Meet the team
We are committed to valuing diversity and seek to provide all staff with the opportunity for employment, career and personal development on the basis of ability, qualifications and suitability for the work as well as their potential to be developed into the job. We believe that people from different backgrounds can bring fresh ideas, thinking and approaches which make the way work is undertaken more effective and efficient.
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- Jason WilliamsCEO
- Mark WalkerEditorial Director
- Claire WoffendenEditor
- Raf De KimpeChief Commercial Officer
- Chris SwalesArt Director
- Polly HarrisonFeatures Editor
- Francis BignellJournalist
- Dominic BroughHead of Digital Production
- Deepakk ChandiramaniBusiness Development Director
- Richie SantosdiazExecutive Economic Development Advisor (Emerging Markets)
His role was to continuously provide tailored made solutions to meet the client’s requirements in a business-to-business environment and worked with some of the world’s biggest publishers to do this. These include Haymarket media group, World News Media, Future plc (formerly Highbury House) and Global Trwade Media, to name a few.
Jason is most regarded and known for establishing and co-founding Fintech Finance and the Fintech Finance Magazine. He spent four and a half years building the brand and its titles into the widely recognised and respected publications they are now known to be.
Jason is the CEO of the fintech times and also the Co-Founder of the Fintech Power 50.
A former Senior Adviser at UK trade & investment, where he used his time to build contacts in technology, IoT and Smartcities sectors, as well as the investment and accelerator environment. Managing a team of seven, his role facilitated a good understanding of the London technology environment. He then continued his passion for supporting Start-up and Scale up organisations by joining London & Partners as the tech & urban specialist on the Mayor’s international business programme. Helping London companies internationalise.
Having now stepped out of the public sector, he is continuing to support ideas, Start-ups and Scale-ups as the editorial director of the fintech times and co-founder of the Fintech Power50.
Claire is an experienced editor and writer with 25 years of experience in the publishing industry. As a tech journalist, Claire has covered every subject possible over the years, from the launch of broadband and next generation mobile networks to the arrival of the metaverse and Web3.
Raf De Kimpe
Starting his career in a software research centre in 2010, Raf spent the last 6 years in the fintech industry. Heading a fintech ecosystem in Belgium as Director of Business Development & Community, Raf developed a passion for the industry and events. Having successfully executed large and small scale events in different industries and around the world, Raf is now the CEO of Fintech Week London and CCO for The Fintech Times.
After relocating from London to York, Chris launched Yorkshire Creative Media – an independent media company with international clients – designing publications within the areas of Fintech (The Power 50 Annual and The Fintech Finance Magazines), Business & Corporate Governance (Ethical Boardroom Magazine), Ford Motors (Ignition for TrustFord) and HomeServe (Warm&Dry Magazine).
Polly Jean Harrison is an award-winning journalist, content creator and general opinion holder from North Wales specialising in digital media. Having written for a number of major publications on a whole host of topics, Polly has been with The Fintech Times since 2020, with a particular interest in spotlighting women in the industry and the incredible things they do. When she’s not writing she can usually be found crocheting, snacking and hanging out with her dog.
Digital and print journalist.
Having lived in seven countries with over 15 years professional experience, he spent almost 5 years until 2018 with PA Consulting based in London, having a portfolio of high-level government and multinational corporate clients in Europe, North America and the Middle East. He now uses the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as base of operations.
Richie is currently the Head of Strategy for Dubai-hqed RISE as well as a volunteer mentor in Middle East and Africa for the Mayor of London’s International Business Programme
Ania del Rosario
Middle East & Africa
Vanessa joined TFT in March 2019, contributing Stateside news and reports.
- Ripple’s Quest to Unleash Trillions in Global Payments
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- Dr. Doom On The Future Of Money At BlockShow Americas
- Summer CryptoTravel Guide: Escape To Blockchain Island
- Brock Pierce’s Restart Puerto Rico: Cryptolife A Year After Hurricane Maria
- Brock Pierce interview: Tales from the Bitcoin floor
- niTROn Summit: TRON announces the tokenisation of BitTorrent
From time to time The Fintech Times editorial team partner with a industry leader to perform and lead our editorial functions within the Newspaper and online content, pervious guest editors have included:
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- Jim MarousGuest Editor
- Brett KingGuest Editor
- Chris SkinnerGuest Editor
- David ParkerGuest Editor
- Ghela BoskovichGuest Editor
- Ruth WandhoferGuest Editor
- David BirchGuest Editor
- Theodora (Theo) LauGuest Editor
- Devie MohanGuest Editor
- Lawerence WintermeyerGuest Editor
Jim has been featured on CNBC, CNN, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, The Financial Times, The Economist, The American Banker, Fintech Finance and Accenture and has spoken to audiences worldwide.
Marous has also advised the White House on banking policy and is a contributor for Forbes and the Breaking Banks radio show.
King hosts the world’s first and #1 ranked radio show on FinTech called “Breaking Banks” (177 countries, 6.5 million listeners). He is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Moven, a successful mobile start-up, which has raised over US$47 million to date, with the world’s first mobile, downloadable bank account, available in the United States, Canada, UK, Indonesia, Russia, Tanzania and New Zealand.
Named”King of the Disruptors” by Banking Exchange magazine and the “Godfather of Fintech” by The Australian newspaper, King was voted American Banker’s Innovator of the Year, voted the world’s #1 Financial Services Influencer by The Financial Brand and was nominated by Bank Innovation as one of the top 10 “coolest brands in banking”. He was shortlisted for the 2015 Advance Global Australian of the Year Award for being one of the most influential Australians living offshore. His books have been released in over a dozen languages and he has achieved bestseller status in 20 countries. His fifth book Augmented: Life in the Smart Lane is an international bestseller, top 10 in North America and has remained in the top-10 on Amazon for 2 years. Bank 4.0 is his latest bestseller and is available in a dozen languages
In his day job, he is Chair of the European networking forum The Financial Services Club, Chair of Nordic Finance Innovation, as well as being a Non-Executive Director of the Fintech consultancy firm 11:FS. He has been voted one of the most influential people in banking by The Financial Brand (as well as one of the best blogs), a FinTech Titan (Next Bank), one of the Fintech Leaders you need to follow (City AM, Deluxe and Jax Finance), one of the Top 5 most influential people on BankInfoSecurity’s list of information security leaders, as well as one of the Top 40 most influential people in financial technology by the Wall Street Journal’sFinancial News and Thomson Reuters.
He has recently been voted Game Changer of the Year and Financial Markets Advisor of the Year by Finance Monthly, CEO of the Year by CV Magazine, FinTech Speaker of the Year by TMT Global and has been an advisor to the White House, the World Bank and the World Economic Forum.
Personally I am increasingly active in Fintech having mentored several companies including Cybertonica, Pace Invoice and Millipay through Startupbootcamp, having been also voted in both years as ‘Leading Mentor’. I am also involved with several other incubators in London and have made a number of Fintech investments over the last few years.
Polymath Consulting has now delivered over 150 projects for clients in e-money and emerging payments. More about our clients and work can be found at www.polymathconsulting.com. Given my personal background in Advertising and Marketing we bring a strong customer focused perspective to many of our projects.
Polymath Consulting is also the Publisher and Editor of the Prepaid Report, the UKs only analysis of all UK consumer loaded prepaid card fees as well as providing a complete reference guide to the UK Market as well as covering at a high level of European and Middle East markets.
Current work includes project in the Middle East, USA, Asia, Africa and Europe.
See all my blogs at www.polymathconsulting.com
Frequent keynote speaker and editorial contributor, Ghela focuses on how to fast-track internal innovation, focusing on the practical application and comercialisation of fintech/bank collaboration. She has a distinct preoccupation with modernizing legacy banking systems, disruptive business models, and facilitating banks’ emerging technology consumption. Her primary focus and expertise is in constructing Proof of Concept/Proof of Value scenarios and experiment design, including tech sprint mapping and process solutioning for commercial pilot programs.
Her background in regulatory economics underpins her work with several Regtech firms in the space, as well as supports her advocacy for identity and privacy solutions. Ghela also has a successful track record in strategic business development, sales strategy and enablement, go-to-market strategy, and translating value propositions into business drivers for executive change agents in financial services.
An advocate of nurturing Customer Lifetime Value for both banks and those they serve, Ghela is a confirmed evangelist for adopting technology to transform the Financial Services industry for the greater good.
Named to Fintech 2016: Top 100 Influencers by Onalytica
Named to Brummell Magazine’s 2016 ‘30 Inspirational Women Innovators
Included in Innovate Finance’s Women in Fintech Powerlist 2016 & 2017
Named to Silicon Republic’s 2016 20 Influencers You Need to Know (Dec 2016)
Named by BBVA as one of the Women Leading the Way in Fintech, 2017
Named to the Top 50 RegTech Influencers by Planet Compliance, 2017 & 2018
Ruth is a NED on the boards of the London Stock Exchange Group, Permanent TSB and Pendo Systems Inc. She is also a Partner at Gauss Ventures and an adviser to the ETPPA.
She continues to focus on her passion of bringing the financial industry and the emerging financial digital ecosystem together, in particular across the blockchain/distributed larger space, an area which she recently researched as part of her PhD.
Ruth was named as one of 2010s ‘Rising Stars’ by Financial News; named in Management Today’s 2011 ‘35 Women under 35’ list of women to watch (Sunday Times), and one of the 100 Most Influential People in Finance 2012 as named by Treasury Risk Magazine. In 2015 she was the recipient of the ‘Women in Banking and Finance Award for Achievement’ and in 2016 she was named on the global ‘Women in Fintech Powerlist’ of Innovate Finance in 2016 – 2018.
She speaks five languages (EN, DE, F, ES, IT) and has completed studies in various countries, including an MA Financial Economics (UK), an MA International Politics (FR), an LLM in International Economic Law (UK) and a PhD in Finance (UK). She published two books: “EU Payments Integration – the tale of SEPA, PSD and other Milestones along the Road” (2010) and “Transaction Banking and the Impact of Regulatory Change: Basel III and other challenges for the global economy” (2014), both Palgrave MacMillan. She is a Fellow if CASS Business School and occasionally lectures at Queen Mary London School of Law.
His most recent book is “Before Babylon, Beyond Bitcoin: From money we understand to money that understands us” which the LSE Review of Books said should be “widely read by graduate students of finance, financial law and related topics as well as policymakers involved in financial regulation”.
Dave graduated from the University of Southampton with a B.Sc (Hons) in Physics.
Theodora (Theo) Lau
As founder of Unconventional Ventures, she focuses on developing and growing an ecosystem of financial institutions, corporates, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists to better address the unmet needs of consumers (e.g. older adults and gig economy workers), with keen interests in women and minority founders. As part of her work, she regularly mentors and advises FinTech startups.
She is recognized as LinkedIn Top Voice for Economy and Finance, No. 1 Women in Finance by Onalytica, and Top FinTech influencer by various publications including Onalytica, Retail Banker International, and FinTech Finance. She co-hosts Rhetoriq, a podcast on longevity and fintech innovations, and runs a weekly blog on Irish Tech News. She is also a regular contributor for various top industry events, publications, and podcasts, including Harvard Business Review, MIT Tech Review, Money20/20, Finovate, RISE, American Banker, Breaking Banks, Financial Brand, Financial Revolutionist, Irish Tech News, Mercer, and INV Filter.
She provides strategic advisory services to a broad set of corporates; she advises startups and mentors entrepreneurs from different accelerators and incubators around the country. She is an advocate for diversity and inclusion – and frequently writes and speaks on the need for diversity on gender, ethnicity, age, education, and more. Her end goal is to help more financial institutions (incumbents and startups) focus on the needs of the forgotten demographics and build sustainable and inclusive business models.
Most recently, the team launched a new season of the Rhetoriq podcast called “The Other 50”, featuring women in the financial services industry, with topics from payments, financial inclusion, artificial intelligence, to cybersecurity, and beyond. Her work strives to highlight the contributions that these women have made in the ecosystem and to celebrate the value that each person is bringing to the industry.
Devie has a good understanding of the international financial and technological markets, having grown up in India and lived in global financial centres like London, Stockholm, Washington DC, New York and Mumbai. Having travelled to over 42 countries and worked with teams in over 47 countries, she understands and analyses regional technology trends and market developments. With a computer engineering background, she is also passionate about inspiring young women to find success in technical fields. Devie holds executive degrees from IMD Lausanne, University of California Berkeley and Boston University School of Management.
- CityAM FinTech Powerlist: 7th most influential person in UK fintech
- Jax Finance FinTech Influencer list: 9th most influential person in fintech globally
- FinTech100 list: #12 globally
- Kurtosys Power 100 Women in Finance: #10
- Silicon Republic’s 31 women strengthening the connection between finance and technology
- Rendity Top 10 Financial Bloggers: #5
Based in London, he is the Principal of Elipses, a digital advisory and investment management firm, has an MBA, and sits on several commercial, not-for-profit and charity boards. Lawrence promotes ethical and sustainable finance policies for a transparent, secure and quality digital future for everyone, and is a regular Forbes contributor.