Catherine Flax

@ CEO, Pefin

Catherine is the CEO of Pefin and leads business and growth strategy for the organization. Before Pefin, she had a distinguished, multi-decade career on Wall Street, as the Managing Director and Head of Commodity Derivatives, Americas at BNP Paribas and as Chief Marketing Officer of J.P. Morgan.

Catherine has been a leader in the FinTech space, serving on the boards of many organizations, including the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) and Digital Asset Holdings, a market leading blockchain company. She also advised Pefin for two years in matters of Marketing, Regulation, Business Development and International Growth.

Catherine has won numerous accolades, including ‘Most Influential Woman in European Investment Banking’ in 2012 and one of the ‘100 Most Influential Women in European Financial Markets in 2010 and 2011. A long-time champion of diversity, she has served on the J.P. Morgan Investment Banking Inclusive Leadership Council, as well as on the J.P. Morgan Chase Diversity Council. Service to the community has always been a priority for Catherine. She has worked with a number of significant non-profit organizations, as a board member of Part of the Solution (POTS) in the Bronx, New York, and on the Wall Street Advisory council for the Texas A&M business school. Her contributions led her to being inducted into the Academy of Women Leaders by the YWCA.

Catherine has bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance from Texas A&M University, and a master’s degree in Economics from Brown University.