Helene Panzarino
Managing DirectorRainmaking Colab
Originally a Commercial Banker, Helene is a highly experienced FinTech Programme Director, Investment Readiness Consultant, Exited Entrepreneur, and Educator, and most recently MD of the global Rainmaking Colab FinTech Programme, a world-first, post-accelerator programme connecting Series A+ FinTechs to Tier 1 banks financial institutions.

Helene successfully created and launched the Inaugural Programme of Education and Events for Innovate Finance and is an Associate Professor with LIBF, the Lead Fellow (and creator) on a world-first FinTech Pathway in a Masters in Tech Entrepreneurship Degree for UCL, and co-creator and lead delivery partner on the Imperial College FinTech Executive Education Programme. Her specialist subject areas are Digital Banking and Alternative Finance (SMEs).

She is a regular judge, speaker and moderator for the FIA Award, Global Mobile Congress, The Alt Fi Finance Awards, EFMA (European Finance), Money Live on FinTech/Corporate Collaboration, the Retail Banking Conference, and Lendit.

Helene is a member of The FinTech Advisory Board for the BSI (British Standards Institute), and representative for UK in the EU. Named on the Computer Weekly 100 Women in Tech Award 2019, she was also recently inducted into the St George’s Leadership Foundation at Windsor Castle. She is currently co-writing a book on the reinvention of banking.