Laura Oliva, Ceo of Ekuota, has received one of the “Women in Finance – 2019 Italy Awards”, in the FinTech category.
The prize was attributed by the British Ambassador to Italy and the law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, in collaboration with Borsa Italiana (the Italian Stock Exchange) in recognition of the contribution of female talent to the world of finance.
Carmine Di Noia, Commissioner of CONSOB (the Italian Companies and Exchange Commission), explained the reasons for the award:
“An expert in FinTech technologies and Co-founder and Administrator of a platform which applies advanced statistical analysis techniques to develop automated mechanisms to select the best financial strategies. Laura is an example of a professional who has taken advantage of diverse experiences in the company finance and risk management sector to develop innovative technology, but which is at the same time is easy to use and is recognised as one of the best applications of artificial intelligence in FinTech. As a protagonist of the digital ecosystem, she has engaged in initiatives promoting inclusion and the dissemination of investment skills among women.”
The winners’ profiles were selected by a jury formed by Jill Morris (British Ambassador in Italy), Magda Bianco (Bank of Italy), Grazia Bonante (Lener & Partners), Marina Brogi (La Sapienza University), Luca Capone (Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer ), Roberta D’Apice (Assogestioni), Carmine Di Noia (Consob), Marina Famiglietti (Italian Stock Exchange), Maria Bianca Farina (Ania), Anna Lambiase (IR Top Consulting), Francesca Palisi (ABI), Alessandra Perrazzelli (A2A) , Barbara Stefanelli (Corriere della Sera) and Paola Subacchi (University of Bologna).