Lana Tahirly Abdullayeva
Payments Innovation & Policy Director, Group Chief Information Officer Lloyds Banking Group
As Payment Innovation & Policy Director at Lloyds Banking Group, Non-Executive Advisory Board Member at MLROs.com and Member of Participant Advisory Council at Pay.UK, Lana advocates for leveraging evolving regulation to improve end-customer experience, foster financial inclusion and prevent financial crime. Lana’s charismatic and collaborative leadership is recognised both internally and externally, developing strategic plans that are vitally important for the success of the UK ecosystem and in helping Britain prosper compliantly. She strongly believes that in a world undergoing profound change, our responsibility is to contribute to the emergence and implementation of solutions for a sustainable future and is deeply committed to developing the younger generation. Lana is a driven and committed leader with a strong ethical mind-set, who achieves objectives by challenging and shaping governance over the various existing and emerging payments services across the Group, as new regulations and market evolution expand payment services. A mathematician by training, she has been working in Banking and FS since 1997 across a number of corporate and regulatory environments. Lana is well versed in the rapidly emerging world of data and disruptive technologies and is passionate about creating world class ubiquitous solutions for the good of all users. She is an advocate for inclusion and diversity and is delighted to be one of the Exec sponsors for the Group, supporting and championing various inclusion & diversity initiatives.