George Papadopoulos, Chair of the FinTech & Neobanks Committee
George is a Senior Machine Learning Researcher at the Applied AI team in JPMorgan and a PhD candidate at AI for Health group at Imperial College. His research interests and work include, weak supervised learning, probabilistic and Gaussian processes models. He helped build the Machine Learning and Data Analytics capabilities of the JPMorgan Digital Bank in the UK and co-led the COVID-19 predictive collaboration project between UCL Mathematics and JPMorgan. He has 10 years of experience as a ML researcher and a statistical modeller in the financial sector, including Barclays Investment Bank and asset management companies. He did his MSc at UCL in the Computational Statistics and Machine Learning department and has four US, Machine Learning, patents under his name.
Nikolaos Tsakiris, Member of the FinTech & Neobanks Committee
Nikos is a Senior Manager at the Capital Risk Management Team of Revolut with a focus on building the stress testing capabilities for the Group consolidated entity. Prior to that, he was responsible for supervising a variety of UK banking entities (from major Banks to new fintech firms) as a Senior Supervisor in the Bank of England. But, before life in finance, he spent many years working in (or more precisely enjoying) various disciplines in Physics, from astrophysics (as undergraduate and MSc student) to condensed matter (as PhD student at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) and to nanoparticles (as a Postdoc researcher in the Université de Montréal).
Marina Antoniou, Member of the FinTech & Neobanks Committee
‘Marina Antoniou is a banking professional with experience in first and third line of defence of financial institutions globally. She specializes in capital markets risk assessment with a focus on conduct risk and banking regulatory remediation projects. She has led global transformation initiatives launching automated solutions to mitigate operational risk. She designed and implemented a global strategic automated solution to mitigate conduct risk for a Top Tier bank. She also hold a number of regional Head of Audit roles at Citigroup where she received the Global recognition award for her performance. Previously, she worked on due diligence projects during M&A banking transactions, corporate valuations and restructuring.
Marina is a qualified Chartered Accountant and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. She completed a Technology Entrepreneurship course at Harvard. She also studied FinTech at the University of Oxford Said Business School, during which she developed a FinTech innovation idea aiming at fundraising for people impacted by natural disasters. Marina studied Investment Management at the London Business School and has an MSc in Economics & Finance from Warwick Business School.
Marina acted as a mentor for the University of Warwick as well as the Global Thinkers Forum. She is a Warwick University Ambassador and an Executive Member of the Warwick Business School Finance Network, organizing Finance related speaker series events at The Shard. In the past, Marina also sat at the University of Warwick ‘Audit & Risk’ Committee. Marina is an Executive Board member of the ‘Hellenic Centre’ in London. She acts as a guest speaker at conferences globally specializing in subjects such as leadership, innovation as well as conduct risk.’