Delio, the UK fintech which digitises the private markets strategies of leading banks, wealth managers and other financial firms, has announced the formation of its first Advisory Board as the company embarks on the next stage of its global expansion.
The new Advisory Board will consist of internationally recognised leaders from a diverse range of professional backgrounds and specialities, including banking, professional services, impact investing, technology and marketing. The Advisory Board members will work closely with Delio’s leadership team to offer strategic help and advice that supports the fintech’s ambitious international expansion. The announcement comes within weeks of Delio’s latest growth funding round which saw Octopus Ventures invest $8.3m in the Cardiff-based firm.
Kevin Smith, a former senior partner at KPMG in London, has been appointed as chairman of the Advisory Board. Smith will oversee their strategic contribution to Delio’s growth plans and harness the members’ wealth of experience gained at top tier organisations including UBS, Société Générale, Cisco, Nokia and Adecco.
In addition to Smith, the founding members of Delio’s Advisory Board include:
Didier Valet, a former senior executive at Société Générale with more than 25 years of experience in the banking industry;
Manuela Andaloro, a strategy, brand and marketing specialist who has held senior roles at UBS, Financial News and Nielsen;
Paivi Rekonen, a serial board director with wide-ranging expertise in digital transformation and strategy;
Pooja Warier Hamilton, the chief partnerships officer at Apolitical and founding partner of Conduit Connect, an impact investing platform.