Zeib Khwaja

Zeib Khwaja | JP Morgan Chase

Zeib Khwaja

I am a Transformation & Change Lead at JP Morgan.

I lead change initiatives for Leadership and Technology Teams working across an organization of 8k employees globally – driving organizational change to enable teams to deliver high quality product to market. My approach centers around empathy - bringing employees’ voice at the table and driving change from bottom up. I lead Manager Excellence across 1200+ managers. Creating a safe space for technical managers to talk openly about challenges, to explore solutions and learn from each other.

In my previous role as Global Delivery Manager, I led a team of 60 under a multi-million $ engagement. I built the team and also led its transition into a new operating model saving $1.9 M with zero impacts to customers. I have also worked for and been recognized in UAE’s largest bank (FAB) on pioneering projects in their Digital Transformation. I am credited for my Customer Focus, Project Leadership and Diversity and Inclusion. I’m a design thinker, Certified Scrum Product Owner, PMP, PRINCE2 and ITIL Foundation Certified professional who has also spoken at external conferences across Europe sharing my experience and learnings with the wider technology fraternity. My versatile experience across multiple geographies, working with project teams as well as senior leaders alike has led to my consistent recognition as top talent in the firm.

Safina Siddiqui

Safina Siddiqui | JP Morgan Chase

Safina Siddiqui

I joined the finance industry in 2015 as a Software Developer after achieving a Bachelor of Science degree from University College London (UCL) in Computer Science.

I spent my first two years in industry at Barclays in the Investment Bank and from there, I moved to Asset Management at JP Morgan Chase & Co (JPMC). Firstly joining the Multi-Asset Solutions Portfolio Management Team, I moved internally in November 2020 to join the Money Markets Trading team where I am responsible for the development and support of the Money Markets Trading applications. Due to the front office nature of my roles, I have worked closely with Portfolio Managers, Traders and Middle Office in the business as well as the technology teams based in New York and Hong Kong. As a full stack developer, I contribute to both the UI and the backend services for the team.

Always looking at the bigger picture, I have been able to make significant contributions in my roles at JPMC. Currently within Money Market Trading Technology, I met a key milestone of adopting FIX, the industry standard, within the space. Previously in Portfolio Management, I was a key contributor in the re-design of the entire portfolio management system that became the strategic application for portfolio management across all asset classes within Asset Management at JPMC. Having been selected for the Expert Engineer program at JPMC, an initiative reserved for high-performing technologists, I received the ‘Leading the Way’ Award for the characteristics I demonstrate, and I have also been recognized as a Women of Color STEM – Technology Rising Star, highlighting that my efforts are helping to shape the technology of the future.

I am an Enterprise Advisor for my local girls school, volunteer for STEM advocacy events hosted at JPMC and mentor as part of WomenOnTheMove, a JPMC network to help support other women through their careers. I am also an active contributing member of TIF (JPMC women’s technology network) and a founding of the AM London Technology Culture Committee focused on sharing knowledge and bringing community together for an inclusive work culture. I volunteer my time for these initiatives as I am dedicated to ensuring that all young women have insight into careers which they may not have had visibility to in the past and empowering women through every stage in their careers.

Kyriaki Dafni Galetza

Kyriaki Dafni Galetza | JP Morgan Chase

Kyriaki Dafni Galetza

I began my career as a 100m hurdles track and field athlete and a member of the Greek deaf national track and field team.

However, being deaf myself I was able to experience and see how technology was evolving to create products that helped make people’s lives more accessible and our society more inclusive. This led me into a different route where I pursued a 5 year masters degree in Greece in Electrical and Computer Engineering with Computer Science as a major followed by a masters on Risk Management and Financial Engineering at Imperial College in London.

My first role was in Malta as an IT intern where I was fast tracked and promoted to Technical Development Executive within 1.5 years after spearheading technical projects that optimized the company’s internal workflows significantly and contributed to financial saves.

I was then able to secure an internship with JP Morgan in Glasgow that subsequently led to a full-time software engineer graduate position in London. Since I started my journey in JP Morgan, as a graduate, I have been involved with different projects where I have delivered high quality work that is focused on improving processes for applications that deal with large transaction volumes. I have regular interactions with my colleagues and stakeholders to ensure that we deliver robust and scalable solutions.

Being deaf, my experience as a track and field athlete and being a female in an industry that is a predominantly male, has equipped me with the drive, ingenuity, and resiliency to be a success in everything I do. One of my main aspirations is to educate people that not being able bodied does not mean that you are less capable, rather you hone other unique skills to help you succeed. I have my challenges but that does not stop me reaching for the sky!

Tamika Kalule

Tamika Kalule | JP Morgan Chase

Tamika Kalule

I am a full stack Software Engineer within Global Technology at JP Morgan Chase, working with a diverse range of technologies to develop and support the firm’s data centre telemetry tool.

My day-to-day responsibilities include upgrading the current technical stack whilst maintaining and coding new features for our applications. My efforts gained senior buy-in and my user interface designs have since become part of our process to ensure the firm enacts user-centric designs. Beyond my role, I am a key participant in the firm’s diversity efforts as a member of the black employee network leadership team and an avid member of the women in technology initiative.

Prior to working in the financial sector, I was an accredited Biomedical Scientist. Subsequently, I transitioned into the technology sector via a 3-month Java development program. Following the training, I secured a junior developer position at Standard Chartered Bank where I helped automate the continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipeline for the bank’s foreign exchange application and helped several teams develop agile processes and tools.