Rukayyat KolawoleFounder & CEO at PaceUP Invest
Rukayatt Kolawole is the Founder and CEO of PaceUP Invest GmbH in Germany and PaceUP Invest SAS in France; a Fintech start up whose mission empowering women and underrepresented communities financially and help with wealth building irrespective of their income towards attaining a responsible and sustainable future for themselves and their generation.
She has over 15 years of experience in the financial industry: Investment banking, Investment Management, and Capital Markets in Goldman Sachs, Bloomberg, Reuters, and BMCE International London. She was a former VP Capital Markets and Treasury at BMCE Bank International London covering EMEA, Americas and APAC. She is a transcultural communicator and leader having worked on international assignments throughout her successful career.
Kolawole is currently on the board of Kassavex, a social impact agricultural company in Nigeria; Founding committee member of 100 Women in Finance Germany; Chair of Mid-Career Bridge 100 Women in Finance, Germany; and a mentor at &ahead, Germany.
She Kolawole graduated from The University of York, UK with a Diploma. She earned her Bachelor's Degree at The University of Manchester in 2007, UK. She earned an MSc Finance and Investment Management with a Distinction at BPP Business School, UK in 2010. In 2020, she earned a double Diploma Executive MBA at Mannheim Business School, Germany and ESSEC Business School, France. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
She loves playing golf, travelling, reading, and playing silly games with her 4-year-old.