Shefali Roy

Investor/Board Member; Former Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer, TrueLayer

Role: Associate

Site: CDL-Oxford

Stream: FinTech

Shefali Roy was the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of TrueLayer till September 2020. TrueLayer is a FinTech in the Open Finance space that builds technology to allow third party applications to have access to their users financial data and initiate payments. She is the former Chief Compliance Officer (Europe) and MLRO for Stripe where she started in Europe as employee 8 and was responsible for the licensing, regulatory oversight including risk, and compliance of Stripe’s operations in Europe. Prior to Stripe, she led compliance, business conduct and risk across Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa for Apple, was the Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer for Christie’s worldwide, and was responsible for private wealth compliance for Goldman Sachs across Europe and the Middle East. She sits on the Boards of Adas List – a women in technology network, the Barefoot College – a social enterprise that teaches women how to become solar engineers, and MakerDAO – a crypto entity using the DAI stable coin to facilitate decentralised finance globally. Shefali is also an advisor to two startups : an EdTech called Erase All Kittens, a game that teaches children to code, and a KidTech called Goozby – an app that encourages and rewards children for spending less screen time on their mobile devices. She has undergraduate qualifications in law, economics and finance, and postgraduate qualifications in journalism and economic history, from RMIT, Oxford and LSE respectively; she recently graduated from Oxford’s Saïd Business School after completing an Executive MBA. She now teaches at Saïd on open banking, financial inclusion and decentralised finance. Between 2016 – 2020, Shefali was named on Innovate Finance’s Most Powerful Women in FinTech List, and in 2017, she delivered her first Tedx talk, on ethics and business.