Advisory Board & Mentors

Monica Garde

Product Manager, Google

Monica Garde Headshot

Monica Garde is a Product Manager on Google Pay, helping to enable fast, simple, and secure payments.

Previously, Monica was leading new country expansion with Google Station, a WiFi service built to expand access in emerging markets. Before transitioning to product management, Monica was a software engineer working on Google Search building features geared towards users in emerging markets.

In her spare time, Monica teaches coding classes with Girls Who Code. She holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Cornell University.

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