Geilan Malet-Bates


Growing up in Cairo and then London, Geilan went on to study at UCL and also Bocconi, Milan. Fluent in Italian, French and Arabic, she is a senior finance professional, having spent the first 10 years of her career managing key pan-European financial institution relationships within Capital Markets at Morgan Stanley, London.

A former FinTech strategy consultant, and after time spent in Switzerland, in 2018 Geilan co-founded Plenitude to help individuals align their ESG values with their savings & pensions. She led Plenitude’s acceptance into the FCA’s Green FinTech Challenge and more recently, the Zurich-based F10 FinTech Accelerator.

As a recognised thought-leader, Geilan is a regular contributor to green finance debates, consultations and has authored articles too. In addition to being the UK representative of the W Startup Community, a global initiative promoting diversity & inclusion in tech, she is the Co-Editor of a pending book on Green Finance and Fintech.

Geilan is a Women in Finance & Business FinTech Champion of the Year 2020 Award finalist, and was more recently included in the prestigious, global Women in FinTech Powerlist 2020, in recognition of her achievements, as a Senior Leader. A keen walker, jogger and foodie, she enjoys photography too.

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