Profile Provided By: Sofie Blakstad
Founder and CEO of hiveonline the financial trust platform for small businesses and sustainable finance launching in 2018 Fintech Advisor to UN G20 Leader Climate Chain Coalition SDG group Author Fintech Revolution (Palgrave Macmillan Summer 2018) with Robert Allen Advisor to Fintech Hub GlobalTop 100 Women in Fintech Passionate about disruptive technology applications to solving real world economic imbalance Global strategic banking change expert. 8 banks 25 years billion programmes Writer cyclist opera lover geek.Sofie has spent most of her career building banks including the first online bank for UBS. She has worked across disciplines from technical infrastructure to business transformation acquiring knowledge of technology financial services design economic structures information science behavioural economics organisational design and programme delivery on the way. Sofie has led global teams across many countries cultures and languages so leading a global team like hiveonlne comes naturally.Organisations Sofie has worked for prior to founding hiveonline include UBS RBS Citigroup Goldman Sachs Merrill Lynch Chase Manhattan Nordea Accenture and Lehman Brothers (a long time ago). Sofie supports a range of NGOs and governments with advice on Fintech particularly applications of blockchain and cryptocurrencies and has been a long term collaborator with the UNDP's Inquiry into a Sustainable Financial Future.