As Head of Programmes, Dea oversees the design and implementation of collaborative projects between Innovate Finance start-up, institutional members and partners. Currently, she leads the development of UK’s Virtual Sandbox, Innovate Finance’s Blockchain Lab and a scale up acceleration programme. Previously, Dea consulted on banking and insurance regulation with Deloitte’s EMEA Centre for Regulatory Strategy, developed institutional investment products with Morningstar UK, and speech-wrote for election campaigns in her native Bulgaria. Dea is also a Startup Weekend organiser and a debate coach.
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