School of Computing alumna Yasamin Karimi has been selected by The Financial Technology Report as one of The Top 25 Women Leaders In Financial Technology Of Europe For 2021.
Over the past year, Europe has seen impressive growth within the financial technology sector and the 2021 awardees have helped lead their organizations amidst rapid digitalization of the financial industry, an increasingly complex regulatory landscape, rising global competition, and increased consumer demand for digital financial products.
Yasamin, who studied BSc Business and Computing at Kent, is currently Head of Product at at Codat – a company that offers a seamless connection into small business financial software.
On Yasamin’s nomination, The Financial Technology Report says: ‘Yasamin has built the product team at Codat into a customer focused, problem solving function that has enabled substantial growth for the company. As a previous small business owner herself, Yasamin felt compelled to focus on solving the huge administrative burden that small businesses seek to alleviate by using products, built by financial service providers. She is a firm believer in the potential of small business data and believes access to this data can transform the way in which SMBs use and receive products. Yasamin brings to her role at Codat a demonstrated history of launching large scale fintech products to market. Always focused on the future, she provides the vision, strategy, and positioning of Codat’s product to ensure it aligns with the largest developments in open finance, particularly on how open finance can be used for the greater good. She firmly believes that product teams should be positioned as an ally to all members of an organisation and has been instrumental in providing this team structure to many companies’.
Further information about the full list of awardees, including more about Yasamin, is available here: