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Women In Crypto Power List: Meet the Judges

Wirex’s Rising Women in Crypto Power List is open – and nominees for the females driving the future of digital currencies are coming in thick and fast.

After entries close on September 30th, our expert panel of judges will examine each nominee in order to produce an outstanding shortlist of female talent.

So, who are these experts? Representing a range of disciplines and backgrounds, the Power List panel is made up of leaders and innovators in the field – who know a thing or two about crypto.

Let’s meet them.


Pavel Matveev

CEO and co-founder of Wirex

Pavel Matveev is the CEO and co-founder of Wirex – the industry-leading digital payments platform with a mission to make both fiat and cryptocurrencies equal and accessible to all. He co-founded Wirex with 15 years of software development and IT management under his belt, having previously worked at Barclays Capital, Morgan Stanley, BNP Paribas and Credit Suisse.

Pavel and his co-founder Dmitry Lazarichev brought Wirex to life in 2014, as a solution to the then complex process of buying crypto. The company has since expanded globally and currently serves over 3 million users in 130 countries.

Pavel is a leading figure in the drive for the mass adoption of crypto and is well-respected in his role as an educator in the digital payment space. He has spoken at various blockchain and payments conferences around the world on cryptocurrency, fintech, business and the economy.


Dr. Ruth Wandhöfer

Fintech Global 50 Influencer and former Global Managing Director at Citi

Dr. Ruth Wandhöfer has been instrumental in shaping the future of finance during her impressive 19-year career. She operates at the nexus of finance, technology and regulation and is passionate about creating the digital financial ecosystem of the future.

Ruth is an influential female leader in tech, promoting the understanding, deployment and business models of our digital future across financial markets and processes. Her diverse career spans regulatory policy development, banking, fintech/regtech mentoring, investing and consulting.

After more than a decade at Citi, Ruth is now an independent Non-Executive Director on the boards of Permanent TSB and Digital Identity Net, as well as a Partner at Gauss Ventures. She also advises the ETPPA,, Coinfirm and is Founder and Partner of Sinonyx.

Ruth was named a Fintech Power 50 ‘Global Fintech Influencer’ in 2018, 2019 and 2020. Her views are widely sought after in the global press and have been published in Sifted, FT and Forbes.


Jason Williams

CEO of The Fintech Times and founder of the Fintech Power 50

 Prior to founding the Fintech Power 50 in 2018, Jason Williams spent 20 years working in B2B publishing, with a focus on financial, business and fintech publications.

Jason co-founded Fintech Finance and the Fintech Finance Magazine in 2014, building the brand and its titles into the widely recognised publications they are today.

He went on to establish the Fintech Power 50 – the annual guide to the most influential, innovative and powerful figures in fintech. It shines a spotlight on those transforming financial services and supports the global growth of fintech companies.

Jason is currently the CEO of the Fintech Times, the first and only dedicated fintech newspaper chronicling the latest developments in financial technologies.


Myrtle Ramos

Founder of Block Tides and Business Director of Asia Token Fund

Myrtle Ramos is renowned for empowering women and youths in the blockchain space. The founder of Block Tides, a blockchain-focused events, digital marketing and PR company based in the Philippines, she has helped numerous companies transform their businesses and communicate their stories effectively. Her clients include the digital finance tokenisation platform, Asia Token Fund.

Myrtle is a highly regarded speaker in her field, having completed over 20 successful roadshows across eight South East Asian countries since 2018. She also attended a tour of universities in the Philippines, where she spoke on the topic of empowering women and youth, and moderated a number of blockchain and tech panel discussions.

Her extensive experience and dedicated work ethic has gained Myrtle a positive reputation across the industry.


George Coxon

Chief Operating Officer at the Nano Foundation and Director of Appia

George Coxon is on a mission to make the global economy equal and open to all. The Chief Operating Officer at the Nano Foundation, George focuses on leveraging Nano’s fee-less, instant and sustainable qualities to create digital money solutions to real-world problems.

A degree in Evolutionary Anthropology amplified George’s natural fascination in the complexities behind social behaviour patterns and what makes people ‘tick’. She has since applied her learnings to further develop a wider understanding of how efficient, decentralised, digital money can empower and elevate the underbanked.

As a female leader within the nascent and challenging world that is digital money, George is committed to nurturing and championing female entrepreneurs, as they continue to succeed within the digital and technology sectors


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