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Valentina Kristensen

Director of Growth & Communications, OakNorth

Valentina is the Director of Growth & Communications at OakNorth where she has been working directly with its co-founders, Rishi Khosla and Joel Perlman, since June 2015 prior to its launch through to its current position as a global fintech business with a $2.8bn valuation.

She is a passionate advocate for improving the female talent pipeline and closing the gender pay gap in financial services, sitting on the Steering Committee for FinTECHTalents, which is working to address this. She is also a member of Tech London Advocates’ fintech leadership team which is helping to strengthen the UK’s fintech ecosystem.