Valentina Kristense , Director of Growth & Communications – Oaknorth Bank
Director of Growth & Communications
Valentina is the Communications Director at OakNorth – a challenger bank and one of the UK’s fastest-growing fintech brands, as well as the country’s newest “unicorn” (a private company with a $1bn+ valuation). She is the Chair and a Founding Editorial Board Member of INFLUENCE, the CIPR’s award-winning quarterly publication that has featured high-profile interviews with: George Osborne, Arianna Huffington and Laszlo Bock, amongst others. She is a passionate advocate for improving the female talent pipeline in tech and fintech, as well as closing the gender pay gap in financial services, sitting on the Steering Committee for FinTECHTalents which is working to address this. In 2015, she won the CIPR’s Outstanding Young Communicator of the Year Award.