Members of our Leadership team will be joining Grace Hopper to meet the amazing women in tech attending this year. Although the 2020 event is virtual, we're all still excited to be involved and celebrate the STEM community, and the innovation being led by talented women across our industry. Augusta, Kwan and Roopa are three of our leaders who are committed to bringing more diversity to technology and financial services, and committed to supporting women in tech through mentoring, networking, and hiring the next generation of female leaders.
Learn more about some of our leaders at Barclays:
Augusta Sanfilippo has over 30 years of investment banking technology experience. She has worked in key financial institutions providing strategic leadership, creating strong partnerships and building innovative global technology solutions.
Augusta is Global Head of Markets Operations Technology at Barclays International. She supports markets post trade processing across multiple asset classes and post trade functions including the reconciliation and tax reporting shared services functions. She also leads the build-out of the markets post trade operations front to back target state architecture initiative. Augusta is the co-lead of Women in Technology (Americas) and the COO Diversity & Inclusion Brand and Reputation Committee.
I am proud to be part of this company that places such an emphasis on dynamic women in tech, and there is no better place to grow our talent pipeline than the virtual Grace Hopper Celebration – the world’s largest gathering of women technologists!
As a proud alumnus, Augusta serves on the St. John’s College of Professional Services Advisory Board since 2009. She was a board member of the Women's Bond Club from 2013-2018. She currently serves on the Rutgers University Cyber Security Advisory Board and recently joined the Catholic Guardian Services board of directors.
Augusta lives in Long Island with her husband and two children.
Kwan Choi is an established senior executive with 25+ years of experience and proven track record in financial services. She has built and led global diverse teams in delivering high quality enterprise technology solutions that are strategic, innovative, and cost efficient. Experienced and intuitive in organization restructure with consideration to each employee’s strengths, which translates to better performance and motivation. Ability to initiate, plan, execute and deliver on multi-year strategies, providing delivery of major benefits for Finance.
Grace Hopper Celebration is important to me, as a woman in technology, as it provides a global platform to connect with women in the STEM community for recruiting, knowledge sharing, and mentorship. I think back on all the struggles I faced as the only woman in the room, how it shaped me, and the importance of paying it forward and helping support this next generation of female technologists.
Kwan is a Managing Director at Barclays. She is the global head of Risk, Finance, Treasury, Functions, Enterprise Data Platform and Empirical Model Framework Run The Bank Technology. Her organization is responsible for ensuring stability, delivery and support of critical functions and processes for the business, finance, legal & compliance and human resources.
Kwan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science from New York University and resides in New York City with her husband and 2 children.
Roopa Gosain is the global lead of Technology Strategy and Transformation for Corporate and Investment Bank. Roopa joined Barclays in September 2017.
In her current role of Technology Strategy and Transformation, Roopa is responsible for defining & delivering on technical and commercial strategy, identifying & executing on opportunities and synergies. Prior to joining Barclays, she spent 13 years at a top tier Investment Bank.
GHC 2019 was energizing, and I am proud of our commitment in Barclays to connect with and recruit some amazing women in the STEM community from Grace Hopper. The fresh perspective, energy and motivation they bring to our technology organization is paramount to our success and I look forward to participating in this year’s virtual conference.
Roopa completed her Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS, Pilani), India and her MBA from Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park.
Roopa is co-chair of Women In Technology Americas and leads the VP pillar for the Group Diversity & Inclusion committee at Barclays. Roopa also serves on the board of PowerPlay NYC which is a non-profit that empowers girls through sports.