Svetla Marinova

Fintech Strategic Partnerships, AWS Financial Services

Svetla is an experienced FinTech innovation strategist with expertise in the use of unstructured, ESG, and alternative data to enable investment decisions through Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing. She currently manages Technology Partnerships for Financial Services at Amazon Web Services where she is responsible for expanding Amazon’s Partner Network to include and grow fintechs of strategic value. She started her career in FinTech as a founding member and primary business analyst of the S&P Global Innovation Lab. She then led the Innovation Lab of APG Asset Management in New York, and was most recently a part of Grant Thornton’s FinTech innovation solutioning initiative, where she focused on sustainable investing and digital transformation efforts for the Asset Management vertical. Svetla holds a BA in Economics from Adelphi University’s Honors College, a Master’s in Climate and Society from Columbia University, where she was also a Research Fellow at the Earth Institute, and an Executive MBA from The Wharton School. She is also a Money 20/20 Europe 2019 Rise Up Academy alumna, a Standout35 on the Innovate Finance Women in FinTech Powerlist for 2019, on the list of 50 Inspiring Fintech Females by NYC Fintech Women for 2019, a published author, conference speaker, content curator, and advisor for Holt Fintech Accelerator. Her volunteer efforts focus on STEM initiatives and mentoring for not-for-profits such as FIRST Robotics, NFTE, Year Up, Girls in Tech, and Built by Girls.

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