Speaker Announcement:

Monica Kalia

Monica Kalia is a highly accomplished senior executive with over 20 years’ experience within the financial services sector, and is the co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Neyber.

Neyber was co-founded in 2014 by Monica and her two co-founders, having identified that a technology based solution was needed to revolutionise personal finance and help drive greater financial inclusion for the UK workforce.

 

Monica Kalia, Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Neyber

Neyber is a financial provider committed to improving the financial wellbeing of UK employees through access to fairer finance and financial education which builds financial capability and confidence. Neyber operates by partnering with employers to offer their employees access to affordable borrowing with repayments taken directly from salary.

Neyber’s mission is to give hard-working people access to fairer finance, when they want to borrow and save money. Neyber is driven by a commitment to deliver a genuine alternative to the solutions offered by financial service providers whose high-interest rates and low returns on savings have helped to create an unprecedented era of financial stress and fuel indebtedness.

Monica is passionate about financial inclusion and has authored a number of articles on the subject. She recently submitted a substantive report to the House of Lords Select Committee on Financial Exclusion and gave public evidence before the Committee to provide insight into how new fintech participants such as Neyber can be part of the solution to address financial exclusion.

Monica also attended the World Economic Forum in Davos this as part of a government sponsored fintech delegation where the cause of fair finance and the moral case for financial inclusion was taken to world leaders.

Monica is a regular speaker at prominent Fintech sector events, presenting at a global innovation event hosted by Thomson Reuters, and Innovate Finance’s town hall discussing the implications of the EU referendum on fintech.
Monica has championed the cause of diversity and the advancement of women in the global Fintech community. She is listed amongst one of the most influential women in fintech in Innovate Finance 2016 Women In Fintech Powerlist. Monica is also listed amongst the Top 100 Asians in tech in the UK.

Prior to joining Neyber, Monica co-headed the European Banks research team within Global Investment research at Goldman Sachs. Monica and team were responsible for providing research and analysis on the European Banking sector during the global sub-prime crisis and the European sovereign crisis. During this time Monica worked with key stakeholders such as policy makers regulators and investors on key issues such as the recapitalisation of the European Banks and the European Bank Stress test. Prior to working at Goldman Sachs, Monica held senior positions as an equity analyst covering the European Banks sector at Credit Suisse and Bank of America. She also spent 8 years working in the financial services sector in New York.

Monica holds a BSc in Economics and finance from the London School of Economics and a CPE in Law from the College of Law, Guildford. She is also a mother of three.

 

We can’t wait to welcome Monica to the inaugural Warwick Congress 2017!

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