Findexable is a real-time fintech data company established to reinvent fintech research by tracking fintech activity globally – by using real time, automated data-gathering techniques and a proprietary algorithm to track, rank and benchmark the fintech ecosystem worldwide.
The Global Fintech Index (GFI) by Findexable is the first real-time ranking of all cities worldwide where there is a cluster or communities of fintech organisations. The GFI provides a dynamic comparison and benchmarking between cities, regions, countries and fintech companies. It is objective and unmoderated: the rankings are determined and updated using our proprietary algorithm. It is digital and real-time, using open data & data sharing to create a continuously updated index.
Findexable and the GFI are designed to highlight opportunities and drive transparency across the ecosystem. By benchmarking fintech development across different regions worldwide, we are on a mission to help innovators, financial institutions, government and investors understand how innovation is evolving, where to invest, and what it takes to build a thriving, progressive fintech ecosystem.
To learn more about GFI and Findexable’s work, visit Findexable’s website.
European Women Payments Network (EWPN) is the first and only pan-European not-for-profit organisation for women working in the Banking, FinTech and Payments industries in Europe.
EWPN provides a platform that inspires, empowers and mentors women in financial services to help them realise their full potential and position themselves for greater personal success whilst continuing to develop and contribute to their industry. EWPN’s primary objective is to champion diversity and inclusion (not just gender) in the financial sector.
To learn more about European Women Payments Network (EWPN), visit EWPN’s website.
The British International Investment (BII formerly CDC) is the UK’s development finance institution (DFI), providing capital to promising entrepreneurs and ambitious businesses in the private sector. Our mission is to support the building of businesses throughout Africa and South Asia, to create jobs and contribute to the development of some of the fastest growing economies in the world. We invest both directly, providing debt and equity, and through intermediaries, typically investment fund managers.
We believe the case for advancing women’s participation in economic activity is clear – it will enhance the performance of our investments and help close the global gap on gender. Our gender strategy focuses on how we can advance women’s economic empowerment throughout the investment lifecycle. The strategy has four key themes: supporting women’s leadership, improving women’s job quality, promoting access to finance and entrepreneurship, and applying a gender lens to products and services.
To learn more, please visit BII.
The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Sida, is Sweden’s government agency for development cooperation. We strive to reduce world poverty by allocating resources and knowledge with the goal of making a difference for people in Africa, Asia, Europe and South America. To achieve this, we collaborate with actors from civil society and universities as well as the public and private sector. Sida’s activities are funded through Swedish tax revenue.
To learn more, please visit Sida.se.
Nadia Al Saeed
CEO, Bank Al Etihad
Since becoming CEO at Bank al Etihad in 2008, Al Saeed has positioned it as one of the most progressive banks in Jordan, now ranking as the third largest in the country by total assets. In 2014, she successfully launched the bank’s woman-centered program, Shorouq, to support female economic participation across the country. Al Saeed offers significant industry experience, including time as a Strategy Advisor at Mckinsey & Co. as well as several key roles at Bank al Etihad, with the last being Head of Corporate Banking. Forbes Middle East has selected her as one of the “Most Powerful Arab Businesswomen” for 8 consecutive years (2014-2021), and The AmCham MENA Regional Council has awarded her “Best Woman in the Corporate Sector in MENA.”
Group Executive, Customer & Corporate Relations, Westpac Group
As Westpac’s Group Executive, Customer & Corporate Relations, a role she began in 2018, McCann recognizes the importance of setting high service standards and quickly resolving customer issues. She’s responsible for management of Westpac Group’s customer resolution and reporting alongside its corporate affairs, communications and sustainability functions. McCann joined Westpac Group in 2013 as General Manager, Corporate Affairs and Sustainability, after spending 13 years with Insurance Australia Group with roles including Group General Manager, Corporate Affairs & Investor Relations. She began her career in consulting and has extensive in-house and consulting experience in financial services.
Head of Customer Propositions & Delivery, Commercial Banking, NatWest
Tuck leads Customer Propositions & Delivery for NatWest’s Commercial Banking business. His team brings together lending and transaction banking products, customer service and operations in the UK and India, propositions and customer journeys, and performance management. His focus is on purpose-led, customer-focused and commercially minded delivery of products and services. Tuck joined the Group in March 2020 from Commonwealth Bank of Australia, where he was CEO of their European and US business. He has taken an active role in driving equality and inclusion initiatives throughout his career and is currently the co-sponsor of Commercial Bank’s Diversity & Inclusion Council.