Kirsi Larkiala is a dynamic and highly respected wholesale & transaction banking and Fintech senior executive with market-leading results in increasingly more complex leadership and client advisory positions. Kirsi has over 30 years of experience in Corporate, Institutions & Retail & Transaction, Liquidity & Risk Management banking. Last three years Kirsi has been focusing also on Financial technology (Fintech) as a founder of Finnish Fintech Executive Community and also as a co-founder and member of the Board for Fintech Finland Association. Kirsi is ranked to Global FinTech Top100 Influencers/and No 1 in the Nordics & Finland (July 2016 by Oanalytica, London). Kirsi is also ranked to Top 100 IT Influencers by TIVI magazine in Finland (in the ranking only 2 from the banking sector).
Kirsi is known as a thought leader in digitalization, disruption, innovation & change management as well as client advisory in the financial industry. Long-term professional relationships with leading institutional and corporate clients at C-level in Finland & the Nordics are important part of Kirsi´s network.
Kirsi is also member of the Board at Grannenfelt Finance. Grannenfelt Finance is an independent provider of financial solutions for growth and scale-up companies and the goal is to find comprehensive funding solutions that support growth during the entire life cycle of the company. Today’s funding opportunities are diversified and fragmented outside the conventional banking sector to private, government, EU solutions and Fintech.