Sofie Blakstad

CEO – HiveOnline

Sofie spent 25 years building and transforming banks, including the first online bank for UBS, before deciding the last thing the world needs is another bank. She’s taken her experience building everything from technical infrastructure to business transformation in multinational, multi-billion programmes, to building a multinational, very low-cost distributed team and lightweight software ecosystems at hiveonline, the financial trust platform for small businesses everywhere.

Sofie advises the UN and G7 groups on applications of fintech for financial inclusion and sustainable investment and advises governments on fintech and cryptocurrency. Sofie’s second book (with Rob Allen), Fintech Revolution: Universal Inclusion in the New Financial Ecosystem, is widely available.