Top 100 Fintech Influencers Refinitiv Social Media

Top 100 Fintech Influencers on Social Media

Refinitiv’s top 100 fintech influencers based on twitter and LinkedIn data

The top 100 fintech influencers on social media according to financial data firm Refinitiv: Jim Marous is topping the list.

A few weeks ago, I noticed a LinkedIn update from my good friend Jim Marous. By the way, this is another example of the power of social media in B2B.

Unarguably, we are constantly bombarded with “top influencer” lists. A new one pop up on monthly, if not weekly basis.

Some with very little intelligence, relying essentially on keywords and volume of mentions. Some relying on more research and a broader set of data and insights.

Refinitiv Top 100 Fintech Influencers

It looks like Refinitv‘s #RefinitivSocial100 falls into the latter category.

#RefinitivSocial100 Methodology

As part of their methodology, they worked with “a team of analysts who are specialised in social media” and date from twitter and LinkedIn to compile a list of 300 global fintech influencers.

They used essentially 4 criteria: impressions, relevance, resonance and reach.

RefinitivSocial100 fintech influencers Data

It is always great to see so many of my industry friends recognised like Jim Marous, Duena Blomstrom, Chris Skinner, Brett King, Brad Leimer, JP Nicols, Liz Lumley, Matteo Rizzi, Nasir Zubairi and my fellow countryman Xavier Gomez to name a few.

Nevertheless, how come other top fintech influencers like the brilliant and prolific Theo Lau didn’t make the top 100 list?

Lastly, I have never come across any content from a good third of the heralded financial services professionals on the list… but I guess this is partly why those lists exist: they help you to identify new valuable sources of insights and thought leadership, right?

Top 100 Fintech Influencers #RefinitivSocial100

We invite you to check our fintech influencers directory to find more information on all those fintech professionals, including their social media profiles.

#NameCountryCompanyJob TitleRegion
1Jim MarousUSAThe Financial BrandCo-PublisherNorth America
2Spiros MargarisSwitzerlandmargaris venturesVC & AdvisorEMEA
3Efi PylarinouSwitzerlandEfi Pylarinou AdvisoryIndependent AdvisorEMEA
4Matteo CarboneUSAIoT Insurance ObservatoryFounder and DirectorNorth America
5Duena BlomstromUKPeople Not TechCo-Founder, CEOEMEA
6Helene LiHong KongGoimpactCo-FounderAPAC
7Oliver BussmannSwitzerlandBussmann Advisory AGCEO & FounderEMEA
8Joel MakowerUSAGreenBiz Group Inc.Chairman / Executive Editor / Co-founderNorth America
9Kirk BorneUSABooz Allen HamiltonPrincipal Data Scientist and Executive AdvisorNorth America
10Andreas StaubSwitzerlandFehrAdvice & Partners AGManaging PartnerEMEA
11Kevin L. JacksonUSAGovCloud NetworkCEO, FounderNorth America
12Alex JimenezUSAZions BancorporationVP and Senior Strategist - Program Planning, Strategy and StandardsNorth America
13Dinis GuardaUKZtudiumFounder and CEOEMEA
14Bradley LeimerUSAUnconventional VenturesCo-FounderNorth America
15Sally EavesUKForbes Technology CouncilOfficial MemberEMEA
16Brett KingUSAMovenFounder, Executive ChairmanNorth America
17Heinz V. HoenenSwitzerlandCredit SuisseProcess & Quality ManagementEMEA
18Alberto GaruccioItalyReale Lab 1828Innovation Leader - Governance ManagerEMEA
19David DoughtyUKExcellencia LimitedChief ExecutiveEMEA
20Xavier GomezFranceINVYOCo-FounderEMEA
21John NostaUSAwww.NostaLab.comPresidentNorth America
22Chamath PalihapitiyaUSASocial Capital LPFounder + CEONorth America
23Sebastien MeunierUSAChappuis Halder & Co.DirectorNorth America
24Steve CookUKBiometrics for eCommerceSpecialist Biometrics & Digital Identity ConsultantEMEA
25Neira JonesUK-Independent Advisor & International SpeakerEMEA
26Michael KitcesUSAPinnacle Advisory GroupPartner, Director of ResearchNorth America
27Debashis DuttaSaudi ArabiaKPMG Saudi ArabiaSenior Manager Advisory ServicesEMEA
28Brian AhierUSAMITREHealth IT ExpertNorth America
29Susanne ChishtiUKFINTECH CircleCEOEMEA
30JC GaillardUKCorix PartnersManaging Director and FounderEMEA
31Wilhelm BielertCanadaPremier TechChief Digital Officer & Vice PresidentNorth America
32David HolmNorwayXploricoPartner - Management ConsultantEMEA
33Steve TunstallSingaporeInzsure.comCEOAPAC
34Chris SkinnerUKThe Finanser LtdCEOEMEA
35Anne BodenUKStarling BankCEOEMEA
36Nige WillsonUKMicrosoftEuropean CTO for Professional ServicesEMEA
37Sébastien BourguignonFranceMargoVP & Lead Digital InfluencerEMEA
38Nasir ZubairiLuxembourgThe LHoFTCEOEMEA
39Nigel WalshUKDeloitte DigitalPartnerEMEA
40David M. BrearUK11:FSCEOEMEA
41JP NicolsUSAFinTech ForgeCofounderNorth America
42William SchmarzoUSAHitachi VantaraCTO, IoT & AnalyticsNorth America
43Tolga TavlasAustriaUniCreditPlatform Development & Open Banking (PSD2) / FVPEMEA
44Mark EspositoUSANexus FrontierTechCo-Founder & Chief Learning OfficerNorth America
45Claire CalmejaneFranceSocGenChief Innovation OfficerEMEA
46Timo DregerGermanyInsurTechForumFounderEMEA
47Thomas FoxUSAAdvanced Compliance Solutions LLCPrincipalNorth America
48Shira RubinoffUSAPrime Tech PartnersPresident & Co- FounderNorth America
48Chris GledhillUKSecco AuraCEOEMEA
50Charles d'HaussyHong KongConsenSysDirector Strategic InitiativesAPAC
51Rasu ShresthaUSAAtrium HealthChief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice PresidentNorth America
52David L. ShrierUSAVisionary Future LLCFounder & Managing DirectorNorth America
53Simon TaylorUK11:FS11:FSEMEA
54Amit GoelIndiaMEDICIFounderAPAC
55Sabine VanderLindenUKRainmaking InsurtechPartner RainmakingEMEA
56Anja HoffmannDenmarkSentio LabOwner · Advisor: Innovation, TechnologiesEMEA
57Curtis S. ChinUSARiverPeak Group, LLCManaging DirectorNorth America
58John C. Maxwell IIIUSAConstellation Partners/ SteepRock AdvisorsManaging DirectorNorth America
59Mark P. BormanUSA--North America
60Florian GraillotFranceastoryaVCFounding PartnerEMEA
61Megan CaywoodUKBarclaysManaging Director - Global Head of Digital StrategyEMEA
62Damien de FranceLuxembourgSpirit Asset Management S.A.Chief Financial OfficerEMEA
63Nick RobinsUKGrantham Research InstituteProfessor in Practice for Sustainable FinanceEMEA
64Matteo RizziPortugalFinTechStageCo-FounderEMEA
65Ghela BoskovichUKRainmaking InnovationHead of Fintech & Regtech PartnershipsEMEA
66Jacqueline de RojasUKtechUKPresidentEMEA
67Brian RoemmeleUSAPayFinders.comFounderNorth America
68Caroline HigginsUSAEYSenior Manager, Information GovernanceNorth America
69Dr Leda GlyptisUK11:FSChief Of StaffEMEA
70Mike de WaalCanadaGlobal IQXPresident / FounderNorth America
71Liz LumleyUKVC InnovationsDirector of Content and FinTech EcosystemEMEA
72Bryan ClagettUSAGeezeoChief Marketing Officer & InvestorNorth America
73Christian KönigSwitzerlandFinanzpro LtdFounder Fintechnews NetworkEMEA
74David GalipeauThailandSDGxFounding PartnerAPAC
75Stephen IngledewUKFintech ScotlandCEOEMEA
76Holly MackayUKBoring MoneyFounder and MDEMEA
77Ron ShevlinUSACornerstone AdvisorsDirector of ResearchNorth America
78Daniel KorskiUKPUBLICCEO & Co-FounderEMEA
79Jed EmersonUSABlended Value GroupFounderNorth America
80Kai GrunwitzGermanyGlobal NTTSVP EMEA NTT SecurityEMEA
81George SerafeimUSAHarvard Business SchoolCharles M. Williams Professor of Business AdministrationNorth America
82James VargaUKThe ID CoCEOEMEA
83Fiona ReynoldsUKPrinciples for Responsible InvestmentCEOEMEA
84Saeed ValadbaygiCanadaDatacracy Inc.CEONorth America
85David GraysonUKCranfield School of ManagementProfessor EmeritusEMEA
86Antonio SelasSpainCremades & Calvo-SoteloPartnerEMEA
87Alice KorngoldUSAKorngold ConsultingPresident & CEONorth America
88Eric SalzmannSwitzerlandfintechrockersCo FounderEMEA
89Jim McClellandUKMCCLELLAND MEDIA LTDDirector of SustainabilityEMEA
90Tim MohinThe NetherlandsGlobal Reporting Initiative (GRI)Chief ExecutiveEMEA
91Charlotte HalkettUKBought By ManyChief Commercial OfficerEMEA
92Fran SeegullUSAFord FoundationExecutive Director, U.S. Impact Investing AllianceNorth America
93Jules RatcliffeUKFrontier NetworkFounding Partner, CFOEMEA
94Nick KeriganUKBarclaycardManaging Director - Future PaymentsEMEA
95Ophir BruckUSAPrinciples for Responsible InvestmentUS Relationship ManagerNorth America
96Rachel BentleyUKKPMG UKFintech Senior ManagerEMEA
97Nafis AlamMalaysiaIslamic Financial Services BoardConsultantAPAC
98Eric UsherSwitzerlandUNEPHead, UNEP Finance InitiativeEMEA
99Valdis DombrovskisGermany--EMEA
100Martha Lane and Executive ChairEMEA

How accurate do you find Refinitiv’s Top 100 fintech influencers list? Are any of your favourite fintech thought leaders on social media oddly missing?

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Written by Christophe Langlois

Based in London for almost a decade, Christophe is an entertaining fintech marketing keynote speaker and a trusted advisor to the global financial services industry on the topics of digital marketing, innovation and B2B social media.

Christophe has contributed to over 140 events in 18 countries.

Currently, Christophe is advising a number of fintech startups on marketing and growth hacking and he is the Chief Marketing Officer of The Fintech Power 50, an exclusive annual programme helping fintech scale-ups to accelerate their growth globally.

Christophe's views on are his own.

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