Marina is the global head of global markets risk & control assessment at a leading Banking group. She specializes in global capital markets non - financial risks with a focus on conduct risk, rogue trading, financial crime and trade surveillance.
She also has experience in risks and controls relating to Artificial Intelligence, Large Language Models and Data Privacy. Marina is an executive committee and board member at various institutions and participates in Global Capital Market forums.
Marina has extensive experience working with regulators globally. In the past, she acted as lead validator, at Top Tier banks, on regulatory conduct risk programmes sanctioned by the US Federal Reserve Bank and the US Department of Justice. Marina also acted as head of Audit for Citigroup where she received the Global recognition award for her performance and served as the Chair of the London Citigroup 'Charity of The Year Fundraising' Committee. Previously, she worked on due diligence projects during M&A banking transactions.
Marina is a qualified chartered accountant and member of the ICAEW. She completed a Technology Entrepreneurship course at Harvard and an ESG course at Wharton, University of Pennsylvania. She also studied FinTech at the University of Oxford Said Business School during which she developed a FinTech innovation idea aiming at fundraising for people impacted by natural disasters. Marina studied Investment Management at the London Business School and has an MSc in Economics & Finance from Warwick Business School.
Marina is very interested in technology. She is a founding member of the Hellenic Tech Network, participated in studies around the implementation of digital currencies, and reviewed the AI Governance of a leading FinTech academic centre in the UK.
She is a Warwick University Ambassador and an Executive Committee Member of the Warwick Finance Professional Network. Marina acts as guest lecturer at Executive MBA courses and speaker at conferences globally covering conduct risk, digital transformation, digital assets, Artificial Intelligence, FinTech and ESG.
In the past, Marina acted as a mentor and a member of the 'Audit & Risk' Committee at the University of Warwick. She also acted as a 'Hellenic Bankers Association' ambassador and drove the 'HBA – UK Student Award' for students who wish to pursue a finance career in the UK. She was the Operating Committee Deputy Chair of the ‘Olive Branch Aid’, a foodbank providing food and daily essentials across London communities and schools.
Marina speaks four languages and enjoys travelling around the world. She is a multiple award-winning photographer and exhibited globally in London, New York, France, Holland and Spain. In 2018, her work was included in the Biennale of 'Fine Art & Photography' in Barcelona. Marina published five photography books and proceeds were donated to children hospices in London. She held solo photo exhibitions on climate risk at the London Hellenic Centre and at the Cyprus High Commission in central London and collaborated with the 'Institute of Natural Resources in Greenland' to support their research through her photography work on whales.