Nina Mohanty looks after Business Development on the Partnerships & Network team at Bud, the financial network aiming to make money a fairer, simpler experience for everyone. Her interests focus on upskilling and educating product owners and marketeers about the new distribution model in financial services and how prioritising API development will lead to more effective and mutually beneficial relationships between financial services providers and their customers.

Nina’s interest in digital technology stems from her childhood growing up in the Silicon Valley, where she was surrounded by the Tech Giants such as Apple, Facebook, and Google and grew to recognise the awesome opportunities for technology to improve processes, functions, and more importantly – lives.

This was confirmed during her time on the Digital Payments team at Mastercard, with a focus on digital payment acceptance. Scaling, Mastercard’s Digital Wallet, MasterPass, in the Austrian market and drawing up the Digital Strategy for Mastercard Austria, she was able to see how powerful small changes to a user experience can transform the way people interact with their money. Her time at Starling Bank further solidified the possibilities for tech to help people live healthier financial lives.

Nina is a fiercely passionate feminist and vocal advocate of diversity (of all kinds) in the workplace. She volunteers for organisations including I Can Be, a charity whose goal is to share non-stereotypical careers with underprivileged school girls in London as well as Ada’s List, a community of women working to advance women in technology. She is member of FemTech Global and Tech Ladies, both international communities for women working in technology.

Nina is also a mentor to students from her alma mater, the London School of Economics and regularly volunteers her time as a guest lecturer or panellist at LSE events. She is also a regular public speaker at events hosted by Money20/20, Innovate Finance, General Assembly, BrightTalk, Salesforce and more speaking on topics ranging from payments, ethical AI, diversity, the future of work.