Mentors from various financial institutions – banking, wealth, insurance and payments – will be sharing their expertise and assisting the participating teams in creating impactful solutions.

Siddhika Aggarwal

Co-Founder | Business Growth & Digital Transformation

In the last decade of her career Siddhika has served in multinational organisations and gained cross functional experience in risk advisory, consumer research and business turnaround. She is currently the co-founder of Mahila Money, a full stack financial services digital platform for women across India. Mahila Money specializes in creating financial products that improve access and adoption among women, especially those who want to set up or grow their own business.

Mo Harvey

Founder and CEO of Tribe Fintech

Mo Harvey is Founder and CEO of Tribe Fintech, winner of the FAFW’s Fintech of the Year in 2022. Prior to launching Tribe, Mo was APAC Head of Fintech & Financial Services for Enterprise Ireland (the Irish government’s venture capital and development agency). Mo began her career as a corporate lawyer with leading international law firms in Ireland and Hong Kong. Mo also sits on the Advisory Board of a number of Asian-based venture builders and start-ups in Hong Kong and Malaysia. She is a regular speaker at tech and start-up events globally and is frequently featured as a leading fintech business leader in Asia (Fintech65’s Top Women in Fintech) and Europe (winner of National Fintech Award Ireland). 

Victor Alexiev

Director, Global Head of Incubation (D10X), Citi

Victor heads the D10x incubation program for Citi’s Institutional Clients Group (ICG), which takes a client-centric, entrepreneurial, mid-term perspective on growth and disruption of wholesale banking. In his role, Victor strives to provide a unique point of view to Citi’s Leadership, informed by targeted, thematic experimentation and commercially-driven, greenfield product, service, and/or capability development. Originally from Bulgaria, Victor is a seasoned entrepreneur, global citizen, and systems thinker with keen interests in business model innovation and automated decision support systems. He has over a decade of experience in building and scaling technology startups across the globe. His venture involvements range from intelligent content curation and discovery through forestry tokenization to HR automation and talent analytics. He holds an MS in Decision Sciences from the London School of Economics, a double MS in System Dynamics Modelling from the University of Bergen in Norway and Radboud in the Netherlands, and a BSc in International Business from the Copenhagen Business School.

Simla Unal BNPP 2017 GBA Summit

Simla Ünal

Acceleration Leader / Digital Transformation-Innovation & Digital Agency at BNP Paribas Cardif

Simla Unal is the Head of Marketing at BNP Paribas International Retail Banking team covering USA, Poland, Turkey, Ukraine for startup, MSME, SME and women segments. Previously, she designed and executed the startup, SME and Women programs of TEB (BNPP JV) for 15 years. She also worked as a senior consultant for International Finance Corporation (IFC, World Bank) for SME Banking projects in MENA, CEE, Asia. She attends international conferences as a guest speaker and advises banks in different countries on how to design customer programs for startups, SMEs and women.

Priti Rathi Gupta

Founder, LXME, India

Priti Rathi Gupta, Founder of LXME, has led and inspired over 200,000 women towards building their financial acumen and financialization of their small savings. An Alumni of Harvard Business School, she had held leadership positions as M. D. of Anand Rathi, one of India’s largest Financial Services Conglomerate, at YPO, and Founder of Ishka films. She is a reputed expert awarded for setting up the Commodities desk, Currency, and Forex Advisory business with two decades of experience in the BFSI industry & is now focused on bridging the gap between women & wealth.

Amongst many recognitions, Priti & LXME were featured in Her Majesty the Queen: The Official Platinum Jubilee Pageant Commemorative Album. This album features a range of outstanding individuals and organizations selected for their transformational contribution around the world. LXME was awarded The “Annual Impact Creator Awards 2021” (ICA2021) as the “Warrior of Change” under the Fintech Innovation category, an initiative by Billennium Divas. Being LXME Facebook Community was one amongst 130 communities globally, to be part of Facebook’s Community Accelerator Program that helps leaders harness the power of their community to turn impactful ideas into action.  LXME is one of the 20 women-founded or co-founded startups selected by the Google for Startups Accelerator Program out of nearly 400 applications.

Zairy Leiton

Regional Sustainability Manager at BAC in Central America

30 years of experience in the financial sector

Zairy coordinates and supervises the sustainability strategy of the BAC financial group in 6 Central American countries. This effort encompasses working with several teams throughout the region and forming alliances with multiple international/regional entities. Zairy has a panoply of degrees:

-Psychology, Central American University of Social Sciences, UCACIS

-Master’s degree in Sustainable Development and Corporate Responsibility

-Master’s degree in business administration with Specialty in Digital Transformation, School of Industrial Organization, EOI. Madrid – Spain.

-Specialist in Social Responsibility from the Central American Institute of Business Administration, INCAE.

-Senior Management in Corporate Responsibility at Instituto Empresa, IE Business School. Madrid – Spain.