Advisory Board & Mentors

Kristy Duncan

Founder & CEO, Women in Payments


Kristy Duncan is the founder and CEO of Women in Payments. This growing professional network unites women in payments from around the globe with a shared vision of gender parity. Women in Payments supports women’s career development through its conferences, award and mentorship programs, and by hosting a growing online community.

Kristy is an avid supporter of her fellow female trailblazers, as investor and advisor to three women-led fintechs – FI.SPAN, Digital Retail Apps, and Thrive Savings. As a respected leader in the field, she’s judged several accelerators, fintech contests, and global awards programs.

Before founding Women in Payments, Kristy was a leading payments and fintech consultant for global financial institutions, payment networks, tech firms, and more. Prior to that, she held leadership positions at a tier one Canadian bank in global transaction banking, treasury, finance, and operations.

Always inspiring and insightful, Kristy is a sought-after speaker, advisor, and mentor. Innovate Finance and Lloyds Bank named Kristy to their Women in Fintech Power List in 2018 and 2017. Lattice 80 named her to their Global 100 Power Women in Fintech List in 2019 and 2018. Perhaps her greatest pride comes from inspiring the next generation of female leaders, as she mentors women in their early and mid-career levels in Canada and Brazil.

Kristy holds a Bachelor of Applied Science and Engineering from the University of Toronto, and a Certified Cash Manager designation.

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