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Kalissa Thomas-Mestanas

With 10 years’ experience working in financial services, Kalissa started her career as a FOS adjudicator during the height of the PPI scandal. She went on to join Cynergy Bank, known then as Bank of Cyprus UK, within their Compliance department where she stayed for 6 years. Kalissa now works for Kroo Bank who has very recently received their full banking licence from the regulator.

Kalissa has always had a passion for and been an informal advocate for equality but following the murder of George Floyd, like so many others, her drive for real change now was awoken. She was key in establishing and also leading Cynergy Bank’s first Diversity and Inclusion Group which put D&I firmly on the agenda at the Bank.

Now she intends to take that passion and drive to Kroo with a mission to help them be leaders in the space of D&I in the financial services industry.

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