Sophia BantanidisHead of Regulatory Strategy & Policy TTS Innovation Treasury & Trade Solutions at Citi
Sophia Bantanidis is the Head of Regulatory Strategy & Policy within the Treasury and Trade Solutions (TTS) Innovation Lab. She joined on 1 February 2016 from Northern Trust where she managed a team as the EMEA Head of Regulatory Developments enabling the bank to commercialise regulatory change for clients as well as to comply with rules and regulations. She is on the Innovate Finance Women in FinTech 2018 and 2017 Powerlist and a finalist for Women in Finance FinTech Champion of the Year (2018 and 2019) and Disruptor of the Year (2019) categories.
Sophia stays actively involved in the broader FinTech ecosystem, influences regulators as they formalise their innovation policy programmes, mentors FinTech and RegTech firms, actively represents Citi externally at key conferences / industry events and regularly briefs clients on the intersection of innovation, regulation and technology.
Sophia speaks 5 languages; she has worked at two financial services regulators (in France and in the UK), banks and asset managers in various business areas including derivative products strategic communications and risk. She holds an LLB in UK Law and German Law from University College London and from the University of Cologne as well as a Master’s Degree in European Business from ESCP Europe in Oxford and Paris.