Paul Duarte

International Associate
Q. Tell everyone a little bit about yourself and your role at Innovate Finance
A. I am an International Associate,which means I work with fintech hubs at home & abroad to further our members’ interests and incentivise foreign stakeholders to connect with UK fintech.
Q. What do you enjoy doing in your spare time away from work?
A. I enjoy playing chess (although I’m still learning), DJing (mostly house, techno, disco and funk), or reading history books.
Q. What are some of your favourite things about working in FinTech?
A. I like that the sector is dynamic and growing fast; that there is a variety of people from all sorts of business, academic, and cultural backgrounds; and being able to connect with people from all types of sectors.
Q. You can invite any 3 people to your dinner party. Who do you choose and why?
  1. Abraham Lincoln: I read a fantastic biography and would like to hear his take on modern day issues
  2. Nelson Mandela, he too has lived through historic events and would like to hear his perspective
  3. My Grandma, although I she doesn’t speak much English, she would do her best to ask lots of questions and spark conversation regardless