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Renier is our Visiting Professor of Fintech and Innovation. He has held leadership roles in a variety of financial institutions in Europe and the USA including GE Capital, Barclays and PayPal. Renier has also held a number of non-executive and advisory positions in fintech start-ups.
Chris is Director of Innovation and Transformation and he is responsible for delivering and supporting strategic change initiatives and product innovation.
After working at the British Bankers Association (BBA) – which is now UK Finance – and at the Financial Times, Chris moved into financial education. He has vast experience of developing, delivering and promoting education programmes in the financial services sector.
Helene is a former banker turned entrepreneur, educator and investment readiness adviser in fintech.
She is a mentor and advisor who has helped over 15,000 of small to medium enterprises (SMEs) understand, prepare for, and access funding options at all stages of their business growth.
Helene is an adviser to a number of fintechs, including Yovo, a fourth generation utility token business, and Biid, a digital identity platform based in Spain.
In 2016, her book – Business Funding for Dummies – was published by Wiley and she was named a Top 10 Influencer in SME Funding in 2016. She has also contributed to The Entrepreneurs’ Network (TEN), The Parliamentary Rose Report on Female Funding in FinTech and The Scale Up Summit on Female Founders Raising Post-Seed Finance.
Rob is a digital marketing strategist and trainer specialising in digital transformation, digital banking, customer journey mapping, website and app user experience, ecommerce and mobile marketing.
He is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Burn the Sky – a digital strategy and training business that works with over 20 financial services clients. These include American Express, Aviva, AXA, Barclays, Barclaycard, CVC Capital Partners, Commercial Bank Qatar, Coventry Building Society, Danske Bank, Deutsche Bank, Dubai Islamic Bank, Faysal Bank, HBL, HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group, Mashreq Bank, Piraeus Bank, Qatar National Bank, Public Bank, Santander and UOB.
Rob has written three best practice books:
Richard is a specialist in the convergence of digital technology and financial services. Richard started his career at NatWest and Royal Bank of Scotland, working retail banking, and front-line, advisory, strategic and senior line-management roles.
After 20 years, he became the Strategy Director of Monitise – a technology start-up specialising in mobile banking and payments software. The business grew to a peak $2bn valuation with deployments in Europe, the US and Asia.
Richard now advises businesses on their fintech strategies, as well as writing industry research and delivering executive education on fintech.
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