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Valentina Kristensen

Director of Growth

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Valentina is the Director of Growth at OakNorth, helping to build the brand and community since she began working with its founders, Rishi Khosla and Joel Perlman, in the summer of 2015. Joining the business full-time a year later, she was the first communications hire, one of its earliest team members, and is a standing invitee on ExCo.

She is a member of the leadership team of Tech London Advocates’ Fintech Working Group which aims to work with other organisations to strengthen the UK’s fintech ecosystem, and is a founding editorial board member of Influence, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations’ multi award-winning quarterly member publication. In 2018, she was named on Innovate Finance’s Women in FinTech Powerlist being selected for the ‘Stand Out 35’ distinction.