Valentina KristensenDirector, Growth & Communications at OakNorth
Valentina is the Director of Growth & Communications at OakNorth, a multi-billion dollar fintech firm focused on solving the problem of bespoke SME lending globally.
She regularly appears on Fintech Insider - the number one business podcast for fintech innovators and influencers – and is the Chair and a Founding Editorial Board Member of INFLUENCE, an award-winning quarterly publication that has featured high-profile interviews with: George Osborne, Arianna Huffington and Laszlo Bock, amongst others.
She is a passionate advocate for improving the female talent pipeline in fintech, as well as closing the gender pay gap in financial services, sitting on the Steering Committee for FinTECHTalents which is working to address this.
Valentina participated in the Money 2020 Europe Payments Race (2018) where she travelled from Istanbul to Amsterdam using only wearable payments technology – no cash or cards.