Vice President of Regulatory Impact Assessment, Barclays Investment Bank
Kwasi Affum: Vice President of Regulatory Impact Assessment, Barclays Investment Bank
Kwasi is Vice President of Regulatory Impact Assessment for Barclays Investment Bank, a Director of Viable Enterprise. He is also a founding member of the SlowMoneyClub, and board member for charities and local community projects.
Career-wise, over the last decade Kwasi has gained distinctive experience at several Tier 1 Investment Banks. By working in a diverse range of roles across operations and technology, he has developed a range of skills. These range from implementing technology changes, to writing policies and procedures relating to global financial regulations and performing an analysis.
He currently performs a strategic regulatory role which involves accessing the impact of upcoming regulations on commercial activities. The unique position gives him an insightful view of what regulations are coming further down the line.
The British Blockchain Association
Michelle Chivunga: The British Blockchain Association
Founder of Young Black Business Awards (YBBA)
Donna Wilson: Founder of Young Black Business Awards (YBBA)
Donna inspired with a social and economic vision to empower the social reforms, augment innovations and reinforce entrepreneurships, Donna has been endeavoring to transform future businesses and improve the social and economic state of the nation. For the past few years, Donna has been proactively working on various initiatives and campaigns to drive the thought of next- generation entrepreneurship and to push the reformation of the society towards a determined and vigorous growth.
Donna believes in nurturing future entrepreneurs today by facilitating and educating them with the possibilities and opportunities of the future, along with the knowledge and training required for achieving future goals. In various collaborations and associations with educational organizations and institutions, Donna has been deriving and developing a new-age curriculum to deliver learning experiences required for driving this new vision. She has been shaping and equipping next-generation engagement models for future entrepreneurs, in partnership with social-change agents.
Donna foresees the future of businesses in emerging and transforming technologies like Blockchain, Augmented Reality, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence. Hence, she has been bolstering and pushing the growth of emerging technologies and innovations through her initiatives and projects. She has been driving thought-provoking education, training and experience through institutes which catalyzes the overall social and economic reform.
Director, Founder and Talent Hunter, Engage Transform
Yemi Jackson: Director, Founder and Talent Hunter, Engage Transform
CEO and Founder of Engage Transform, a recruitment and talent developing company assisting organisations in increasing the diversity of talents they attract, developing these talents and optimising output. Yemi is a Senior Executive and dynamic leader with more than 20 years of success in finance, across retail, logistics, housing and property, commercial, and education industries. She has first-hand experience of issues at senior management level in Finance of major corporation having rose in her professional career to CFO in a multi-national company.
Founder of Social Chain
Steven Barlett: Founder of Social Chain
Founder of Social Chain, an award-winning and hugely innovative social media marketing agency, with a collective reach of over 200 million millennials across their platforms and an enviable global client portfolio that includes Apple, McDonalds, and the BBC. Social Chain was set up in 2014 by two young entrepreneurs – Steve Bartlett and Dom McGregor – who dropped out of university to pursue their business venture. Steve Bartlett, Social Chain’s CEO, tells us how they made it.
The Leader and Imagination Officer, Reluctantly Brave
Dawood Gustave: The Leader and Imagination Officer, Reluctantly Brave
The Leader and Imagination Officer at Reluctantly Brave. A graduate from Oxford University in his 30s, Dawood leads a fully inclusive team from diverse backgrounds, offering innovative solutions to clients while using full 360-degree approach. With 50% of Reluctantly Brave’s team female and 43% BAME – they put imagination at the centre of their business.
Founder of Urban Teacher
Mark Martin: Founder of Urban Teacher
Advisor for the major tech brands in the world and advocate for digital skills and education equity. Mark is also the founder of Urban Teacher in 2010 and a thought leader in EdTech, sharing his insights to educators around the world. In 2019 he was awarded an MBE for services to education, to technology and to diversity in UK technology. Genevieve Leveille – Principal Founder of AgriLedger, a FinTech venture aiming to empower agricultural producers by democratizing their access to financial services and improving the transparency of the supply chain.
Editor in Chief of FinTech Alliance
Matthew Yeomans: Editor in Chief, FinTech Alliance
Editor in Chief of FinTech Alliance where he is in charge of shaping the editorial coverage. Matthew has 30-years’ experience in journalism and business consulting specialising in technology, business and sustainability. His writing on AI, FinTech, Big Data, social media and sustainable tech has appeared in Wired, Inc Magazine, The Guardian and other publications.