Member Highlight: Rukayyat Kolawole

May 11, 2023

Rukayyat Kolawole, CFA.
Chief Executive Officer, PaceUP Invest.

Rukayyat Kolawole, 100WF Germany committee member, was recently named in Innovate Finance’s “Women in Fintech Powerlist 2022”.  The Powerlist celebrates some of the amazing women making an impact across the FinTech and Financial Services space. To learn more about this award click here.

Rukayyat is the founder and CEO of PaceUP Invest in Germany, France, and Nigeria; a Fintech start-up whose mission empowering women and underrepresented communities financially and help with wealth-building irrespective of their income towards attaining a responsible and sustainable future for themselves and their generation.

Rukayyat has over 16 years of experience in the financial industry: Investment banking, Investment Management, and Capital Markets in Goldman Sachs, Bloomberg, Reuters, and BMCE International London. She was a former VP Capital Markets and Treasury at BMCE Bank International London covering EMEA, Americas, and APAC. She is a transcultural communicator and leader having worked on international assignments throughout her successful career.

Rukayyat is currently on the board of Kassavex, a social impact agricultural company in Nigeria, and a mentor at &ahead, Germany. She was listed BWAM 40 under 40, Forbes Inspiring Founders Globally, and Innovate Finance Women in Fintech Powerlist. She is a Keynote speaker and regularly partakes in panels globally. PaceUP Invest is listed as one of The Most Influential Financial Technology Firms of 2023 by The Financial Technologist

Rukayyat earned an MSc in Finance and Investment Management with a Distinction. In 2020, she earned a double Diploma Executive MBA at Mannheim Business School, Germany, and ESSEC Business School, France. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

She loves playing golf, travelling, reading, and playing silly games with her 5-year-old.


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