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Finovate Awards
September 13, 2022
The Edison BallroomNew York, NY

Sharon Kimathi
Editor at Fintech Futures


Sharon Kits Kimathi is Editor of Fintech Futures and Banking Technology since May 2019, having been Deputy Editor at the International Financial Law Review (IFLR) and a capital markets Reporter at mtn-i and Global Capital.

Having obtained a Bachelor of Laws degree at the University of Sussex, Sharon graduated from her Legal Practitioner’s Course (LPC) as President of the Law Society at City Law School and Winner of the Young Legal Minds Award, 2012.

This was then followed by permanent positions as a Paralegal for Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Legal Compliance Associate for Goldman Sachs; and Paralegal at Reed Smith LLP. It was conducting legal research for fintech clients at the latter which prompted a shift in career trajectory, away from the legal profession and towards specialist research and journalism from September 2016.

As part of her retraining, she briefly moved to Oxford to work as Researcher and Production Coordinator for Quicksilver Media, the award-winning production company behind Unreported World and Dispatches, before returning to London to rise through the ranks of financial journalism. Her personal projects include volunteering as a Party Manager for the care-home events charity, Magic Me and social justice initiatives with Liberty Advice Clinic.