Anna brings twenty years of experience (including C-Level and NED roles) in driving and fostering banking and payments innovation in Europe, with a focus on CEE (Citigroup, T-Mobile, mBank, PwC).

Anna is building cooperation models between banks and Fintech startups, particularly with regard to Open Banking, Payments as well as AI projects. She is a Senior Advisor at Truffle Capital; Senator, Member of the Global Startup Committee at the WBAF – World Business Angels Investment Forum; and a Jury Member and Expert at the EU/EC European Innovation Council (EICAccelerator) aimed at financing innovative SMEs across the EU.

She is driving innovation in the European payments ecosystem. Introduced one of the first online payment gateways in the CEMEA region as well as the first digital wallet and the first mobile payment platform. Managed the implementation of the first local mobile banking app and the first mobile payments initiative. Anna was also a CEO of a local acquirer and payment institution. She combines hands-on experience with a global strategic approach across the sectors (Payments, FinTech, Consulting).

Featured in the TOP10 Women in FinTech (FinTech Magazine, Aug 2020); 100 Women in FinTech (100WFinTech) ; β€œTOP 25 Women Leaders in Financial Technology of 2019”.

Senior Lecturer CFTE – Centre for Finance, Technology & Entrepreneurship (Open Banking and Platforms in Finance, Conversational AI in Banking). Co-Author of The PAYTECH Book and The AI Book.