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Lois Ollerenshaw

Venture Principal, Nationwide Building Society

Category: Rising Stars

Lois was playing video games before she could walk and loves cool tech, so leading engagement with start-ups for NBS Ventures is a dream gig. She helped set up Nationwide’s venture fund and define their approach to investing. She sources and analyses investments for Nationwide, and helps manage the portfolio.

She’s passionate about how FinTech can tackle societal challenges. Lois is involved in initiatives to bolster women’s participation in the FinTech sector, and volunteers with universities and charities to encourage young people from less privileged backgrounds to consider a career within it.

Lois is a proponent of socially-conscious investing, and has spoken about Nationwide’s approach at FinTech North, the UK Finance Digital Innovation Summit, the Finance Innovation Lab’s ‘Women in Financial Innovation’ series, and at Slush in Helsinki.