Speaker profile


  • Ms Louise Holden FRSA
    Senior Business Leader Public Private Partnerships


Louise has over 25 years’ experience of working in Payments and Fin Tech.    

She has lived and worked in a number of international markets including South Africa, Botswana, Kenya, Australia, Western and Eastern Europe and Russia.  She has worked with European Governments, Public Sector Organisations, Humanitarian Organisations, United Nations, NGOs and IGOs to help design and launch digital payment solutions to help drive economic inclusive growth. 

Louise has led MasterCard’s Financial Inclusion efforts in Europe and has managed programmes to include over 53 Million European citizens into banking.  

Louise is equally passionate about female inclusion, leadership and diversity and is on MasterCard’s global female leadership committee. 

She is a regular speaker at Public Sector, Financial Inclusion, Fin Tech and Female Leadership events. 

She’s a mum, wife, school governor and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.   

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