Advisory Board & Mentors

Carol Grunberg

VP & Executive Officer (President of the Board at Wnet), Northwestern Mutual


Carol Grunberg is Vice President at Northwestern Mutual. She is responsible for leading Innovation, Sales Strategy and Business Integration. Carol also serves at the President of the Board of Wnet (Women’s Network in Electronic Transactions), the premier professional organization for women in payments.

Wnet has recently partnered with McKinsey and on the “Women in the Workplace” study, one of the largest comprehensive studies of the state of women in corporate America.

Prior to Northwestern Mutual, Carol led Business Development initiatives, including Product Innovations and Strategic Partnerships at Google, Ant Financial/Alibaba Group, Discover and in startup.

Carol has worked and lived in China, India and Southeast Asia. She has deep expertise in SuperApps and emerging markets, driving some of the most sophisticated consumer experiences.

Advisory Board & Mentors

Raja Al Mazrouei

Executive Vice President - FinTech Hive


Ghinwa Baradhi

Chief Information Officer for MENA & Turkey


Gladys Chun

General Counsel & Head of Government Affairs

Lazada Group

Kristy Duncan - Profile

Founder & CEO

Women in Payments 

Monica Garde

Product Manager


Carol Grunberg

VP & Executive Officer

Northwestern Mutual

Kirti Lad

Executive Director

Meraki Executive Search & Consulting

Meirav Peled

Director of Partnerships


Azhar Mambetova

Head of Strategic & Innovative Projects Department

Kompanion Bank

Evans Munyuki

Chief Digital Officer

Emirates NBD

Carrie Suen

Head of International Legal Team

Ant Financial

Vikram Subrahmanyam

MD Asia Pacific CIO & Operations & Technology Head


Debra Taylor

Founder & COO

Open Sparkz