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Chris Skinner is an award-winning speaker and one of the most influential people in technology, as well as a best-selling author. He is an independent commentator on the financial markets and FinTech through his blog, the Finanser.com, which is updated daily. He helped to found one of the first mobile banks in the world, and has advised CEOs and leaders from every continent of the world, including the United Nations, the White House, the World Bank and the World Economic Forum. In 2023, he was recognised with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Payments Association, the largest community in payments.
Chris has recently been added to The Mad 33 List for inspirational change and transformation leaders. He is a non-executive director of 11:FS and WP Communications and also on the advisory boards of many FinTech and financial firms including WebAccountPlus. Chris is also a visiting lecturer at Cambridge University as well as a TEDx speaker. In recent years, he has been voted one of the UK’s foremost FinTech observers by The Telegraph and one of the most influential people in financial technology by the Wall Street Journal’s Financial News and Thomson Reuters.
Chris is also a successful children’s author with the five book about series Captain Cake and the CandyCrew. He is also co-founder, with renowned artist Basia Hamilton, of The Portrait Foundation, a non-profit platform to encourage children and the arts.