Director, Banking Lab
Originally a Commercial Banker, Helene was the creator and MD of the global Rainmaking Colab
FinTech Programme, a world-first, post-accelerator programme connecting Series A+ FinTechs to
Tier 1 banks financial institutions and corporates, and has launched Banking Lab (London) in order to help community banks succeed on their digital journey.
She created and launched the Inaugural Programme of Education and Events for Innovate Finance, is an Associate Professor with LIBF (London Institute for Banking and Finance), the Lead Fellow (and creator) on a world-first FinTech Pathway in a Masters in Entrepreneurship Degree for UCL, and co-Programme Director on the Imperial College FinTech Executive Education Programme. Her specialist subject areas are Digital Banking and Alternative Finance (SMEs).
She is a regular judge, speaker and moderator for the FIA Award, Global Mobile Congress, The Alt Finance Awards, EFMA (European Finance), Money Live on FinTech/Corporate Collaboration, the
Retail Banking Conference, and Lendit. A member of The FinTech Advisory Board for the BSI (British Standards Institute), Helene was named on the Computer Weekly 100 Women in Tech Award 2018/2019. She is currently co-writing a book on the reinvention of banking due to be published in June 2020.