Global Discussion Video & Podcast

Our CEO Susanne Chishti was recently featured in a podcast "The Global Discussion" with Host, Simon Hodgkins, where she shared her achievements and journey in the fintech industry...

Global Discussion Video & Podcast

Our CEO Susanne Chishti was recently featured in a podcast "The Global Discussion" with Host, Simon Hodgkins, where she shared her achievements and journey in the fintech industry...

Date: 21 March 2023
Author: FINTECH Circle

Simon Hodgkins, Founder & Host of “The Global Discussion,” recently interviewed    Susanne Chishti, CEO of FINTECH Circle and FTSE Board Member. 

As an award-winning entrepreneur and investor with strong FINTECH expertise, Susanne has become a well-known and respected figure in the fintech industry. During the interview, she shared her insights and experience on the fintech sector and the impact it is having on the financial services industry.

Checkout the Full Interview below:

Susanne Chishti started her career working for a fintech company in Silicon Valley 25 years ago, before the term “fintech” was even invented. She then worked for over 15 years across Deutsche Bank, Lloyds Banking Group, Morgan Stanley, and Accenture in London and Hong Kong. Her diverse background has given her a unique perspective on the industry and its potential.

As the CEO of FINTECH Circle, Susanne leads a global community of 260,000+ fintech entrepreneurs, investors, and financial services professionals. She is also the co-editor of the bestseller “The FINTECH Book” series, which has been translated into ten languages and sold across 107 countries. The series includes books on WealthTECH, InsurTECH, PAYTECH, AI, and LEGALTECH.

Susanne Chishti’s impressive achievements have not gone unnoticed. She has received numerous awards, including being named among the Top 32 Fintech Leaders in the UK by Business Leaders in 2020, and the Top 24th Fintech Influencer in the World by Onalytica in the same year. She was also named Fintech Champion of the Year at the Women in Finance Awards in 2019 and Social Media Influencer of the Year in 2018 by Investment Week.

During the interview, Chishti discussed the impact of fintech on the financial services industry. She explained that fintech has disrupted the traditional banking system and opened up new opportunities for innovation and collaboration. 

Susanne also highlighted the importance of collaboration between fintech startups and established financial institutions. She explained that fintech startups have the agility and innovation to create new solutions, while traditional institutions have the resources and expertise to scale and distribute these solutions to a wider audience. 

By working together, fintech startups and established institutions can create a win-win situation that benefits everyone involved.

Susanne also touched on the growing importance of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors in the fintech industry. She explained that ESG is no longer just a checkbox exercise but has become a critical part of business strategy. 

Fintech companies that prioritize ESG considerations are not only doing the right thing, but they are also more likely to succeed in the long term.

In conclusion, Susanne Chishti’s insights and experience are invaluable to anyone interested in fintech. Her emphasis on collaboration, innovation, and ESG considerations is a testament to her commitment to building a better, more sustainable financial system for everyone.

You can listen to the podcast/interview with the links below:

  1. Website:
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  3. YouTube:

About Simon Hodgkins

Simon Hodgkins is the Chief Marketing Officer at Vistatec, HQ in Europe with operations worldwide. He is the Founder of the Think Global Forum, the Think Global Awards and Editor in Chief for VTQ magazine. 

Prior to this, Simon held the position of Country Manager, Marketing Director and leadership of the global SaaS/cloud services with Sage Plc, (FTSE 100 global software organisation). He has extensive experience in strategic leadership, including directorships across Europe, the US and the UAE. Simon is the President of The CMO Club, a Salesforce company, in Ireland.

Current Positions:

  • President – The CMO Club
  • Ambassador – CMO Alliance
  • Founder/Host – The Global Discussion
  • Founder – Think Global Forum
  • Founder – Think Global Awards
  • Founder/Host/Producer – VistaTalks
  • Editor in Chief – VTQ Magazine
  • CMO – Vistatec

International awards include:

  • Top 50 Most Influential CMO
  • Top 100 CMO, Business and Finance
  • Top 1000 Inspiring Europe, London Stock Exchange

About Susanne Chishti

Susanne ChishtiSusanne Chishti is the award-winning CEO of FINTECH Circle and a FTSE Board Member. As Investor and Editor of The FINTECH Book Series she lives with her family in London and is a Non-Executive Director of CMC Markets PLC and Crown Agents Bank.

She is also an in-demand keynote speaker at leading finance and technology conferences globally.

She is also the Co-Editor of the bestselling 
The FINTECH Book, which has been translated into 10 languages and is sold across 107 countries, as well as The WEALTHTECH BookThe INSURTECH BookThe PAYTECH BookThe AI Book and The LEGALTECH Book.

Susanne’s awards include “Top 10 global fintech influencers in 2022” (Evening Standard), “Top 5 ESG Influencers Globally” (Refinitiv) and the Fintech Champion of the Year in 2019 (Women in Finance Awards).

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