The 2017 European Digital Banking Club Power 50 Awards

The who’s who of digital banking, 2017 Power 50 awards, sponsored by ieDigital.

Douglas Blakey reveals the 50 most innovative and powerful people in European digital financial services.

Judging Panel

Douglas Blakey, Editor of Retail Banker International and Chair of the Digital Banking Club is acting as Chair of the Judging Panel.  Other judges are:

  • Alessandro Hatami, Founder, The Pacemakers & ex-Innovation Director, Group Digital, LBG
  • Daryl Wilkinson, Managing Director, DWC
  • Fred Crawley, Chair of the DBC for Collections
  • Jerry Mulle, Sales and Marketing Director, Intelligent Environments and Co-Founder, DBC
  • Jonathan Minter, Chair of the DBC for Vehicle Finance.
  • Roy Vella, Digital Expert & Consultant.
  • Personality of the Year

    • Anne Boden, CEO, Starling Bank

    Digital Innovator – Collections

    • Martin O’Donnell, Capquest, Digital Strategy Lead

    Digital Innovator – Motor Finance

    • Chris Rowthorn, MotoNovo Finance, COO

    Power 50 Winners

    • Jason Bates, Co-Founder, 11:FS and Monzo
    • Tomasz Motyl, Chief Innovation Officer, Alior Bank
    • Mark Culleton, Head of Channel Adoption, Allied Irish Banks
    • Mark Mullen, Chief Executive, Atom Bank
    • Tamar Yassur, Head of Digital Banking, Bank Leumi
    • Garvan Callan, Director, Strategy, Digital & Innovation, Bank of Ireland
    • Anna Znamirowska-Stączek, Director, Mobile Banking, Bank Smart Poland
    • Paulette Rowe, MD Payments, Barclaycard
    • Ramki Sankaranarayan, Director – Product Management – Digital Banking, Barclaycard
    • Hilda Jenkins, Digital Experience and Engagement Director, Barclays
    • Teppo Paavola, Chief Development Officer, BBVA
    • Rupert Lee Browne, Chief Executive, Caxton FX Ltd
    • Will Beeson, Head of Operations & Innovation, Civilised Bank
    • Nick Ogden, Executive Chairman, ClearBank
    • David Fleming, Digital Director, Cooperative Bank
    • Spiros Margaris, Senior Advisor, F10 Fintech Incubator
    • Matthias Kroner, CEO, Fidor Bank
    • Sophie Guibaud, Vice President European Expansion, Fidor Bank
    • Duena Blomstrom, Emotional Banking, Founder
    • Samir Samir Desai, Founder, Funding Circle
    • Josh Bottomley, Global Head of Digital, HSBC
    • David Urbano, Director, ImaginBank
    • Carlos Sanchez, Founder, ipagoo
    • Sebastian Siemiatskowski, CEO, Klarna
    • Claire Calmejane, Director of Innovation, Lloyds
    • Terry Cordeiro, Head of Product Management-Transformation, Lloyds
    • Melissa Meshkat, Head of digital, Marks and Spencers Bank
    • Jacek Iljin, Managing director, mBank
    • Roberto Ferrari, Chief Digital and Innovation Officer, Mediobanca Group
    • Tom Blomfield, Co-founder, Monzo
    • Gemma Godfrey, CEO and Founder, Moola
    • Paul Horlock, Director of Payments, Nationwide
    • Eileen Burbidge, Partner, Passion Capital
    • Hannah Nixon, MD, Payment Systems Regulator
    • Gary Wilkinson, CEO, Redwood Bank
    • Kevin Hanley, Head of Innovation, Royal Bank of Scotland
    • Blythe Masters, Senior Advisor Blockchain, Santander
    • Marta Marin Romano, Corporate Head of multichannel, Santander
    • Michelle Kent, UK Director of Digital, Santander
    • Chris Gledhill, Founder, Secco
    • Lotta Lovén, Head of Digital, Swedbank
    • Chris Adelsbach, Managing Director, Techstars
    • Alessandro Hatami, Co-founder, The Pacemakers
    • George Bevis, Founder & CEO, Tide
    • Pol Navarro, Director of Digital Innovation & Transformation, TSB
    • Daryl Wilkinson, Director, Customer Propositions, Unity Trust Bank
    • Roy Vella, MD, Vella Ventures
    • Sabrina Del Prete, Digital Transformation Director, Williams & Glyn – RBS
    • Giles Andrews, Co-founder and executive chairman, Zopa



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