Why now

Unparalleled post-Brexit business opportunities, amplified by the UK-Ukraine free trade agreement, have inspired this first UK-Ukraine FinTech Summit that will bring together business, government and diplomatic leaders from both countries on July 15th, 2021. Will you be one of them?

• Learn about the vast post-Brexit opportunities in technology, development, and innovation between the two countries;

• Discover partnership opportunities with the top executives of the National Bank of Ukraine, TheCityUK, Open Banking Europe, the government of Ukraine, and the most prominent FinTech startups;

• Unveil how "The Offshoring Destination of the Year" has helped global blue-chip companies develop the most innovative products and attract millions of users, and how it can help your company today.


Julia Hoggett
CEOLondon Stock Exchange
Nicola Watkinson
Managing DirectorInternational Trade and Investment,
Mykhailo Fedorov
Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine,
Minister of Digital Transformation of
Baroness Catherine Meyer
UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Ukraine
Valeria Vahorovska
CEO, Co-founderFondy
Dmytro Senik
Deputy Foreign Minister, Chief Digital Transformation Officer
Kyrylo Shevchenko
Valery Krasovsky
CEO, Co-founderSigma Software Group
Kate Shcheglova-Goldfinch
Senior PM on fintech market, digital technologies and regulatory platforms developmentNBU | EBRD
Vadym Prystaiko
Ambassador Extraordinary and
Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the United
Misha Rogalskiy
Co-founderMonobank & Koto
Ersoy Erkazanci
Financial CorrespondentBloomberg HT
John Broxis
Managing DirectorOpen Banking Europe
Oleksii Shaban
Deputy GovernorNBU
Katia Lang
Co-founderFemTech Lab
Thomas Bull
Head of FinTech, UK Financial ServicesEY
Dinesh Dhamija
Chairman Emeritus | TiE LondonTrustee on the Board | TiE Global
Andrew Wrobel
Founding PartnerEmerging Europe
Mariano Diaz
Head of Banking and Infrastructure TransferGo | Former Barclays & Revolut
Payal Raina
Founder FinTech B2B Marketing


Opening Remarks

Mykhailo Fedorov
Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine,
Minister of Digital Transformation
of Ukraine
Baroness Catherine Meyer
UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Ukraine
Kyrylo Shevchenko
Governor at the National Bank of Ukraine
Valery Krasovsky
CEO & Co-founder at Sigma Software Group, Co-founder at Inspirium Laboratories fund, board member at Sigma Software Labs Incubator

Presentation of the UK FinTech Ecosystem

Nicola Watkinson
Managing Director, International Trade & Investment at TheCityUK

London Stock Exchange — a global destination of choice for Fintech companies

Julia Hoggett
CEO, London Stock Exchange Plc

Presentation of the Ukrainian Fintech Ecosystem

Kate Shcheglova-Goldfinch
Senior PM on FinTech market, digital technologies and regulatory
platforms development at the National Bank of Ukraine | EBRD

Visionary Panel

FinTech trends: challenges and opportunities from the pandemic. How FinTech can support sustainable economic recovery
Thomas Bull
Head of FinTech, UK Financial Services at EY
Oleksii Shaban
Deputy Governor at the National Bank of Ukraine
John Broxis
Managing Director at Open Banking Europe
Andrew Wrobel (Moderator)
Founding Partner at Emerging Europe

Business Panel

FinTech solutions that drive the digitalization of banks and businesses
Misha Rogalskiy
Co-founder at Monobank & Koto
Valeria Vahorovska
CEO & Co-founder at Fondy
Mariano Diaz
Director, Head of Banking and Infrastructure at TransferGo, Former Barclays & Revolut
Ersoy Erkazanci
Economic & Financial Correspondent at Bloomberg HT
Payal Raina (Moderator)
Founder at FinTech B2B Marketing

FinTech Startups Session, supported by TiE London

Pitch Session of the 10 best Ukrainian FinTech startups
Dinesh Dhamija (Introduction)
Chairman Emeritus at TiE London, Trustee on the Board at TiE Global
Dmytro Senik (Introduction)
Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine
Veronica Korzh (Moderator)
Chairwoman at Sigma Software Labs incubator, Co-founder at WOD

Closing Remarks

Vadym Prystaiko
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the United Kingdom

Organisers & Partners


UK-Ukraine FinTech Summit is a part of


Media Partners


Partners of the Startup Session

Political, Free Trade and Strategic Partnership Agreement between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Ukraine


Minister-Counsellor (Economic Affairs) at the Embassy of Ukraine in the UK
Attaché (Economic Affairs) at the Embassy of Ukraine in the UK
Project Manager
Media Relations
Tech Support
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Andrew Wrobel
Founding Partner
Emerging Europe

Andrew is the Founding Partner at Emerging Europe, a London-based intelligence, news and community platform, and the leader of Tech Emerging Europe Advocates.

Trained as a journalist, he specialises in technology and innovation, foreign direct investment, nation branding and soft power, government relations, cross-cultural and crisis communications. Andrew regularly interviews political and business leaders and speaks at or moderates international political, economic and technology events, where he promotes discussion about emerging Europe.

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Julia Hoggett
London Stock Exchange

Julia Hoggett took up the post of Chief Executive Officer at London Stock Exchange plc on the 14 April 2021.

Prior to this position, Julia was the Director of Market Oversight at the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), responsible for overseeing the conduct of participants in the primary and secondary markets in the UK. Julia joined the FCA as Head of the Wholesale Banking Supervision Department in May 2014.

Before joining the FCA, Julia was Managing Director and Head of FIG Flow Financing and subsequently also Covered Bonds, Short-Term Fixed Income Origination and Green Debt Capital Markets for EMEA at Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML). Prior to joining BAML Julia was a Board Member and latterly CEO of DEPFA ACS BANK in Ireland and responsible for the long-term funding of the DEPFA BANK Group.

Earlier in her career, Julia worked at JP Morgan in DCM origination roles covering Sovereign, Supranational and Agency clients and before that Sovereign and sub-Sovereign clients in Emerging Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Julia was named one of Financial News’ 100 Most Influential Women in Europe’s Financial Markets in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Julia was also named on the OUTstanding Top 50 list in 2013 and in its successor the Top 100 list in 2014. She has been an active speaker in the City on Diversity and Inclusion for much of the last 20 years

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Nicola Watkinson
Managing Director, International Trade and Investment

Nicola Watkinson leads TheCityUK’s International Trade and Investment team, which provides unique insight and deep expertise into the markets and trade relationships underpinning the UK’s success as a leading global financial centre.

Prior to joining TheCityUK, Nicola was General Manager, The Americas, for the Australian Trade and Investment Commission and Deputy Consul General in New York, where she led a 90-strong team based across North and South America and managed five consulates.

She has previously held senior positions across Asia, Europe and Australia leading international business development for the Australian Government. This includes her roles as Minister Commercial and Senior Trade & Investment Commissioner, South Asia, in New Delhi, Consul General and Senior Trade & Investment Commissioner, Western Europe, in Frankfurt and Global Manager, Investment.

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Mykhailo Fedorov
Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine,
Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine

Became Vice Prime Minister, the Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, in 2019. He is the youngest minister in the history of Ukrainian politics.

Mykhailo Fedorov initiated the launch of the app and web portal Diia, that is used by more than 10M Ukrainians. There are 9 digital documents available in the app for now, including digital driver's licenses and ID-cards. Ukraine became the first country in the world that fully legalized digital passports in smartphones.

Mykhailo Fedorov initiated a range of projects that foster the digital transformation of Ukraine: Diia. Digital education project, Diia.Business, Diia City, eMalyatko, quotas for foreign IT specialists, 360 Tech Ecosystem Overview, coverage of Ukraine with high-speed mobile and fixed internet.

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Baroness Catherine Meyer
UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Ukraine

UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Ukraine

Catherine Meyer CBE is a British Conservative Politician and Life Peer. She was appointed by the Prime Minister as Trade Envoy to Ukraine in October 2020.

Her role as a Trade Envoy is to advance British-Ukrainian trade, to open doors for British exporters, and to create a relationship with Ukrainians who might be interested in doing business with the UK.

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Valeria Vahorovska
CEO, Co-founder

Valeria Vahorovska is Сo-founder and CEO at Fondy. With a background in corporate sales, leadership and counting over 10 years of experience in financial services, she launched Fondy payment gateway in 2016 to help SMEs accessing to simple and fuss-free ways of selling online. Fondy’s end-to-end solutions enable entrepreneurs, merchants, eCommerce and marketplaces to accept online payments globally in over 150 different currencies and make local payouts through simple API integration.

Valeria was selected as one of the most prominent Women In Fintech for the 2020 Powerlist by Innovate Finance.

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Dmytro Senik
Deputy Foreign Minister | Chief Digital Transformation Officer

Dmytro Senik joined the Foreign Service in 2004.

In 2007-2011 he worked at the political section of the Embassy of Ukraine in the United States.

In 2011-2012 Dmytro worked as principal assistant to the Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine.

In 2012-2014 he was Adviser to the Foreign Minister, and later to the Deputy Prime-Minister of Ukraine.

In 2016 Dmytro Senik was appointed Ambassador of Ukraine to the Republic of Singapore. He also served as Ambassador of Ukraine to Brunei Darussalam and to New Zealand (with residence in Singapore).

In July 2020, Mr. Senik was appointed Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine, Chief Digital Transformation Officer.

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Kyrylo Shevchenko

Kyrylo Shevchenko is a Governor at the National Bank of Ukraine and provides overall leadership for the central bank.

Kyrylo Shevchenko has been working in the financial sector for 27 years, including more than 10 years in the field of public finance. In May 2015, he was elected as Chairman of the Board of Ukrgasbank JSB.

Before that, he chaired the management board of SKPD PrJSC (2012) and the management board of the Ukrainian Strategic Group (2011). In 2009, Kyrylo Shevchenko was an advisor to the prime minister of Ukraine. Between 2006 and 2009, he chaired the State Mortgage Institution. Prior to that, he worked at Aval bank and at Finance and Credit bank, where he became Deputy Chairman of the Board.

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Valery Krasovsky
CEO, Co-founder
Sigma Software Group

Headed Sigma Software company since its inception in 2002. Under his leadership, the company has grown from a small business to a global provider of premium IT services for companies like Volvo, AT&T, SAS, Fortum and Scania.

In 1998 graduated from the National Aerospace University in systems engineering. Started his career in IT as a C++ programmer; worked on joint projects with Deutsche Telekom.

In 2011 headed the Working Group under the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine aimed at Ukrainian IT education development.

Valery is Co-founder of Inspirium Laboratories fund, board member of Sigma Software Labs Incubator

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Kate Shcheglova-Goldfinch
Senior PM on FinTech market, digital
technologies and regulatory platforms development

Kate is an ecosystem's architect and strategic development adviser for public sector institutions, with a background as a financial journalist with 20 years of experience, passionate about fintech and decentralised finance. In 2017, she joined the team of the FinTech Times as an Associate.

She was listed among TOP50 Global Fintech Thought Leaders2019, TOP100 Women Thought Business Leaders to follow in 2020-2021, TOP-10 Ukrainian fintech experts and TOP50 Influential women in fintech2020. In October 2019, she joined the NBU team as a senior PM on fintech development and designed the first Ukrainian fintech strategy-2025 and the regulatory sandbox concept.

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Vadym Prystaiko
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
of Ukraine to the UK

2009-2012 Minister-Counsellor, Embassy of Ukraine to the USA.

2012-2014 Ambassador of Ukraine to Canada, Representative of Ukraine to the International Civil Aviation Organization (IKAO).

2014-2017 Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chief of Staff of the Ministry.

2017-2019 Head of the Mission of Ukraine to NATO.

2019-2020 Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

03-06.2020 Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine.

07.2020 appointed Ambassador of Ukraine to the UK.

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Misha Rogalskiy
Monobank & Koto

Misha Rogalskiy is the co-founder at Monobank, Ukraine’s first mobile-only bank which launched in 2017 and grew to a remarkable 1 500,000 customers within the first two years, mostly through word of mouth.

Monobank’s focus on user experience and customer engagement is reflected in their top ratings on the AppStore and Google Play.

He is also co-founder at Koto, a UK-based fintech company that provides credit options via a mobile banking application

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Ersoy Erkazanci
Financial Correspondent
Bloomberg HT

Ersoy has worked in asset management for top Turkish banks and is currently a financial correspondent for Bloomberg HT in Dubai where he delivers financial market updates to investors about GCC markets & Asian markets. The topics he covers range from stock markets, currencies, commodities, fixed income, & also include such reports as mergers & acquisitions, business & social headlines relevant to the region.

Ersoy regularly interviews distinguished guests regarding financial markets. He has a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Middle East Technical University & MBA from Bilkent University.

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John Broxis
Managing Director
Open Banking Europe

John has been working in payments and banking systems since 1997 with Logica (now CGI) in London and Saudi Arabia.

In 2010, John created MyBank, a pan-European e-authorisation solution for online payments and Open Banking, which went live in 2013. In 2014, MyBank was moved to a separate company, PRETA S.A.S. with John as Managing Director.

In 2017, John launched the Open Banking Europe initiative, which holds a Membership Program that provides guidance and information to the financial industry and a Regulatory Directory service for PSD2 Access to Account and Open Banking. In 2021, Konsentus acquired Open Banking Europe from PRETA.

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Oleksii Shaban
Deputy Governor

In 2020 Oleksii Shaban was appointed as a Deputy Governor at the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU). His mandate is the development and regulation of payment and settlement systems and the management of the cash circulation system.

He worked in Ukraine’s banking system for more than 25 years.

Before working for the NBU, Oleksii Shaban worked at PrivatBank for over 24 years. In 2018, he was appointed to serve on PrivatBank’s Board as a member responsible for retail business. Since then and until becoming a part of the NBU, Oleksii Shaban was in charge of the retail business, and he actively introduced new card and payment products, including through remote channels.

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Katia Lang
FemTech Lab

Serial entrepreneur Katia Lang is the Co-founder at FemTech Lab – the world’s first independent FemTech accelerator. She is passionate about supporting innovative technology, especially in the underfunded female health and wellness sector.

Katia has built four companies from the ground up, so she understands the journey FemTech Lab’s start-ups are on from the inside out. She was the founder of The FinTech Times, creating a global media brand in just four years. She successfully exited the company in January 2020.

Katia is also a well-known FinTech influencer and was named one of the Top 100 Women in FinTech in 2018 and 2019.

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Thomas Bull
Head of FinTech
UK Financial Services EY

Thomas Bull is an Associate Partner in the Financial Services practice at EY, previously – a Director in the FinTech team there. He has led a range of research projects in the sector for the UK Government and the European Commission, including analysis of the FinTech ecosystem, P2P lending and crowdfunding sectors. He also leads major research work by EY including the EY FinTech Adoption Index, which identifies the level of traction that FinTech is gaining with consumers.

Thomas’ background is in corporate finance and has worked on both cross border and domestic M&A processes. He has led acquisition and disposal processes for clients across various European countries as well as within Asia.

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Dinesh Dhamija
Chairman Emeritus TiE London
Trustee on the Board | TiE Global

Dinesh is a serial entrepreneur, politician and philanthropist. He is the founder of the online travel agency Ebookers. Dinesh was elected to the European Parliament for the London region in the 2019 elections and held the role until the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the EU.

Dinesh is a Chairman Emeritus at TiE London and Trustee on the Board at TiE Global - the largest network of entrepreneurs in the world, with over 15,000 members and 2500 Charter members worldwide. It is their mission to promote entrepreneurship through mentoring, education, funding and incubation.

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Mariano Diaz
Head of Banking and Infrastructure TransferGo | Former Barclays & Revolut

Mariano has 17 years of experience in financial services including 11 years across Barclays, Revolut and TransferGo:

  • 2 years in Fintech leading teams and expanding transactional capabilities.
  • 5 years as Senior Product Manager for International Payments and UK Clearing at Barclays Corporate (P&L owner for the international payments of 11,000 Corporate Clients).
  • 4 years driving the expansion of Payment Partnerships with international eCommerce/Payment Gateways for Barclaycard Payment Acceptance.
  • Expertise in Payment capabilities across the cross border and domestic markets.
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Payal Raina
FinTech B2B Marketing

Payal Raina is a pioneer in founding the very first B2B FinTech Marketing community which is built for and by fintech marketers breaking the silos between financial services firms and technology providers. She is also Global Head of Marketing at Torstone Technology, a leading fintech company, provider of cloud-based post-trade technology to financial institutions.

Payal has been in the financial technology industry since 2004. With over two decades of experience in B2B marketing for global financial and technology companies (Microsoft, General Electric, Barclays) in Europe and North America, Payal has a wealth of experience implementing successful marketing strategies.

Building brands and subsequently increasing revenues of global businesses, in 2019 Payal was highly commended as ‘Best Leader in Marketing’ by the prestigious Global Women in Marketing Awards. Most recently, Payal was recognised in the Innovate Finance Women in FinTech Powerlist 2020. Also, she has been recognised for the Editor’s Choice Award at the FTF News Technology Innovation Awards 2021.