Akua Opong | Senior Analyst, London Stock Exchange

Akua Opong

Akua works as a Senior Analyst within the Corporate Technology team at London Stock Exchange Group. This focuses on overseeing and maintaining the company hardware and software systems, resolving technical issues acting as an escalation point for the first line support team through the ITIL framework. This involves onboarding staff, providing IT inductions, audio/video support, account migrations, laptop deployments and supporting hybrid working as part of the return to office project. As part of her work, she mentors new starters in the team, including interns and graduates, and provides technology guidance to colleagues across the Group. Akua is process driven and enjoys project work, as well as sharing knowledge through technical documentation.

Outside of her main role, Akua is a keen diversity and inclusion advocate, a mental health champion within the LSEG Wellbeing Committee and a community lead for LSEG’s Women’s Inspired Network. She is passionate about raising the profile of women in STEM.

Akua is a neurodiversity advocate (self identifies as Dyslexic and has ADD), a fundraiser, Team London ambassador, Covid vaccination advocate plus a charity volunteer and a keen sports volunteer for Netball England and British Athletics.

She was a finalist for the Outstanding Woman in STEM Precious Awards 2020. She has featured in Investment Week, Forbes and been a panellist for One Tech World conference 2021 discussing Harnessing Neurodiversity in Tech. In 2021, Akua also featured in the Tech London Advocates the Voices in the shadows book and is a TechWomen100 2021 winner through WeAreTheCity.