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Philippa Martinelli

Advisor, FinTech Specialist, Department for International Trade.

Category: Policy Makers & Regulatory Experts.

A champion for the sector within policy, regulatory and corporate worlds, Philippa leverages expertise across all facets of the FinTech ecosystem to influence development at a national and international level. Her current portfolio includes advising the UK DIT as resident FinTech Specialist, coaching Venture Fund investee companies for UNICEF and advising Fintech Sandpit, platform provider for the UK FCA’s Digital Sandbox.

Having built new teams and revenue streams in both a corporate and start-up context, she advises founders and financial institutions on pioneering and implementing innovation and digitalisation. Philippa engages with governments and regulators on global standards, promoting open market, pro-competition approaches. For the UK, she has led initiatives including Leading Edge, FinTech Bridges and Export Academy and is a voice for the sector, representing FinTech’s unique needs and potential, through C-19, Kalifa review implementation and beyond.

As business strategist and board member Philippa specialises in internationalisation, fostering partnerships and scaling ideas and businesses, bringing together global stakeholders to realise the transformative potential of technology. Her work has helped hundreds of businesses to achieve their international goals. Philippa is passionate about the benefits that FinTech brings to communities around the world and is an advocate for the use of Principles for Digital Development and DGPs in pursuit of the UN SDGs.

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