Lana AbdullayevaDirector at Lloyds Banking Group
Mathematician by training, in banking and financial services since 1997 across a number of corporate and regulatory environments, Lana offers a fresh perspective, challenging status quo and leading growth through client centric technology and business model transformation. Being well-versed in the rapidly emerging world of data and disruptive technologies, Lana is embracing digital and market transformation to create world class ubiquitous solutions for the good of all users.
A global leader in the digital payments and digital identity, Lana is passionate about promoting innovation through ecosystem collaboration and expanding the traditional boundaries of the Financial Services footprint in the growing world of Open Data and Open Banking. As Payment Innovation & Policy Director at Lloyds Banking Group and a Member of the Participant Advisory Council at Pay.UK, Lana advocates leveraging evolving regulation to improve customer experience, foster financial inclusion and prevent financial crime. A driven and committed leader with a strong ethical mind-set, Lana achieves objectives by challenging and reshaping governance over the existing and evolving payment services as new regulations and market developments expand. Since joining LBG in May 2018 as Open Banking and PSD2 Director, Lana has played an influential role to ensure the Group’s approach is strategically aligned with the external trade and regulatory bodies. She is recognised externally for her engagement with global leaders.