6th October 2021
LONDON

The Judging Panel

We have brought together a broad spectrum of independent experts, who either specialise in a particular field, or who have experience and insight into different aspects of the industry. A selection of the judges will review and score all the qualifying entries and compile a short-list and an overall winner from each category.

All judges of the Emerging Payment Awards are bound by a Code of Conduct covering confidentiality, conflicts of interest and contact with entrants. The judges’ decision is final and there will be no opportunity for appeal, discussion or correspondence.

The judges will rely exclusively on the information provided by the Award entrant. Our judges will be looking to see how the programme/product has been a success against the objectives, taking into account how it stands out from the rest of the market. Entries will also be judged on creativity and how clear and concise the entry is. Judges will also have the right to make nominations, except those in any way connected with their own organisation, that they believe are relevant and missing from the available judging selection.

Teresa Connors
Teresa Connors

Payment Matters

Client Director
Peter Howitt
Peter Howitt

Ince

Managing Partner
Michael Walters
Michael Walters

Advisor, Founder and Non-Executive Director Specialising in Payments
Mike Chambers
Mike Chambers

Northey Point

EPA Ambassador and Director
Nikki Evans
Nikki Evans

EML

CEO EMEA
Ravindra Meshram
Ravindra Meshram

Open Banking Excellence

Alliance Director and EPA Ambassador
Terrie Smith
Terrie Smith

DigiSEq

CEO
Matteo Dessi
Matteo Dessi

FNX1

Director and Founder
Martha Mghendi-Fishe
Martha Mghendi-Fishe

EWPN

Founder and Chair of the Executive Board
Mark Walker
Mark Walker

The Fintech Power50, The Fintech Times

Co-founder & COO & Editorial Director
Kevin Hayler
Kevin Hayler

Sales Made Easy Ltd

Founder & CEO
Joshua Bower-Saul
Joshua Bower-Saul

Cybertonica

CEO
Joanne Dewar
Joanne Dewar

Global Processing Services (GPS)

Chief Executive Officer
Jill Docherty
Jill Docherty

Visa

Head of Business Development, UK & Ireland
Jason Butcher
Jason Butcher

CoinPayments

CEO
Jackie Barker
Jackie Barker

Barker Consultancy

CEO
Ian Staniforth
Ian Staniforth

Twenty8k Consulting

Director
Emma Maslen
Emma Maslen

Ping Identity

Vice President & General Manager (EMEA & APAC)
David Carr
David Carr

EU Prepaid Limited / Tap.Global

CEO of EU Prepaid Limited & Co-Founder of Tap.Global
Camilla Bullock
Camilla Bullock

Emerging Payments Association Asia

Director General (Community) and Co-Founder
Anna Maj
Anna Maj

Truffle Capital

Senior Lecturer CFTE, FinTech Leader, Senior Advisor
Andrea Dunlop
Andrea Dunlop

Chair of Judges
Alex Reddish
Alex Reddish

Tribe Payments

Chief Commercial Officer
Mark McMurtrie
Mark McMurtrie

Payments Consultancy Ltd

Director
Markos Zachariasdis
Markos Zachariasdis

Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester

Greensill Chair in Financial Technology (FinTech) & Full Professor of Information Systems
Juliette Souliman
Juliette Souliman

MMC Ventures

VC Investor
Samer Soliman
Samer Soliman

Arab Financial Services (AFS)

Chief Executive Officer
Warren Russell
Warren Russell

W2

Founder & CEO
Simonetta Rigo
Simonetta Rigo

Tilney Smith and Williamson

Group CMO
Stephen Quinn
Stephen Quinn

Payments leader and Innovator
Timothy Poole
Timothy Poole

Department for International Trade

International Trade Advisor
Anne Pieckielon
Anne Pieckielon

Independent Payments Consultant

David Parker
David Parker

Polymath Consulting

Director
Claire Maslen
Claire Maslen

Consult Hyperion

Chief Marketing Officer
Michael Maier
Michael Maier

Fidor Solutions AG

CEO
Julian Little
Julian Little

Verrency / TicknPay

Commercial Director MENA Verrency, Fintech Consultant, Co-founder of TicknPay
Raymond Lee
Raymond Lee

PHOS

Director of Strategic Partnerships
Angelina Kouznetsova
Angelina Kouznetsova

Deloitte

Partner
Nicola Koronka
Nicola Koronka

Missive

Co-founder and Chief Client Officer
Hugh Kingdon
Hugh Kingdon

Fintech expert and Advisor
Richard Jones
Richard Jones

Eversheds Sutherland

Partner | Head of Payment Services - Europe
Neira Jones
Neira Jones

Payments, Digital Innovation, Fintech, Information Security, Regtech, Fraud, NED, Advisor, Consultant
Peter Ibbetson
Peter Ibbetson

Journolink

Director
Kamran Hedjri
Kamran Hedjri

PXP Financial

Founder and Board Member
Jessica Hardy
Jessica Hardy

Dunedin

Assistant Director
Dimitrios Fountas
Dimitrios Fountas

City, University of London

Client Director
Brian Dunne
Brian Dunne

Giftcard Consulting

Managing Director
Janusz Diemko
Janusz Diemko

Apipay/ Xelopay

Strategic Advisor Payments Consultant and CEO
Salim Dhanani
Salim Dhanani

BigPay

COO & Co-Founder
Nilixa Devlukia
Nilixa Devlukia

Payments Solved

Founder
Thibault de Barsy
Thibault de Barsy

Emerging Payments Association EU

Vice-Chairman & General Manager
Rebecca Clements
Rebecca Clements

UK Finance

Director of Payments
Robert Courtneidge
Robert Courtneidge

Independent Industry Advisor
Francesco Burelli
Francesco Burelli

Arkwright Consulting

Partner
Alistair Brown
Alistair Brown

EPAM

Global Head of Payments
David G.W Birch
David G.W Birch

15Mb Ltd

Director
Paul Bartholomew–Keen
Paul Bartholomew–Keen

Elavon Europe

Head of Strategic Relationships
Scott Abrahams
Scott Abrahams

Mastercard

Senior Vice President Business Development & FinTech, United Kingdom and Ireland, International Markets