of Marketing

Group Regional Vice President Southern and East Africa

Elisabeth Beemer Truevo

Yolanda Cuba MTN Group

Elisabeth Beemer joined Truevo in 2019 and is currently its Head of Marketing. Truevo is an integrated payments platform.

Yolanda brings a diverse skill set to MTN, having previously worked as an executive at some of South Africa’s largest companies, such as SAB and Vodacom.

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Sofie Blakstad CEO and Founder

Helene Li

General Manager

hiveonline

FinTech Association of Hong Kong

Sofie Blakstad is also acting Chair of the University of Edinburgh’s Futures Institute, which focuses on financial inclusion and societal welfare.

One of finance’s guiding speakers on the topic of sustainability, digital transformation and fintech, Helene’s talent as a leader and influencer are indisputable.


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SVP Marketing

Chief Marketing Officer

Dina Janevski Farcic Centili

As Centili leads the way in finding innovative monetisation possibilities in digital content, Dina Janevski Farcic is playing an important role in supporting its growth.

Jenny Hall LOQBOX

CMO of LOQBOX since 2019, Jenny Hall’s contributions are essential to a company striving to give customers the credit score they need to access borrowed funds.

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Co-Founder & CEO

Founder and CEO

Daphne Ng Dedoco

As blockchain provides the impetus for widespread transformation possibilities, Daphne’s company Dedoco could play an important role in finance’s future.

Rebeca Minguela Clarity

An experienced entrepreneur and finance expert, Rebeca Minguela founded Clarity with the aim of bringing efficiency and equality to capital allocation.

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CFO

President

COO

A former Principal Associate at McKinsey & Co, Dr Jackson joined Capital One Canada in 2012 as a Senior Director. She took over the presidency in 2018.

Prior to joining digital asset wallet platform Zumo, Dagmara Aldridge held important positions at Barclaycard, Travis Perkins and Valitor.

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Practice Executive

Executive Director

Ana Sirbu Nitro Inc Earning a BA in Economics from Harvard , Ana Sirbu’s remarkable career includes positions at UBS, Google Capital, Silver Lake Partners and BlueVine.

Dr Jennifer R Jackson Capital One Canada

Melanie Pickett Northern Trust

Melanie Pickett is also a founding member of Chief, a private network established to help channel and maintain women in positions of power.

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Dagmara Aldridge Zumo

Elizabeth Kukka Ethereum Classic Labs Elizabeth Kukka has been engaged in the important work of fusing technology with human-centric design for over 10 years.


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Global CEO

Vice President of Global Program Management

Katie Bomi Son QARA

A successful businesswoman and author, Katie Bomi Son was selected as a member of the World Economic Forum, Global Shapers Community in 2012.

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Inbal Polak

Co-Founder and Head of Investments

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Inbel Polak’s appointments include being a Board Member of theDOCK and Director of Fund for Digital Assets at YRD Capital.

Darcy Douglas Taulia Inc.

An accomplished fintech executive with over 25 years’ worth of leadership experience. She became VP of Taulia’s Global Program Management in 2020.

“Women should be supportive of any progression achieved by individuals, but this mustn't distract us from addressing the ongoing issue”

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Alexandra Roddy CMO & EVP

Zafin

A graduate of Yale and Harvard, Alexandra Roddy previously worked at Wells Fargo and BNP Paribas before starting at ‘fintech before fintech’ Zafin in 2019.

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Founder

Head of Growth

Gemma Young Women of FinTech

Pam Chuang Revolut

Creator and Founder of a 3,000-strong community promoting gender equality in fintech, Gemma represents the kind of leader the industry desperately needs.

As a growth coordinator Pam Chuang utilises her 15 years of experience to guide the company’s sales, product and marketing strategies.

“[Regarding her nomination] how exciting and what an honor! Thank you!”

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Founder & Global Ambassador

SVP for Social Impact

Calling herself a ‘fintech fanatic’, her career has been dedicated to promoting its benefits. She is frequently cited as one of the most influential women in fintech.

A significant figure in world finance. Across a rich career she has held positions at Morgan Stanley, BNP Paribas, JP Morgan, Capital One, and now Mastercard.

Ghela Boskovich FemTechGlobal

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Marla Blow Mastercard


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Executive VP Corporate Relations and Chief Impact Officer

Co-Founder, Operations Chair

Suzanne DiBianca Salesforce

Suzanne DiBianca’s role at Salesforce goes right back to the company’s origins: she served as President for 17 years and co-founded the Salesforce Foundation.

Michelle Tran

NYC Fintech Women

An inspiring entrepreneur, Michelle Tran channels her formidable experience into helping fintechs accelerate their growth and enhance gender equality.

“Thank you for recognising me! It's great that you decided to expand your [Top 10] list to include even more female leaders”

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Previously an Intern at Yale researching cognitive science, Megan Caywood’s exciting career includes prominent roles at Intuit, Starling Bank and UK Finance.

A seasoned fintech leader, innovator, and subject expert, Anna Maj is one of the sector’s true luminaries. She is also a Senior Lecturer at the CFTE in London, UK.

Megan Caywood Barclays

Anna Maj

Truffle Capital

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Fernn Lim Chief of Staff

Standard Chartered Bank

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Simone Maini CEO

Elliptic Simone Maini is the CEO of Elliptic, a fintech focused on blockchain analytics solutions. Earning a BA in History from the University of Cambridge (2001 to 2004), Maini secured a position at Deutsche Bank shortly afterwards as part of a graduate scheme. Eventually rising to Corporate Finance Business Manager, she became an executive at risk solutions provider Kroll, and then joined Elliptic in 2016, first as COO and then finally CEO.

Currently Chief of Staff for nexus at Standard Chartered Bank, Fernn Lim’s résumé boasts an impressive and distinguishing curriculum of experience, including Head of Culture and Fintech Acceleration at OCBC Bank, and Innovation Strategist at Accenture. Nexus is a banking as a service (BaaS) platform launched by the Bank in 2020 as part of an effort to increase financial inclusion in Indonesia. Holding a number of significant academic achievements, Lim also took part in the University of Oxford’s FinTech programme (2017).


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Romina Guevara

Chief Product & Strategy Officer

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Lucy Gazmararian Founder

Women In Crypto Hong Kong

Finero

With a portfolio of skills that includes product development, digital adoption and strategy, fintech, payments and more, Romina Guevara is a champion of digital transformation. She currently holds almost 20 years’ worth of management experience in the finance industry, gained at notable companies such as HSBC, GE Money, American Express, Citibanamex, and Banco Azteca. Guevara continues to employ her skills and socio-economically-based strategies to great effect at Finero, a company seeking to eliminate the financial exploitation of migrant workers.

Lucy Gazmararian founded Women in Crypto Hong Kong in October 2019. A non-profit organisation dedicated to fostering innovation, education and collaboration within the female-led crypto space, this venture alone would be sufficient to earn her a place on this list. That Gazmararian has previously been an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs, Senior Investment Consultant at Credit Suisse, Associate Director at PwC, as well as currently holding Co-Chair of the FinTech Association of Hong Kong’s Blockchain Committee, only secures that position even further.

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Langley Eide CFO

Mambu Langely Eide is one of SaaS banking platform Mambu’s newest executives, taking on the post in December 2020. Notably, while still an executive at Alteryx (2015 to 2019), Eide was a member of the executive team that launched a successful IPO, which netted her the position of Chief Strategy Officer. Now that she’s part of Mambu’s C-suite, we’re excited for the role she could play in its own public offering, which has been tipped to be on the cards in the next few years.

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Gina Mourtzinou CEO and Co-Founder

SAVVI Financial

Gina Mourtzinou, Ph.D, moved from Greece to the US in the late 90s and began gaining experience as a Portfolio Manager at Ameriprise Financial Solutions. Deciding that she wanted to help people through affordable and effective financial advice, Mourtzinou left the company to co-found SAVVI Financial. “[I decided] it had to be something that made an impact, that made people’s lives better. SAVVI’s mission remains the same today: to give high-quality financial advice to as many people as we can,” she told us.

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“SAVVI’s mission remains the same today: to give highquality financial advice to as many people as we can”

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Christiana Riley CEO Americas

Deutsche Bank Graduating from Princeton University with a BA in Romance Languages and later an MBA from the London Business School, Christiana Riley secured an Analyst position at Greenhill & Co in 2000 and six years later became CEO Americas at Deutsche Bank. Riley’s meteoric rise to prominence at one of the world’s top banking institutions is undeniably impressive, and at the start of 2021 she was inducted into CECP (Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose), an initiative driving for positive societal change through long-term business success.


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CFO

Head of Merchants & Digital Partnerships

Amnah Ajmal

Camilla Giesecke Klarna Holding a Master’s Degree in Accounting and Finance from the Stockholm School of Economics (2000 to 2005), Giesecke’s career is a testament to her skill and talent at business. Giesecke’s previous roles include being an Analyst at JP Morgan Chase, an Investment Professional at Investor AB, Business Development and M&A Director for Saab, and VP of Permobil. She took on her current position at retailer fintech Klarna in October 2017. Giesecke also became a Board Member for Nordic Corporate Bank in 2019.

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Kim Bynan SVP

FIS

Kim Bynan first started at FIS in 2006 as a Senior Financial Analyst. Her role at the company has become more and more vital during her 15-year (so far) tenure; she is now Senior VP and Head of Prepaid and Government Solutions. When we spoke with Kim earlier in the year, her sights were set firmly on the future, “The pandemic changed the way consumers pay and FIS is committed to finding new innovations to continue to lead the change.”

An expert at leading digital and cultural transformation in the consumer banking and payments space, Amnah Ajmal is a finance trailblazer who is familiar with being cited among the industry’s best. In 2005, she joined Citibank and steadily rose through the ranks to become an Asset Business Head in 2010. Ajmal followed this up with a two-year stint at Standard Chartered Bank as both Retail and Consumer Banking Head, and finally joined Mastercard in 2015.

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Diana Dinis VP of Product

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Sujata Bhatia COO

Monzo Sujata Bhatia holds a BSBA from Boston University School of Management (1991 to 1995) and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania (1999 to 2001), graduating in the top 10% of her class. What followed has been an auspicious career with roles at EY, Goldman Sachs, Bain & Co, a 16-year stint at American Express, and finally Monzo, which she joined in 2020. Her deft leadership and industry knowledge will be invaluable to the digital bank as it seeks to overcome significant challenges in 2021.

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Mollie

Currently the VP of Product at pioneering Dutch fintech Mollie, Diana Dinis’ perspective on her wider role is summed up succinctly on her LinkedIn profile: Characterising herself as someone who challenges the status quo, Dinis states, “I cultivate innovation, provide vision and align strategy that gives rise to resourceful solutions to complex challenges. I promote a culture of respect, collaboration and partnership between senior business leaders and technology teams.”

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Devie Mohan

Co-founder and CEO

Burnmark

Often counted among the most influential fintech influencers in the world, Device Mohan is an author, speaker and commentator whose opinion on the industry garners respect and influence. More than this, though, she is also the CEO and Co-Founder of Burnmark, a fintech research company that generates insights used by challenger banks, M&A firms, governments, academic institutions, and innovation hubs. Mohan’s influence on the finance industry is clear and her place on our list is well-deserved.


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Carol Nelson CEO

Monzo US Carol Nelson was recently announced as the new CEO for digital bank Monzo’s US expansion. She had previously been working for the company in a Strategic Advisor capacity since 2019. Nelson’s significant finance experience includes over 20 years as a Bank of America executive, CEO/President/Director of Cascade Bank, CEO of the Washington State Department of Revenue, and much more.

“You can be a leader no matter what your role in a company is […] you can lead in so many different ways. That’s what I encourage people to do”

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Mariquit Corcoran

Group Chief Innovation Officer

Barclays

A significant figure in finance for over 20 years, Mariquit Corcoran’s credentials as an innovator have been solidified by executive positions at Goldman Sachs, FTV Capital and now Barclays. Known to be an exceptional role model for her colleagues and a firm advocate for gender diversity in the workplace, Corcoran’s ascendence to Group CIO was built on years of dedicated work at Barclay’s US office.

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Carla Ghosn

Head of Emerging Fintech

Visa

As Head of Emerging Fintech at Visa since 2015, it could be argued that Carla Ghosn’s contribution to the sector is almost as influential as the company itself. Responsible for generating valuable new revenue streams, fostering innovation and leading partner engagement, her skill set fuses IT, sales and financial experience gained from companies like CipherCloud and Salesforce. Ghosn is also an entrepreneur: she founded MyCaal, a real estate financing venture, in 2010. She holds a BSc in Computer Engineering from Southern Methodist University and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania. Ghosn’s importance to emerging startups as they explore ways to scale and develop sets her apart as a key figure in fintech.

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Shyama Rose

Chief Information Security Officer / Head of IT

Affirm

Receiving a Macintosh Quadra 650 for her 14th birthday, Shyama Rose immersed herself in early 90s internet culture. As her interest in tech grew, Rose began diagnosing the security flaws of industry giants like Microsoft and IBM, earning consultation work from these firms in the process. From there, she held positions at Live Nation, NASDAQ, Avant, and Amount that fueled a strong desire to protect people online. In addition to her present duties at Affirm, which she took on at the beginning of 2021, Rose also features as a prominent keynote speaker on the subject of security, has written several Center for Internet Security benchmarks, and sometimes performs as a lecturer for New York University’s ‘Application Security’ course.


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Judith Erwin CEO

Grasshopper Although she’s primarily known for being the CEO of Grasshopper, the US’ first digital commercial bank, a position she rose to in 2016, this is merely the latest development in Judith Erwin’s successful career. Having previously worked as banking executive for a number of years, Erwin was primed to begin her own fintech venture with Square 1 Bank in 2005, which was eventually sold to Pacific Western Bank in 2015.

“I have three decades of experience in an industry run by middle-aged white men with only white men on the boards. The industry also had broken customer experience and lacked innovation”

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Zoe Adamovicz

CEO and Co-Founder

Neufund

A serial entrepreneur, an expert in startup success, and a guiding voice on the subjects of technology, fintech and venture capital, Zoe Adamovicz has previously been recognised as one of Forbes’ ‘Top 50 Women in Tech’. Adamovicz co-founded her first company, Concise Software, in 2006. It was the first but decidedly not the last; she also co-founded Xyo and Polidea in 2009, PRIORI DATA in 2013, and Neufund in 2016. Neufund is a blockchainbased fundraising platform that has so far raised €20m (US$24m) in capital and registered over 11,000 investors to date. As this technology continues to inform the discussion surrounding financial services’ evolution, Adamovicz’s entrepreneurial flair will be a guiding light. fintechmagazine.com

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Kathryn Petralia

COO and Co-Founder

Kabbage

Despite choosing to major in English Literature at Furman University (1988 to 1992), Kathryn Petralia’s precocious interest in technology at the age of nine would serve her well when she co-founded lending fintech Kabbage in 2008. Prior to that, Petralia had been working across tech, payments and ecommerce since the early 90s. Although she remains part of Kabbage’s board as COO, Petralia has not rested on her laurels. Indeed, her résumé is a testament to a rich range of interests and capabilities, including Co-Founder of Drum Technologies, Board Member of PadSplit, and Board Member of CARE, the latter of which fights global poverty through the empowerment of girls and women.

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Lucy Yueting Liu

President and Co-Founder

Airwallex

As the world embraces fintech it is simultaneously enabling payments solutions that aren’t hindered by borders or boundaries, and Lucy Yueting Liu’s company Airwallex, of which she is President and Co-Founder, is an industry leader in achieving just that. Launched in 2015, Airwallex came about when Jack Zhang and Max Li asked Liu, Xijing Dai and Ki-Lok Wong to help them develop a low-cost, cross-border solution for importing coffee cups. It has subsequently gone on to become the fastest Australia-native startup to reach unicorn (+$1bn valuation) status. Prior to Airwallex, Liu held positions as a Product Analyst at Barclays and an Investment Consultant at CICC. Between 2017 and 2018 she was also a Board Member for FinTech Australia.


TOP 100 WOMEN

“Citi is an incredible institution with a proud history and a bright future”

04 Val Yap

CEO and Founder

PolicyPal

If ever the world needed help understanding insurance, it’s now. In 2016, Val Yap had the foresight to create insurtech PolicyPal, a free app that allows the user to manage their coverage from one integrated platform. To date, Yap has been listed among Forbes’ ‘30 under 30’ and Fortune’s ‘40 under 40’ in recognition of her prodigious achievements in finance so far. Her career has been diverse both before and after finding success with PolicyPal: she was a broker at Allianz, an associate at PwC, and assistant VP at OCBC Bank. Furthermore, since 2018, she has continued to teach as a fellow of the Singapore University of Social Sciences, where she covers fintech and resource activities.

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Jane Fraser CEO

Citigroup Although all the women on this list are innovators in their field, Jane Fraser holds the distinction of being a genuine history maker. The first female CEO of a leading Wall Street investment bank, her career and thorough experience make her more than equal to the challenge. Fraser was born in St Andrew, Scotland, and was previously a partner at McKinsey & Co for over 10 years. Her consistently high level of achievement has not failed to garner industry praise, with both American Banker and Fortune singling her out in consecutive years. Fraser is emblematic of the success that female executives can attain when an organisation opens itself to equality. fintechmagazine.com

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“Diversity is one of Nubank's core values and we are very committed to acting on opportunities to make ourselves and the whole industry an even more diverse and inclusive place”

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Cristina Junqueira Nubank

Co-Founder

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atin America represents one of the most exciting developing fintech markets in the world, and our poll’s runner-up, Cristina Junqueira, is one of its key pioneers. Listed on Fortune’s ‘40 under 40’, Junqueira co-founded the Brazillian digital-only Nubank in 2013, which has since gone on to serve over 25 million customers nationwide and achieved a valuation of $10bn. Ever dedicated, she reportedly signed the company’s first round of investment documents while in labour with her first child. Truly, Junqueira earns her nickname ‘Brazil’s wonder woman of fintech.’

Prior to Nubank, Junqueira worked as a consultant at Unibanco, Booz Allen Hamilton, and BCG. She completed a BSc (2000 to 2004) and MSc (2004 to 2006) in Industrial Engineering at Universidade de São Paulo, and was selected to a ‘one-year accelerated programme’ in Finance and Marketing at Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management (2007 to 2008). As Latin American fintech inevitably gains stature as some of the best globally, we can’t wait to find out how Junqueira will personally influence its direction.

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“I launched Starling because I wanted to offer people a fairer, smarter and more human alternative to the banks of the past”

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Anne Boden

CEO and Founder

Starling Bank

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orn in Bon-y-maen, Swansea, Boden graduated from the city’s University in 1981 with a degree in Chemistry and Computer Science. Most well known as the CEO and Founder of the Starling Bank, she earned her stripes in finance across a 30-year career that included roles at Lloyds Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, PwC, UBS, Aon, RBS, Allied Irish Banks, and more. Although she primarily operates within finance, Boden’s concentrated focus on technology throughout her

career has undoubtedly contributed towards Starling Bank’s recognition as one of the UK’s best banks for three consecutive years. Her vision and talent will certainly guide its future innovation as the battle between incumbents and digital challenger banks continues. Not just a successful woman but also a firm believer in the ability of women to succeed in business, Boden exemplifies all the qualities that female leadership can and does bring to global finance.

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