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Tue | Aug 31 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Ann will discuss the key attributes of effective digital leadership to achieve large-scale digital transformation, drawing on the vital importance of having a diverse range of leaders.
You will also find out what does it take to survive, thrive and lead in these tough times.
This uplifting thought-provoking discussion is hosted by Griselda Togobo – CEO of FL.
Ann Cairns is the Executive Vice Chair of Mastercard, representing the company and brand around the world. As a senior ambassador and executive leader, she brings inclusion, diversity, and innovation to the forefront not just within Mastercard, but around the world, building new global partnerships with governments, businesses and NGOs. With a background in engineering affording her exceptional technological acumen and early-career leadership opportunities, Ann excels at both managing change caused by external factors and driving change through innovation and advocacy.
Prior to taking the Executive Vice Chair role, Ann was President of International Markets, managing all customer-related activities worldwide, guiding the company’s expansion into new and diverse geographies, opening up new customer segments, and embracing the digital revolution with her focus safety, security and convenience.
Before joining Mastercard, Ann headed the Financial Services Group with Alvarez & Marsal in London, where she led the European team managing Lehman Brothers Holdings International through the Chapter 11 process. She also helped restructure banks across Europe including Ireland & Iceland.
Her additional senior leadership experience includes a tenure as CEO of Transaction Banking at ABN-AMRO and 15 years in senior operational positions at Citigroup.
She began her career as an award-winning research engineer, moving through the ranks to become the Head of Offshore Engineer-Planning for British Gas; Ann was the first woman qualified to go offshore in Britain.
She is chair of ICE Clear Europe, global co-chair of the 30% Club, chair of Financial Alliance for Women and a member of the UK Government’s AI council.
She has a Pure Mathematics degree and honorary doctorate from Sheffield University and a M.Sc. with research into medical statistics and honorary doctorate from Newcastle University.
Griselda Togobo MPhil, ACA, is an international corporate consultant and trainer. She is also a multi-faceted entrepreneur, engineer and chartered accountant.
At her core, she is a commercially focused business consultant, but it is her experience as a black woman in the corporate world that drives her.
She now uses her vast international experience to help progressive global companies create inclusive workplaces. As a corporate consultant, Griselda gives talks and workshops to businesses interested in improving the gender and racial diversity of their teams. Her corporate programmes include leadership development and private coaching for senior management. She works directly with CEOs, business leaders, and managers to close the gender and ethnicity gaps in their organisations.
She is a respected and impactful speaker and is known for her high energy and engaging style. As an expert in diversity and inclusion, Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths (STEM), leadership development and entrepreneurship, Griselda offers a fresh approach to diversity in leadership development.
She qualified as a chartered accountant with Deloitte LLP and has an MPhil in Industrial Systems, Manufacture and Management from Wolfson College, Cambridge University. Griselda is a Teaching Fellow at Lancaster University, a doctoral researcher at Strathclyde University, sits on the Law & Business School Advisory Board at Leeds Beckett University and the Yorkshire Leadership Group of the Prince’s Trust, Mosaic Network.
Griselda is passionate about supporting female leaders through forwardladies.com, a 20,000-strong (and growing) professional women’s network.
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