Kate Makuen Chartered MCSI, FRSA
Co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer,
Kate is a co-founder and the Chief Marketing Officer of Startup2Exit Club, a management consultancy and venture fund created by three people who met through Tech London Advocates. With over 20 years of experience in senior marketing roles at American Express, J.P. Morgan Chase, HSBC, RBS and Deutsche Bank, her product knowledge extends across asset and wealth management, investment banking, payments, FinTech and RegTech.
Kate has been recognised as a tech evangelist, connecting with business partners to drive the adoption of new technologies, from e-commerce and SSL protection, to AI and machine learning. She is also an advocate of good governance, risk management and compliance, having worked on a variety of regulatory and audit remediation projects.
A dual US/UK national, Kate studied strategy and innovation at Oxford and political economy at Yale and Cornell. She is a qualified Independent Non Executive Director in fund management and serves as a trustee of the Wentworth Africa Foundation and on the advisory board of RegTech Women. Her passions include diversity, mentoring, sustainability and transparency.