Board Member

Izabela Czepirska, PhD – Deputy Chairperson

Izabela has close to 10 years of experience in Financial Services across traditional banking, FinTech and academia.

She started at Citi on a graduate programme across Transaction Banking, Cash Management, Credit Risk and Trade Finance where she stayed for a further 5 years, taking roles on the Risk Distribution & Syndication desk and in Supply Chain Finance.

Alongside working at Citi, Izabela commenced a full-time PhD programme at Warsaw School of Economics. Her dissertation on microfinance around financial inclusion and use of technology came to fruition in June 2019 when she was awarded a PhD cum laude in finance. Soon after she joined Crowdz in London, a blockchain trade finance software platform tied to Ethereum headquartered in Silicon Valley. Since mid 2020, Izabela has been part of Komgo, where she manages one of the digital Trade Finance products allowing banks and corporates to connect and transact securely.

Given her experience in different parts of Trade Finance and strong academic background, Izabela joined ITFA Emerging Leaders Committee to support the initiatives put together in the areas of ITFA EL London events, webinars, academic panels and individual mentoring sessions.

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