Desislava Ilieva
My name is Desi Ilieva and I am a Product Owner in Santander UK.

After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in BSc International Management from The University of Manchester, I started working in Santander Technology UK. I took part in the graduate programme and realised how passionate I am about technology. I started working in the Innovation Hub as a Scrum Master and received my certification from the Scrum Alliance. I enjoyed sharing what I had learned with junior scrum masters and with teams in the bank on their path to an agile transformation. Two years ago, I took the opportunity to explore the Product Owner role in a small innovation challenge and then moved on to work on a new mobile application. I enjoy learning about new technologies and working with the development team to deliver a great customer experience. Last year, I was selected to take part in Santander’s Young Leaders Programme where I learnt about innovation, culture, sustainability and more.