City A.M. is publishing Hot Topics' top 100 fintech influential leaders list for 2016, supported by 360Leaders.
This is part 2 of 4, in alphabetical order.
The most influential fintech leaders in 2016, E to J
Eileen Burbidge, special envoy for fintech, UK Treasury
Eileen Burbidge has become one of London’s most influential venture capitalists with her firm Passion Capital, and was also recently appointed to the Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Group as well as the UK Government’s Special Envoy for Fintech.
Elizabeth Lumley, managing director, Rainmaking
Liz Lumley is the London MD for Startupbootcamp FinTech. She has spent over 20 years working in the financial technology space, most recently as an editor at financial services and technology newswire, Finextra. Supposedly only pays attention to lists she is actually on.
Elizabeth Rossiello, CEO & co-founder, BitPesa
BitPesa uses the Bitcoin blockchain to make fast and cheap international payments happen without the exorbitant costs associated with them. Rossiello founded the company in 2013.
Garry Lyons, chief innovation officer, Mastercard
Garry Lyons leads Mastercard’s Digital Payments group and MasterCard’s global R&D division, MasterCard Labs. His work revolves around delivering simpler, safer and higher quality experiences for consumers, merchants and financial institutions.
Gemma Godfrey, CEO & founder, Moo.la
Gemma makes investing simpler, more engaging and accessible. Named one of the Most Powerful Women in London by CityAM, frequently topping their FinTech Powerlist, she is ranked amongst the 'savviest' on Wall Street by the Wall Street Journal. Gemma was also selected by the BBC as one of the world's top women "striving to make the world a better place”.
Greg Gibb, CEO & chairman, Lufax
Gibb has 20 years of experience in the global financial services field. In 2006, he was instrumental in raising USD 1.1 billion from global investors to strengthen Taishin’s balance sheet. Today, Taishin is one of the most profitable banks in Taiwan. He is CEO of Lufax, valued at over $10bn.
Harshul Sanghi, managing partner, American Express Ventures
Harshul has consistently been ranked in the Top 20 Global Corporate Venture Capitalists by Global Corporate Venturing Magazine. He is Managing Partner at American Express Ventures, leading the company’s Silicon Valley presence and overseeing global investment activity across American Express.
Heather Cox, chief technology & digital officer ,USAA
Heather Cox, according to ex-colleagues at Citi “embraced our vision to become a true mobile business, championed working in new ways to improve speed to market and pursued every avenue to make the experience we deliver simpler, better and faster.”
Husayn Kassai, CEO & co-founder, Onfido
Husayn quit his job at Merrill Lynch in 2012 after just a week to focus on building a startup he'd cofounded at university. That startup was background checking service Onfido, which has now raised over $5 million (£3.5 million) from a wide range of investors.
Ignacio Juliá Vilar, chief innovation officer, ING
Vilar has been a mainstay at ING for over a decade, originally joining the bank back in 2004. Since then he has held numerous roles, including Head of Strategy, Business Development and Planning, CFO and Executive VP Credit Risk and Business Intelligence, and most recently ING’s Head of Retail – VP of the Management Board.
Ismail Ahmed, CEO & founder, WorldRemit
For Ismail, founding WorldRemit was the culmination of 20 years’ experience in the money transfer industry - spanning academic, consulting and in-house roles. Ismail has published widely-cited research on the effect of remittances in Somaliland following the country’s civil war.
Jack Dorsey, CEO & co-founder, Square
A man who needs little introduction, Dorsey is CEO of both Twitter and Square. In 2012 he was named 'Innovator of the Year’ by WSJ.
Jacob de Geer, CEO & founder, iZettle
Jacob is a serial entrepreneur and co-founder and CEO of iZettle, the fast-growing payments company that lets anyone take card payments and manage and grow their business.
Jaidev Janardana, CEO, Zopa
Janardana has been key in driving business operations, marketing, credit risk, tech and customer service. Loan volume has increased by 122% during the last year with Zopa now registering in excess of £50 million in lending each month. In October 2016, they announced they were profitable for the first time.
Jalak Jobanputra, founder & managing partner, Future\Perfect Ventures
A technology veteran with over 20 years as an entrepreneur and VC, Jalak founded Future\Perfect Ventures in 2014. She has invested in over 80 early stage companies over the past 15 years, resulting in several multibillion dollar acquisitions and IPOs.
Jason Zaler, fintech partnerships & strategy, PwC
Founding member of and lead partnership development for PwC's FinTech practice, aligning global financial services clients with FinTech innovators.
Jennifer Bailey, VP Apple Pay, Apple
Bailey joined Apple in 2003, spending 11 years leading the company’s global online stores before turning her attention to the wildly successful Apple Pay. She was also the first female executive to grace the WWDC stage.
Jeremy Roche, president & CEO, Financial Force
Jeremy was the driving force behind the creation of FinancialForce in 2009 with investment from UNIT4 and Salesforce.
Jim Marous, co-publisher, The Financial Brand
Jim Marous is a well-renowned authority on retail banking, financial services innovation and consumer trends. He is co-publisher of The Financial Brand, and owner and publisher of the Digital Banking Report.
Jim McCarthy, global head of innovation & strategic partners, Visa
Jim is responsible for the development of Visa’s innovation efforts and leading business development for strategic partnerships.
Joshua Reeves, CEO, Gusto
Josh was selected for the 2012 Forbes 30 Under 30 list. Prior to co-founding Gusto, he was the CEO and co-founder of Unwrap, a SaaS startup which was acquired in 2010, and he began his career as an early employee at Zazzle.
JP Nicols, managing director, FinTech Forge
JP is managing director of FinTech Forge, which delivers a structured program for financial institutions to realize the benefits of engaging with fintechs in a low risk and low cost way that works in a highly regulated environment, launching new products and services and leveraging big data and customer analytics.