Top 100 Women in Fintech 2019

LATTICE80 in collaboration with Miss Kaya presents the 2019 complete list of top 100 Women in Fintech you need to know and follow around the world.


Last April, we released our first Top 100 Women In Fintech, and this year, we are back with a refreshed list for you for the year 2019. This effort reflects our commitment to female empowerment and thus focus on identifying the top leaders in Fintech globally.  

Women continue to be underrepresented in both the financial services and tech industries. It is no wonder that female leadership in Fintech, a field at the intersection of both industries, remains wanting. Diversity is a cornerstone of successful organisations especially in these day and age where businesses are globalised, and gender diversity is undoubtedly an important aspect of it.

In coming up with this rendition of the Top 100 Women in Fintech list, we took care to provide a fair representation of women across different geographies and the roles they play in the Fintech ecosystem.

Key Highlights from the list

  • The 5 cities which saw the most number of female Fintech leaders in our list this year was: London (17), Hong Kong (12), New York (10), Singapore (8), and San Francisco (8)
  • 44 women hold key management positions in Fintech and Blockchain startups; 26 spearhead efforts in enablers such as accelerators, government agencies, support communities, or research institutes; 20 are from corporates; and 10 are Fintech or Blockchain focused investors
  • Also, 34 women on our list last year are on our list again for 2019

By showcasing and highlighting these ladies and their achievements, we also hope to inspire more women to increase their participation in building the global Fintech community into a more vibrant one.

A very warm congratulations to all ladies nominated!

LATTICE80 remains committed to recognising and advancing the contribution of female leaders as a global community partner to the financial technology industry and its sub-categories like blockchain, insurance, lending, personal finance.

This report was done in collaboration with Miss Kaya – a lifestyle driven financial platform for the modern woman – led by Gina Heng has been to ensure that the leaders identified are some of the best inspiration for the next generation of women in Fintech. Miss Kaya was created upon realising the remissness of platforms understanding and attending to the financial needs of women.

Disclaimer: The list has been arranged in alphabetical and not in rank. Also, in case you think we have missed someone or wish to suggest a correction, please drop us a line on

Top 100 Women in Fintech 2019:

Name Position
Company, City
LinkedIn Twitter
Amnah Ajmal Group Executive – Products and Innovation Head, North America

Mastercard, New York

Amy Nauiokas Founder, President, CEO

Anthemis Group, New York

Anju Patwardhan Managing Director at Fintech VC / Fund of Funds

Creditease Wealth Management, San Francisco

Anna F Anna Friedrich Head of Marketing and Communications

collectAI, Hamburg

Anna Maj Fintech Leader


Anna Scally Fintech Lead

KPMG Ireland, Dublin

Antoinette O’Gorman Executive Advisor Crypto Fintech Compliance

San Francisco

Arifa Khan Founder

Himalaya Exchange, London

Benedicte Nolens Head Regulatory Affairs Asia and Europe, CCO Asia

Circle, Hong Kong

Blythe Masters Chairman of the Board of Directors

Hyperledger Project, New York

Brit Blakeney Anghelakis Executive Director, Head of Innovation & Ecosystems for Hong Kong

DBS, Hong Kong

Cao Yang Director, AI in Finance

SenseTime, Shenzhen

Cat Rüst Head of Innovation Technologies, GWM, Greater China

UBS, Hong Kong

Cecilia Repinski Executive Director Stockholm Green

Digital Finance, Stockholm

Céline Lazorthes Founder, CEO


Chie Ito Founder


Claire Calmejane Chief Innovation Officer

Société Générale, Paris

Clare Gambardella Chief Customer Officer

Zopa, London

Connie Gallippi Founder, Executive Director

BitGive, San Francisco

Cordelia Kafetz Head of Fintech Hub

Bank of England, London

Cristina Junqueira Co-Founder, VP

Nubank, São Paulo

Daphne Ng CEO

JEDTRADE, Singapore

Devie Mohan Co-Founder, CEO

Burnmark, London

Dr Ayesha Khanna Co-Founder, CEO

ADDO.AI, Singapore

Ekaterina Sannikova Head of Russia Technology Centre

Deutsche Bank, Moscow

Elena Ionenko Business Development

Turnkey Lender, Singapore

Elsa Qiu Director, Assistant President

Blue Helix, Singapore

Emma Gutman BD of Hi-Tech / Blockchain / Crypto / ICO

Herzog, Fox & Neeman, Tel Aviv

Emma Margetts Head of European Operations

Visible Alpha, London

Fatema Ebrahim Board Member

Women in Fintech Bahrain, Manama

Fernn Lim Director

SC Ventures, Singapore

Gabrielle Inzirillo Director, Fintech

Plug and Play Tech Center, Paris

Gal Landau-Yaari Head of Research – The Hogeg Blockchain Institute

Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv

Ghela Boskovich Head of Fintech and Regtech Partnerships

Rainmaking Innovation, London

Gina Heng Founder, CEO

Miss Kaya

Helene Li Co-Founder

GoImpact, Hong Kong

Iren Tranvåg CEO

Nordic Finance Innovation, Oslo

Isabella Carvalho Strategy and Innovation

AIA, Hong Kong

Janet Cowell CEO

Girls Who Invest, New York

Jekaterina Govina Advisor to the Board Member

Bank of Lithuania, Vilnius

Jelena Ewart Co-Founder, Partner

Upside Partners, San Francisco

Jenna Huey Ching Digital Ninja

MyMy, Kuala Lumpur

Jude Cook Co-Founder, CEO

ShareIn, Edinburgh

Julia Groves Partner and Head of Crowdfunding

Downing LLP, London

Kathryn Petralia Co-Founder, COO

Kabbage, Atlanta

Katia Lang CEO

The Fintech Times, London

Katie Bomi Son Global CEO

QARA, Seoul

Kaushalya Somasundaram Managing Director, Head of Fintech Partnerships

HSBC, London

Kelcey Gosserand Program Director, Developer Advocacy North America

IBM, New York

Kelly Loeffler CEO

Bakkt, Atlanta

Kristy Duncan CEO Co-Founder

Women in Payments, Toronto

Lisa Nestor Head of Partnerships, San Francisco

Lizzie Chapman Co-Founder, CEO

ZestMoney, Bangalore

Louise Beaumont Co-Chair Open Banking & Payments Working Group

techUK, London

Lucy Yueting Liu Co-Founder, President

Airwallex, Hong Kong

Maaike Steinebach CEO – Hong Kong and Macau

Visa, Hong Kong

Mai Fujimoto “Miss Bitcoin” Founder

Miss Bitcoin

Martha Mghendi-Fisher Founder and Chair to the Board

European Womens Network, Amsterdam

Megan Caywood Managing Director – Head of Digital Strategy

Barclays, London

Melinda Roylett Head of Europe

Square, Dublin

Meri Williams CTO

Monzo, London

Mihriban Ersin Tekmen Co-Founder, COO

Colendi, Istanbul

Mio Takaoka Partner

Arbor Ventures

Misha Rao CEO Founder

Haus of Fintech, London

Momina Aijazuddin Global Head of Microfinance

International Finance Corporation, Washington

Natalie Miller CEO

Green Fingers Mobile, Cape Town

Nisa Amoils Managing Director

Republic Labs, New York

Ola Doudin Co-Founder, CEO

BitOasis, Dubai

Olga Feldmeier CEO

Smart Valor, Zurich

Olivia Wang Head of US

ZhenFund, San Francisco

Rahav Shalom Revivo Fintech and Cyber Innovations Manager

Israel Ministry of Finance, Jerusalem

Raja Al Mazrouei Executive VP

Fintech Hive at DIFC, Dubai

Renu Bhatia Co Founder

Asia Fintech Angels, Hong Kong

Rosaline Chow Koo Founder, CEO

CXA, Singapore

Sarah Biller Co-Founder and Member Board of Directors

Fintech Sandbox, Boston

Scarlett Sieber Advisory Board Member

Village Capital, New York

Seema Khinda Johnson Co-Founder, COO

Nuggets, London

Sheila Warren Head of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology

World Economic Forum, San Francisco

Sinead Barry MD – Financial Services and Programme Lead for Fintech Innovation Lab

Accenture, Dublin

Sinhae Lee Partner

Global Blockchain Innovative Capital, San Francisco

Sofie Blakstad Founder, CEO

hiveonline ApS, Copenhagen

Sonia Wedrychowicz Head of Technology Transformation Consumer and Community Bank

JP Morgan, New York

Soulla Louca Professor and Director – Blockchain Initiative

University of Nicosia, Nicosia

Stephanie Lau Hedge Funds, Family Offices & Private Equity Consultant

Bloomberg, Hong Kong

Susan Oh Co-Founder, CEO

MKR AI, New York

Susanne Chishti Founder

Fintech Circle Institute, London

Tammy Ahn Managing Partner

Jenga K, Singapore

Tanya Andreasyan Managing Director & Editor-in-Chief

FinTech Futures, London

Theodora Lau Advisory Board Member

Envel, Washington

Tram Anh Nguyen Co-Founder

Centre for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship, London

Val Ji-hsuan Yap Founder, CEO

PolicyPal, Singapore

Valeria Kholostenko Chief Marketing Officer

LUKSO, Berlin

Veronica Fung Co-Founder, CEO

FoundYou, Hong Kong

Viola Llewellyn Co-Founder, President

Ovamba Solutions, Maryland

Wendy Sun Senior Product Director

Tencent, Hong Kong

Winnie Sun Digital Financial Advisor Council

CNBC, Los Angeles

Yael Rozencwajg CEO

Blockchain Israel, Tel Aviv

Yasmeen Al Sharaf Head of Fintech & Innovation

Central Bank of Bahrain, Manama

Yolande Piazza CEO

Citi Fintech, New York

Yosha Gupta Consultant – Digital Payments and Financial Inclusion

International Finance Corporation, Hong Kong


Last updated: 26 March 2019


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