Cristina Alba-Ochoa is the CFO of OakNorth - the bank for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs – where she sits on the board alongside Rishi Khosla (CEO and co-founder), Cyrus Ardalan (Chairman), Navtej Nandra (non-executive director), and Ted Berk (non-executive director) amongst others. Prior to joining OakNorth, Cristina spent several years at GE Capital International where she led a team of experienced senior finance managers and analysts who facilitated the management of over $100Bn worth of sales across multiple jurisdictions. She also oversaw the creation of GE Capital’s Centre of Excellence dedicated to cost analysis and forecasting, leading to a cost base reduction of $2Bn over three years. She was also CFO for the EMEA Leverage Finance Bank of GE, and prior to it she held several positions in finance and risk. The strong governance framework she incorporated enabled transactions to be completed at speed whilst still ensuring security - much like the debt finance transactions between OakNorth and its borrowers.