Archive for September, 2015

Carol Hargrave

Carol Hargrave

Chief Marketing Officer at Klarna @HargraveCarol  |  LinkedIn Profile You have a varied and extensive experience working for a global bank (Citi), a global payments disruptor (PayPal), a FinTech start-up (Bill Me Later), and now a highly successful FinTech company with Klarna.  How would you describe the difference culturally between the different types of business? Well I certainly enjoy payments marketing. I held a variety of roles at Citi, but always gravitated to more entrepreneurial roles…

Maxine Ryan

Maxine Ryan

Co-Founder and COO at Bitspark Limited Hong Kong @MaxieRyan  |  LinkedIn Profile Bitspark is the world’s first cash in, cash out blockchain remittance solution for businesses. We provide backend software for MSB’s to send their customers funds overseas faster and cheaper without any tech knowledge necessary. We’re unique in the Fintech space as our focus is on providing a blockchain solution on the backbone of the cash remittance industry, the MSB’s. We are ‘Swift for the unbanked’…

Tuva Palm

Tuva Palm

Managing Director, Consumer & Issuing at Klarna Stockholm, Sweden @tuvapalm  |  LinkedIn Profile Klarna has successfully navigated the path from FinTech start-up to a global company in short matter of time.   What do you believe has contributed the most to this success? People are our greatest asset. We have so many team members who are bright minded, have the ability to see opportunities, and are brave enough to be willing to take on a challenge….

Harriet Wakelam

Harriet Wakelam

Head of Customer Experience at Medibank Melbourne, Australia @hwakelam  |  LinkedIn Profile Medibank is celebrating a new generation. Generation Better shares the belief that better health leads to better lives. As Australia’s largest private health insurer we cover more than 3 million Australians. We’re improving the way we do things to help all Australians achieve better health. Our relationships with providers mean we can negotiate great deals for our members. Our Members’ Choice network is one of…

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Leslie Berland

EVP, Global Advertising, Marketing and Digital Partnerships at American Express New York City, New York @leslieberland  |  LinkedIn Profile You have been actively engaged at American Express with respect to FinTech and social media and digital for the past decade. We have to ask, are you tired yet? I’ve been at American Express for ten years now and, with each year that passes, I grow more energized and more excited about the challenges and opportunities…

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Anne Boden

Anne Boden

CEO and Founder of Starling Bank, a UK mobile challenger bank. @AnneBoden  |  LinkedIn Profile Anne is a banker and technologist with more than 30 years of experience building and running global banking and payments businesses.
Before Starling she was the Chief Operating Officer of Allied Irish Banks Plc with responsibility for returning the bank to profitability. Prior to this she headed Europe, Middle East & Africa across 34 countries for Global Transaction Banking at RBS…

Scarlett Sieber

Scarlett Sieber

SVP of Open Innovation and Ecosystem Building at BBVA New York City, New York @ScarlettSieber  |  LinkedIn Profile Prior to BBVA, Scarlett was COO and co-founder of a tech startup, Infomous. Outside of work, she is a contributor to the Huffington Post, Forbes, and WeWork. She is a mentor at Dogfish Accelerator and NYC Fellow for Startup Leadership Program (a highly selective, 80-hour, 6-month world-class training programme and lifetime network for outstanding founders and innovators). Scarlett…

Adizah Tenjani

Adizah Tejani

Head of Ecosystem Development at Level39 London, England @Adizah_Tejani  |  LinkedIn Profile Adizah is Head of Ecosystem Development at Level39. She has been in the startup ecosystem for the last five years and understands how to create an environment for startups to grow. At Level39 her work ranges from building and connecting the community of 170 startups to establishing key strategic partnerships with organisations that understand the Level39 ethos. She leads the curation of seven hours…

Seema Patel

Seema Patel

Senior Director, Visa Direct at Visa San Francisco, California LinkedIn Profile Visa Direct is an innovative service that financial institutions can offer to enable secure money transfers to millions of participating Visa cards globally. My team is chartered with commercializing U.S. push payments to Visa cards via the secure Original Credit Transaction (OCT).  This entails engaging the broader ecosystem of stakeholders – service providers, card issuing financial institutions, acquirers, 3rd party processors, etc. on a variety…

Gina Heng

Gina Heng

CEO at Marvelstone Singapore @marvelstonegrp  |  LinkedIn Profile Marvelstone is a private investment group that develops specialized investment strategies and invests in high potential businesses. While finance is at our core, we also have diversified investments in technology, real estate, hospitality, trading and media. We believe in the growth of Asia and we seek to focus on emerging markets in the region. Marvelstone is headquartered in Singapore, it also has regional presence in Hong Kong, and…