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Mike Laven

Behind Mike's avuncular exterior lies one of the sharpest minds in the financial technology industry. Over the last fifteen years, Mike has held leadership roles at a number of a FinTech firms. He joined Currencycloud in 2011, growing the firm to processing over $10bn of international payments per annum.As COO at Traiana, Mike played a pivotal role in ICAP's $274m purchase of a controlling interest. Mike was CEO at Infinity Financial Technology, Cohera and Coronet, and Chairman at FRS Global. As home in Silicon Valley as in the financial services world in London, you will be unsurprised if you meet Mike to learn that he has several degrees, including from Harvard. In his early career, he even spent six years working for the United Nations. In his spare time, Mike plays classical and jazz piano, a topic on which he can bore even the most ardent music aficionado rigid.