James Hickson
Group Chief Executive OfficerMash
James Hickson is CEO of Mash, one of Europe's fastest growing and most dynamic Fintech payments start-ups.

Passionate about the future of alternative finance and payments, he leads a team of driven professionals that are on a mission to transform the retail payments space through Mash’ best-in-class consumer finance solution. Prior to Mash, James spent 15 years working for Morgan Stanley in various international assignments including London, Saudi Arabia, Hungary and New York. Most recently he lead FinTech Strategy before leaving to join Mash in May 2017. In addition to speaking engagements, James is a prolific FinTech writer and has contributed to leading print publications including Entrepreneur, The Fintech Times and The European Business Magazine.

James holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Greenwich in Computer Science and a Global Executive MBA from IE Business School.