Ron Kalifa OBE, author of the recent review of the UK’s fintech ecosystem, will deliver the keynote speech at the UK FinTech Awards 2021 on 22 July.
The awards ceremony is being held at Leonardo Royal London St Paul’s. Finalists, sponsors and guests are invited to a premier celebration at the heart of London, where they will celebrate the achievements of the UK’s finest fintechs.
Kalifa will address attendees and set the scene for the evening, when dozens of UK fintechs will contest a diverse set of accolades, including PayTech of the Year, InsurTech of the Year, and, of course, FinTech of the Year.
The Kalifa Review, named for its author, provides a clear strategy and delivery plan to ensure the UK can capitalise on the opportunities fintech presents, according to Innovate Finance, which provided the secretariat for the independent evaluation, alongside the City of London Corporation.
Kalifa was invited to lead the independent fintech strategic review for the UK at the request of the jurisdiction’s chancellor. The report was published on 26 February 2021.
Kalifa led Worldpay for more than 10 years as chief executive officer, including its divestment into private equity ownership in 2010. He served as vice chairman thereafter, remaining as an executive director until February 2020.