Head of Digital Innovation, HSBC
Category: Senior Leaders
Diana supports the collaboration of FinTech and traditional financial services across HSBC, where she leads on business model innovation, focused on areas including open banking, digital identity and the use of emerging technologies such as AI and blockchain.
In addition to her role at HSBC, she is a Head Tutor for the Oxford Said Blockchain Strategy Programme, on the Board of the World Economic Forum’s Digital Leaders of Europe, and a mentor with accelerators Katapult Impact and Gaza Sky Geeks.
Her work in global development and financial inclusion spans more than fifteen years and five continents, including roles at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), Oliver Wyman Financial Services, and Uphold, as well as fellowships with Kiva.org and Anthemis Group. Previously as Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer for e-commerce platform and social enterprise Soko, she worked to develop economic opportunities for small-scale artisans – particularly women – across East Africa.