Ornit Shinar

Head of Venture Investing, Citi Israel

Talk Title: From Fintech to Tech4Fin

Talk Abstract:

  • Leaders self-awareness and inner self development
  • Transformational power of the listening skills
  • “Call to action” – what re the next steps we can take?


Ornit joined Citi in March 2017 to lead its venture investment and Fintech activities in Israel as well as the Accelerator. Her focus of interest includes Fintech, Cybersecurity and Digitization. In addition to this, Ornit is a member of the Advisory Board of Copenhagen Fintech. Prior to this role, Ornit ran External Innovation and Business Development for Lenovo in Europe and Israel. In this capacity she invested in Cloud technologies as well as Artificial Intelligence and IOT. Prior to Lenovo, Ornit worked at Citi, where she founded and ran the first Accelerator out of Citi’s Tel Aviv Lab. Prior to Citi, she founded and served in managerial roles in several companies. Ornit founded Yazamiyot, Israel’s leading women’s entrepreneur network, and she was selected by Haaretz (one of Israel’s leading newspapers) as one of 66 Women You Should Know. Ornit, who clerked for the President of the Israeli Supreme Court, holds a joint honors degree in English Law and French Law from the London School of Economics and an LLM cum laude from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.