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Susanne Chishti

FINTECH Circle & FINTECH Circle Institute
Susanne Chishti is the CEO of FINTECH Circle, Europe's 1st Angel Network focused on fintech investments & Founder of the FINTECH Circle Institute, the 1st peer-to-peer fintech learning platform. She is also the Co-Editor of the Bestseller "The FINTECH Book" which has been translated into 5 languages and is sold across 107 countries. Susanne is recognised in the European Digital Financial Services ‘Power 50’ 2015, an independent ranking of the most influential people in digital financial services in Europe. She has been selected as "City Innovator - Inspirational Woman" in 2016, the 13th leading Fintech Thought leader globally (Onalytica 2017) and among the top 7 Bitcoin experts globally (Inc Magazine). Susanne has been a fintech TV Commentator on CNBC and is a guest lecturer on financial technology at the University of Cambridge.

After completing her MBA she started her career working for a fintech company (before the term "fintech" was being invented) in the Silicon Valley 20 years ago. She then worked more than 15 years’ across Deutsche Bank, Lloyds Banking Group, Morgan Stanley and Accenture in London and Hong Kong.

Susanne is an award-winning Entrepreneur and Investor with strong FINTECH expertise. She is a Mentor, Judge & Coach at FINTECH events and competitions such as SWIFT Innotribe, Fintech Startup Bootcamp and Barclays Techstars Accelerators. She is also a conference speaker at leading fintech events globally. She is the founder and Co-Editor of The WealthTECH Book and The InsurTECH Book published by Wiley in May 2018.

In summary, within 3 years Susanne built a global community of 120,000 fintech entrepreneurs, investors, financial services professionals globally (www.fintechcircle.com) and launched an award-winning fintech book series. The advisory practise includes leading financial institutions as clients such as BNP Paribas and UK’s innovation agency NESTA which appointed FINTECH Circle as partner for the £5 million Open Up Challenge Prize to work on Open Banking initiatives for SME Banking in 2017.

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) selected the FINTECH Circle Institute as leading provider of fintech education for the United Emirates in 2018.