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Monica Kalia – The Top Asian in UK Tech sector


FinTech Leader Monica Kalia, the Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer at financial wellbeing provider Neyber, was honoured with the Chairman’s Award at the launch of the official list of the Top 100 Asian Stars in UK Tech 2018 on June 4th in London.

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Monica Kalia

She was presented the award by the Chairman Diversity UK, Dilip Joshi MBE, Trustee Rita Hunt and sponsors Bina Mehta, Partner at KPMG; Anil Bhanot OBE, Chairman of the Ethnic Minority Foundation and Lopa Patel MBE, Founder & CEO of NewAsianPost.com. The list celebrates diversity in the digital sector with a focus on disruptive technologies.

Dilip Joshi MBE, Chairman of Diversity UK said: “In a rush to adopt the latest in technology, whether that is artificial intelligence, deep learning, blockchain or cryptocurrency, what is often forgotten is the people who will benefit from it – us, the consumer. Diversity UK is a think tank focused on equality and inclusion. Indeed, we started the Top 100 Asian Stars in UK Tech list to create a platform to celebrate companies and individuals who embody the spirit of our endeavours. Neyber, a multi-award-winning financial wellbeing provider, is about access to fair finance for millions of UK employees delivered in an ethical and sustainable way. This year’s Chairman’s Award winner, Monica Kalia, who Co-founded the company and serves as its Chief Strategy Officer, is recognised for her Outstanding Contribution to FinTech.

In her acceptance speech, Monica Kalia  said, “It’s a real honour to be part of the 100 Asian Stars in UK Tech 2018 and I am humbled to be awarded the prestigious Chairman’s award. Technology is fast changing the landscape in financial services and it is important that as we disrupt we seek to include. When my fellow co-founders and I started Neyber 4 years ago, we wanted to design a solution that offered a fairer, and more financially inclusive offering into society. ​Our best chance of creating products and services that meet the needs of a diverse population is if our organisation reflects that diversity. Diversity and inclusion is simply part of our DNA at Neyber.”


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