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An Interview with Susanne Chishti

by | Sep 27, 2022 | Interviews, ,

Susanne Chishti

Susanne Chishti

CEO at FINTECH Circle Ltd

Key Topics:Fintech, ESG, Green Finance, Metaverse, Boards & Governance
Location:London UK

Susanne Chishti is the award-winning CEO of FINTECH Circle and a FTSE Board Member. As Investor and Editor of The FINTECH Book Series she lives with her family in London and is a Non-Executive Director of CMC Markets PLC and Crown Agents Bank. She is also an in-demand keynote speaker at leading finance and technology conferences globally.

With more than 220,000 followers across social media Susanne is the CEO of FINTECH Circle, a leading fintech innovation platform. She is also the Co-Editor of the Bestseller "The FINTECH Book" which has been translated into 10 languages and is sold across 107 countries, The WealthTECH Book, The InsurTECH Book, The PAYTECH Book, The AI Book and The LEGALTECH Book. Susanne’s awards include “Top 10 global fintech influencers in 2022” (Evening Standard), “Top 5 ESG Influencers Globally” (Refinitiv) and the Fintech Champion of the Year in 2019 (Women in Finance Awards).

She has also been a fintech TV Commentator on ITN and CNBC and a guest lecturer on financial technology at the University of Cambridge and Warwick Business School.

How did you get to become an expert in your key topics?

After completing her MBA she started her career working for a fintech company (before the term “fintech” was being invented) in the Silicon Valley 25 years ago. She then worked more than 15 years’ across Deutsche Bank, Lloyds Banking Group, Morgan Stanley and Accenture in London and Hong Kong before launching FINTECH Circle. Now Susanne is an award-winning Entrepreneur and Investor with strong FINTECH expertise. She is a Judge & Coach at global FINTECH events and competitions and a conference keynote speaker. Susanne leads a global community of 130,000 fintech entrepreneurs, investors, financial services professionals globally (

What sub-topics are you most passionate about?

Innovative financial services for consumers and businesses
New technologies and business models
Diversity & Female Leadership
ESG/Green Fintech & sustainability
Board governance

Who influences you on these topics?

All people I meet daily as part of my roles as CEO of FINTECH Circle, startup Investor and Board Member.

What challenges are brands facing in this space?

Lots of financial products are very similar, need to build trust and relationships with clients in both B2C and B2B in creative, honest and knowledgeable ways.

What do you think the future holds in this space?

More innovation and embedded financial experiences for end clients, explaining products in easy ways but still being compliant of regulatory frameworks.

What brands are leading the way in this space?

Many fintech brands are well known and the traditional players invest a lot to grow their market share by partnering with tech companies.

If a brand wanted to work with you, which activities would you be most interested in collaborating on?

Customized program based on client audience which could include experiences such as music festivals, podcasts, webinars, whitepapers, keynote speeches & panels, video and written interviews, articles and films.

What are your passions outside of work?

Skiing, yoga, travelling.

What would be the best way for a brand to contact you?

Via Email or LinkedIn

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