Futuremakers Forum

Day 1: Wednesday, 6 July 2022

9.00 - 14.45 GMT+1 / BST

1. Event Opening

9.00 - 9.15 GMT +1 / BST

Introduction and welcome remarks by Claire Dixon, Group Head, Corporate Affairs, Brand and Marketing, Standard Chartered Bank. 

2. Fireside Chat

9.15 - 10.00 GMT +1 / BST

Access to finance dialogue with Bill Winters, CBE, Group Chief Executive, Standard Chartered Bank.

Join the fireside chat between young people and Bill Winters to learn the importance of financial inclusion and ways to help young people fully benefit from formal financial systems. 


Bill Winters, Group Chief Executive, Standard Chartered Bank

Alveena Sohail, Pakistan, Young Futuremakers Participant

Canan Doslu, Turkey, Young Futuremakers Participant

Felix Zulu, Zambia, Young Futuremakers Participant

Mati Remi, Ireland, Young Futuremakers Participant

Ifeanyi Obi Oscar, Nigeria, Young Futuremakers Participant

Victoria Selorm Apedoh, Ghana, Young Futuremakers Participant

Nur Izzah Nadhirah, Malaysia, Young Futuremakers Participant

Yvette Torres Rahman, Co-Founder, Business Fights Poverty (moderator)

Ending with a conversation between Natasha Kwakwa, Global Head, Global Impact, Standard Chartered Bank & Zahid Torres-Rahman, Co-Founder & CEO, Business Fights Poverty

Intermission: 10.00 - 10.15 GMT +1 / BST

1. Micro Pitches

10.15 - 12.00 GMT +1 / BST

How are young female entrepreneurs pushing the boundaries to achieve their goals?

Join our young female Futuremakers' entrepreneurs as they share their innovations and business insights, and speak to global experts on how online payments and inclusive finance can help you achieve.


Brynn Kolada, Senior Partnerships Lead, IDEO

Cida Morrison, Owner and Founder, The Pilates Studio Accra

Khadija Hashimi, Head, Corporate Affairs, Brand & Marketing, Africa, Middle East Region and Country Head, Pakistan, Standard Chartered Bank

Nazife Nur Köksal, Turkey, Young Futuremakers Participant Entrepreneur

Elizabeth Nkandu, Zambia, Young Futuremakers Participant Entrepreneur

Diana Hrisovescu, Ireland, Young Futuremakers Participant Entrepreneur

Dr Saira Siddique, Pakistan, Young Futuremakers Participant Entrepreneur

Alwinah Mohd Amin, Malaysia, Young Futuremakers Participant Entrepreneur

Pheodor Mundia Njoroge, Senior Global Sustainability Manager, Functions & Business Innovation, Unilever

Fernn Lim, Chief of Staff, nexus – SC Ventures

Intermission: 12.00 - 12.15 GMT +1 / BST

2. Mentor Dens' Live

12.15 - 13.30 GMT +1 / BST

How can young people make the most of financial services to achieve their goals?

Join our high-energy problem solving session to interact with other participants and global experts; take away practical insights from the live streaming platform. 


April McKenna, CEO, Autumn

Hira Zahid Hussain, Client Care Executive, Contact Centre - Agent, Standard Chartered Bank

Katie Hyson, Director of Thought Leadership, Business Fights Poverty

Keisha J. Taffe, Senior Director of Career and Alumni Services, Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America

Michael Vaz, Leadership Expert, Global Brand & Business Coach

Musheer Ahmed, Founder/Director, FinStep Asia

Pooja Singh, Futuremakers Goal Programme Alumni and Service Manager, Business Banking, Standard Chartered Bank

Regina Mwangi, Programme Officer, Sightsavers

Shuzhen Lai, Lead, Partnerships & Channels, Autumn

Sierra Lattuca, US, Young Futuremakers Participant

Tiza Mbale, Zambia, Young Futuremakers Participant

3. Panel Session

13.30 - 14.45 GMT +1 / BST

How can young people build resilience and wellbeing in personal and entrepreneurship environments to set them up for success?

Join our panel of global experts to hear about their life hacks and wisdom; bring your questions to find out how you can improve your financial health and well-being. 


Dr. Anne-Marie Imafidon, CEO, Stemettes

Ciara O'Flynn, Ireland, Young Futuremakers Participant

Fara Williams, MBE, former Liverpool FC Women and England Women's footballer

Henry Baye, Chief Executive Officer, Jersey, Standard Chartered Bank

Kesia Hudson, Managing Director of Women Entrepreneurship and Technology Program, Zahn Innovation Center

Day 2: Thursday, 7 July 2022

9.45 - 14.30 GMT +1 / BST

1. Clinic: Making money work for you

9.45 - 11.00 GMT +1 / BST

How can young people better manage their money?

Join our panel of money experts to gain insights into personal and business financial management. From savings to budgeting, young people need to learn about financial planning tools and setting financial goals for their life and business to help them make the right investing decisions.


Angela Kgure, Head Portfolio Strategy and Client Deepening Affluent Clients, Standard Chartered Bank

Ambika Sangaran, Program Director, Me.reka

Hitesh Gupta, Director, Retail Payments, Standard Chartered Bank

Jennifer Kang, Head, Corporate Affairs, Brand and Marketing (Taiwan), Standard Chartered Bank

Rashvin Pal Singh, Group CEO, Me.reka (Futuremakers Partner) and, Biji Biji

Intermission: 11.00 - 11.15 GMT +1 / BST

3. Panel Session

11.15 - 12.30 GMT +1 / BST

What are the issues and challenges in access to finance for young people?

Are you one of the 9 out of 10 who has a bank account but doesn’t have enough money to access financial products and services for your business? Or are you part of the 6 in 10 who don’t apply for financial products and services because you don’t think you’d be eligible?

Join our discussion with global experts and decision makers to examine the issues and challenges in access to finance for young people; ask your questions to find out what it takes for financial inclusion to lift participation and unleash the full potential of young people, women and micro businesses.


Andy Woolnough, Executive Vice President, Global Advocacy, Women's World Banking

Katie Hyson, Director of Thought Leadership, Business Fights Poverty

Lindsey Block, Head of Partnerships and Capacity Building, Primark

Rhoda Kingori, Kenya, Young Futuremakers Participant 

Sandie Okoro, Group General Counsel, Standard Chartered Bank

Tamara van den Ban, Global Head Consumer, Private and Business Banking, Standard Chartered Bank

Vallerie Thomas, Malaysia, Young Futuremakers Participant

Intermission: 12.30 - 12.45 GMT +1 / BST

1. Hackathon: Hack and ideate for solutions

12.45 - 14.00 GMT +1 / BST

What financial product or service would help young people achieve their goals?

Join our team of young Futuremakers participants to ideate and innovate inclusive finance solutions. Put yourself in the driving seat and learn key innovation tools that can improve your life and business - from idea refining to user experience and pitching.


Jason Wiggin, SC Ventures, Standard Chartered Bank

Simran Grewal, SC Ventures, Standard Chartered Bank

Rafiq Kamal, Malaysia, Young Futuremakers Participant

Solomon Kuteesa, Uganda, Young Futuremakers Participant

2. Closing Remarks

14.00 - 14.30 GMT +1 / BST

Join the session for a recap of what happened during this year's Futuremakers Forum by Claire Dixon, Group Head, Corporate Affairs, Brand and Marketing, Standard Chartered Bank.