Wirex's list of emerging women in crypto power is open – and nominations for the women who are driving the future of digital currencies are coming fast and tight.
After the entry deadline on September 30th, our jury of experts will review each candidate to create an outstanding selection of female talent.
So who are these experts? The Power List panel represents a range of disciplines and backgrounds, and is comprised of leaders and innovators in the field who know a thing or two about crypto.
Let's meet with them.
CEO and co-founder of Wirex
Pavel Matveev is CEO and co-founder of Wirex – the industry-leading digital payments platform with the goal of making both fiat and cryptocurrencies equally accessible to everyone. He co-founded Wirex with 15 years of software development and IT management, having previously worked at Barclays Capital, Morgan Stanley, BNP Paribas and Credit Suisse.
Pavel and his co-founder Dmitry Lazarichev brought Wirex to life in 2014 as a solution to the then complex process of buying crypto. The company has since grown globally and currently serves over 3 million users in 130 countries.
Pavel is a leading figure on the road to mass adoption of crypto and is highly valued for his role as an educator in the field of digital payments. He has spoken about cryptocurrency, fintech, business and economics at various blockchain and payments conferences around the world.
Dr. Ruth Wandhöfer
Fintech Global 50 influencer and former Global Managing Director at Citi
Dr. Ruth Wandhöfer has been instrumental in shaping the future of finance during her impressive 19-year career. She works in the field of tension between finance, technology and regulation and is passionately committed to creating the digital financial ecosystem of the future.
Ruth is an influential female technology leader who drives the understanding, delivery, and business models of our digital future across financial markets and processes. Her diverse career includes regulatory policy development, banking, fintech / regtech mentoring, investing and consulting.
After more than a decade at Citi, Ruth is now an independent non-executive director on the boards of Permanent TSB and Digital Identity Net and a partner at Gauss Ventures. She also advises ETPPA, RTGS.global, Coinfirm and is the founder and partner of Sinonyx.
Ruth was named Fintech Power 50 “Global Fintech Influencer” in 2018, 2019 and 2020. Her views are in high demand in the global press and have been featured in Sifted, FT and Forbes.
CEO of Fintech Times and founder of Fintech Power 50
Prior to founding Fintech Power 50 in 2018, Jason Williams worked in B2B publishing for 20 years, focusing on financial, business and fintech publications.
Jason co-founded Fintech Finance and Fintech Finance Magazine in 2014 and built the brand and its titles into what is now widely recognized publications.
He then founded Fintech Power 50 – the annual guide for the most influential, innovative and high-performing personalities in the fintech industry. It sheds light on those transforming financial services and supports the global growth of fintech companies.
Jason is currently CEO of Fintech Times, the first and only dedicated fintech newspaper that tracks the latest developments in financial technology.
Founder of Block Tides and Business Director of the Asia Token Fund
Myrtle Ramos is known for empowering women and youth in the blockchain space. The founder of Block Tides, a blockchain-focused events, digital marketing and PR company based in the Philippines, has helped numerous companies transform their businesses and communicate their stories effectively. Its clients include the digital finance tokenization platform Asia Token Fund.
Myrtle is a well respected speaker in her field who has completed over 20 successful road shows in eight Southeast Asian countries since 2018. She also attended a university tour in the Philippines, where she spoke on the topic of empowering women and youth and moderated a series of blockchain and tech panel discussions.
Her extensive experience and dedicated work ethic have earned Myrtle a positive reputation in the industry.
Chief Operating Officer at the Nano Foundation and Director of Appia
George Coxon's mission is to make the world economy equal and open to all. George, the Chief Operating Officer of the Nano Foundation, is focused on leveraging the royalty-free, instant, and sustainable properties of Nano to create digital money solutions to real-world problems.
A degree in evolutionary anthropology reinforced George's natural fascination with the complexity of social behavior and what makes people tick. Since then, she has applied what she learned to develop a broader understanding of how efficient, decentralized, digital money can empower and fuel the sub-bank.
As a female leader in the emerging and challenging world of digital money, George is committed to promoting and nurturing women entrepreneurs as they continue to thrive in the digital and technology sectors