Elena is a senior influential leader with a deep passion for technology and innovation. With extensive experience in technology and financial industry companies, she currently serves as VP of Engineering at KOHO Financial, Canada’s first challenger bank, looking to help eradicate debt caused by a system fuelled by hidden fees and interest rates. With an integrated app and reloadable Visa card, KOHO is building the ultimate savings experience and leading the charge in the fintech space. Previously, she held numerous roles in fintech, banking and IT sectors. In recent years, she focused on digital economy vision that enables digital identity, central bank digital currencies (CBDC) and new ways to pay.