Established in 2016, The Fintech Times is a multimedia news outlet centred around our print newspaper (the FIRST and ONLY in Fintech) chronicling all the latest developments in cutting-edge financial technologies including; payments innovation, regtech, banking transformation, AI, cryptocurrencies, trading,  insurtech and many more.

 Fintech needs an authoritative voice that gives the industry credibility, exposure and integrity.  We are that voice with over 120,000 papers circulated each year and our mission is to make Fintech understood and celebrated.

 

London HQ

Katia Lang

Katia Lang

CEO
Katia Lang
Katia Lang ?‍? is the co-founder of Disrupts Media Limited, publishers of The Fintech Times newspaper and Disrupts.com. Originally an artist by education, Katia was already producing a contemporary art magazine by the age of 23.

In 2012, Katia undertook an MBA at the world-renowned University of St. Gallen; subsequently moving into international communications consultancy across Austria, Russia, and Switzerland. With her previous publishing experience, and having built an extensive network across the world of business; Katia moved to London and founded Disrupts Media Limited in 2015. With a growing buzz around fintech and the true emergence of cryptocurrencies, The Fintech Times followed soon after; first going to print in January 2016. Since then, The Fintech Times has gone from strength to strength connecting Fintech with the World, experiencing steady growth in headcount, readership, and revenue.

The journey continues… Let’s take Fintech mainstream ????

Contributions include;

Mark Bolsom

Mark Bolsom

Senior Consultant
Mark Bolsom
Victoria Lincoln

Victoria Lincoln

COO & Strategy
Victoria Lincoln
Victoria has a background in finance and cybersecurity and has tackled a wide range of roles in the company from marketing and operations to business development and reporting on the Asian and Middle Eastern market.  Victoria graduated in Political Science from Durham University specialising in the political economy of oil, rentier economics of the Middle East, and the rise of China. She is now Head of Strategic Operations at The Fintech Times. 

 

Zoya Malik

Zoya Malik

Managing Editor

Zoya
Zoya Malik is Managing Editor of The Fintech Times. With over 30 years of print and digital publishing experience across the UK, Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Zoya has been the Founder and Managing Editor of Sibson Media Limited, a content management company focussed on providing editorial services to the banking, finance and FinTech industries by serving corporates, tech start-ups, GREs, SMEs, publishers and creative agencies. She regularly works with blue-chip clients such as The Economist, FT, Bloomberg L.P and Bloomberg Businessweek Middle East.

From 2012 to 2016, Zoya served as the editor of Banker Middle East, CPI Financial’s flagship magazine targeted at the C-suite banking and finance community in the MENA region. During this time, Zoya supported the Banker Middle East Industry Awards and launched several supplements including Leaders in Financial Technology (LIFT), Product Awards UAE, Product Awards Levant, Cards & Payments ME and a contract publication for Union Bancaire Privée. As a CPI Financial blogger, her posts have addressed issues relating to personal finance, real estate and regional culture.

Zoya has an MA in Social Anthropology from the University of Kent, United Kingdom. She began her publishing career in London in 1987 and her professional experience ranges from magazine publishing, children’s book production, editing online portals and community pages, through to the launching and editing of luxury lifestyle and print and digital B2B and B2C magazines, both in London and Dubai. Zoya has pioneered industry leading magazines for the SME and Renewable Energy industries in MENA. As a freelance editor, Zoya has launched magazines for Citibank, National Bank of Abu Dhabi and UAE National Bonds.

 

Global Reporters 

Ichiro Minamikawa

Ichiro Minamikawa

Fintech Times Japan

Ichiro Minamikawa is a serial entrepreneur based in Tokyo, founded 10 companies in 30 years, mostly by cross-border M&A. Currently advisor to many blockchain startups, and director of several FinTech and HealthTech companies.  Ichiro is involved in several public organizations. He is the founder at Blockchain Tokyo, the founder and chairman at Japan Market Entry Association, and active member of Japan Payment Service Association.

Martine Paris

Martine Paris

Reporter USA
Martine Paris
Martine Paris is a tech reporter covering trends across AI, AR, VR, IoT, robots, drones, mobile, gaming, entertainment, autonomous vehicles, connected home, cryptocurrencies, and blockchain.  Martine now reports on North American developments in Fintech. 

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Athravan Sett

Athravan Sett

Contributing Reporter UK

Athravan joined the Fintech Times as a Contributing Reporter in October 2018. Educated at Oxford University, this rising star of fintech journalism is as comfortable covering the cutting edge of blockchain technology as he is exploring the legacy financial world.

Though a historian by training, he has found himself increasingly drawn to the remarkable ecosystems and unprecedented developments that disruptive technologies are ushering in, and quite fancies being a part of shaping that future.

Contributions include:

Shubham Bapna

Shubham Bapna

Contributing Reporter UK

Shubham Bapna is an Ambitious Writer/Entrepreneur with the ability to get things done. He’s the founder of Fintech focused peer-to-peer E-Learning platform www.learnfin.tech. He runs a start-up Investment network to find the right Investors/Mentors for appropriate start-ups. His Podcasts with well-known Start-ups founders can be found on www.suprcrowd.com.

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