Margarita Skarkou

Barclays New Ventures

Multilingual and resourceful banker with an entrepreneurial mindset; solid analytical background, strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to think creatively and critically.

Core team member of Barclays UK Ventures, having joined business from launch. Focusing on business development, fintech innovation, investments and partnerships. 

Additional responsibility as Head of Strategy for the Greek Economic Forum, a think-tank and business network that aims to increase sustainable economic development and investment in Greece. Recognised and awarded by the President of the Hellenic Republic for work. 

Experience in investment banking and various entre/intrapreneurial ventures; Barclays Social Innovation Facility finalist, member of the bank's Green Banking Council and Intrapreneurship Lab alumnus (Oxford University - Said Business School). 

Recognised 'Woman Future Leader' by McKinsey & Company (2017) and TargetJobs Rising Star (2018). 

Qualified MEng Civil Engineer and certified Business Accountant (CIMA).