Our Advisory Board is made up of accomplished professionals at the forefront of finance with a deep passion for its impact on society and the important role women play.
We work together closely to provide the most eye-opening, educational and inspirational content available – dedicated to help empower our rapidly growing community with the knowledge and skills needed to flourish in the sector.
Director / Head of Global Markets Technology Core Engineering Integration Components @ Credit Suisse
Saadia leads four global risk management teams at NatWest Markets, specialising in Hedge Funds, Mutual Funds, Pension Funds, Prime Brokerage and Counterparty Clearing Houses.
Before joining NatWest Markets in 2010, Saadia worked at Citi, Bank of America and Barclays Capital in Risk, Sales, Strategy and Project Management, based in London, New York and Dubai.
Investing in others is a passion for Saadia who co-chairs the RBS Women Policy & Advocacy Committee. She has worked with Fitch to design training and is currently a Tutor and Mentor on the Henley Business School Executive Hedge Fund Programme.
As well as founding and co-chairing the 100 Women in Finance Peer Risk Advisory Group in London, Saadia serves on the Steering Committee of the Professional Risk Managers' International Association. Saadia is a member of Women on Boards and the Ernst & Young Future FTSE Women's Network. She’s also held Non-Executive Director roles for a charitable trust and was Chair of the Audit Committee. In 2018, Saadia was a finalist in the Banker of the Year category - Women in Finance Awards.
Saadia holds an MBA from London Business School, a Post-Graduate Diploma in E-Commerce from Birkbeck, University of London and a BSc (Hons) Banking & International Finance from Cass Business School.
Fiona has extensive experience in the Financial Services Industry working in Retail and Commercial banking, Learning, Talent, Development and Diversity and Inclusion. Fiona has always had a passion for diversity and inclusion which compliments her natural people focus and commercial head. She was previously a senior Global Diversity & inclusion for four years and has been with HSBC since 1997 after joining on a five-year management trainee programme.
She is passionate about inclusion in business, is dedicated and vocal in her passion to drive for more inclusive behaviours to be demonstrated to all and works tirelessly for the implementation of a holistic inclusive approach.
She is a highly sought after speaker, panellist and thought leader, partnering with government bodies and organisations, and is someone who has consistently demonstrated her commitment to the agenda. She is open to sharing her passion, creativity, ideas and practical real solutions to make impactful change.