Sylwia Jablonska Bond

Sylwia started her career in technology within Financial Services at Accenture and Capco consulting.

She moved into industry in 2011 to work in Foreign Exchange IT for Barclays Investment Bank, where she is currently working as a Programme Manager responsible for a portfolio of initiatives across FX and Emerging Markets, ranging from Product Rollout to revenue-opportunity client technology solutions.

Sylwia always sets high standards for her work and throughout her career has led a number of diverse project teams delivering pioneering and regulatory change across technology and business in Wealth Management and Global Markets.

She has a seamless ability to work across the wide organisation and experience hierarchy with ease, and is equally at home briefing the Business Head about the programme plans as she is discussing technical solutions with quantitative developers or working to support a new graduate in their development.

In every project, she takes the lead in training and developing colleagues around the globe. She coaches and mentors those with less experience and does not shy away from difficult and contentious decisions by always balancing the needs of the organisation and colleagues. As a leader, she forges teams through consensus building, understanding and an industrious tenacity to get the job done. This creates tempo in her projects leading to timely delivery.

She is a go-to person for technology engagements in her area and is often asked for advice by her colleagues and peers. She also holds a Certificate in Agile leadership from Scrum Alliance.

Sylwia has been actively involved in diversity and community projects since the beginning of her career, specifically supporting the younger generation:

• Organiser and curator of TEDxShoreditch 2019, managing a team of 5 volunteers, and an expected audience of 100 and 8 speakers.
• Mentoring for the Microsoft Girls in AI Hackathons
• Mentoring young people through Young Enterprise Charity
• Barclays Women in Technology committee, with specific focus on Learning, Coaching (previously held a position of Learning and Coaching Lead for WiT)
• Running mock interview and coaching sessions for interns at Barclays
• Organising charity bake sales and Christmas hamper drives for various charities (in 2018 the proceeds from her MiFID II Bake-off sale was in the top 1% of the monthly donations for the Great Ormond Street Hospital)
• Markets Change Execution Continuous Improvement Working Group Content Creator
• Royal Ocean Racing Club Fastnet race Competitor as part of the Barclays team
• Barclays Fencing Club Club Captain (led team to victory in London’s Corporate Decathlon)
• Alto singer in the Barclays Choir, Canary Wharf Choir and City Music Services Chorale, taking part in charity concerts
• An active member of the City of London Lime Street and Cornhill Ward Club
• Sylwia supports the arts back home in Poland by sponsoring music album recordings for up-and-coming local artists