Esther is Head of Payment Consultancy at Icon Solutions – a UK-leading specialist provider of services and technology solutions that simplifies banking transformation for the world’s leading financial institutions. Esther has a background in banking, payments and fintech having worked for around 10 years in global transaction services at ABN Amro and RBS/NatWest, in different roles from sales to management. She was also a partner at Innopay – a Dutch strategy consultancy firm in digital transactions – and chaired expert groups for ecommerce platform ShoppingTomorrow.

In addition to her role at Icon, Esther is also Secretary to the Board of Holland FinTech – the digital finance community in the Netherlands – and an Executive Board Member at European Women Payments Network. She is passionate about how the financial industry and fintech can play a key role in making finance more inclusive so people, businesses and societies can become more resilient to change. As such, Esther is a strong advocate in promoting the value of DEI in improving business performance and accelerating digital transformation across the industry.