Our members and their stories are at the centre of WIBF’s identity. The women (and the men who champion us), from all career levels, are at the heart of the industry. Together, we are not afraid to say what needs to be said. We strive to go the furthest. We lead from the front. We drive change. We encourage solidarity. We are proud of our members’ achievements and the role WIBF plays in helping them get where they are. Read a selection of our member stories below. If you would like to share your story get in touch! digital@wibf.org.uk

Helena Thernstrom

Helena Thernstrom

RBS

Awards shortlist
Helena Thernstrom works as Head of Legal for RBS’s Asset and Invoice Finance businesses where she also heads up the Bank’s gender network in London. She is a passionate and visible advocate of diversity and inclusion, including social mobility and pro-bono initiatives.
Debbie Phillips

Debbie Phillips

Natwest Group

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Debbie Phillips is Head of Campaigns at NatWest (formerly RBS) working across proactive media and public affairs campaigns. She leads the bank’s 13,000 strong women's network, creating opportunities for colleagues to grow and learn together.
Alicia Krebs

Alicia Krebs

CLS

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Alicia is currently Head of Business Operations at CLS, where she oversees the daily management and performance of the Corporate & Business Development division and advises on regulatory strategy for the EMEA region.
Ndidi Scott

Ndidi Scott

HSBC Private Banking

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Ndidi Scott is Country Head of Client Lifecycle Management (CLM) for the UK & Channel Islands at HSBC Private Banking. She is a passionate advocate for championing diversity and inspiring women. She has a 15-year banking career. Ndidi is recognised not just for being a role model leader, but for her Diversity & Inclusion efforts.
PBUK Balance

PBUK Balance

HSBC Private Banking

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The HSBC Private Banking Balance Committee (PBUK Balance) is a branch of the global Balance network at HSBC. The Balance network is an Employee Resource Group which focuses on gender diversity. PBUK Balance is made up of a small group of 17 motivated individuals who have been able to drive considerable change at pace and lead the way with gender diversity initiatives in PBUK.
RBS Women

RBS Women

RBS

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RBS Women is the bank’s gender network, set up to help attract, retain and develop women. It has over 13,000 members across the globe, over a quarter of whom are men.
Rashmi Ghai

Rashmi Ghai

Citi

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Rashmi is a Director in Citi's Global Capital Management (GCM) team based in London. In this role she is responsible for managing Citi’s EMEA balance sheet and leads the coverage effort for the EMEA Leverage Finance Portfolio Group.
Andrew Pitt

Andrew Pitt

Citi

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Andrew has almost 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry and has been at Citi since 1996 where he is currently Global Head of Citi Research responsible for managing over 900 staff across 30 countries.
Fenni Kang

Fenni Kang

Barclays

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Fenni is an FX and Inflation Desk Strategy Quant at Barclays, providing front office quantitative support to the trading and structuring desks. She collaborates closely with the business to develop quantitative strategies and analysis to help price and risk-manage large derivatives positions, and innovate algorithmic strategies to help generate revenue. Fenni has delivered a number of successful fin-tech business projects through her EMBA and has a strong passion for improving gender equality.
Harry Owen

Harry Owen

Chief Operating Officer, City A.M. Media Group

As COO of City AM, Harry combines the diverse experience he gained from his time in the hospitality industry, with his media and publishing expertise - to lead the day-to-day running of the City AM Media Group. WIBF are proud to have City AM. as the 2020 Awards Media Partner.