Mina Ames co-leads the firm's global FinTech Practice and is a core member of the global Financial Services Practice. Based in London, she previously led the Financial Services team across Australia and New Zealand, where she completed numerous global searches at the chair, non-executive director, CEO and executive level across both front line and functional roles, including technology, consumer digital, transformation, payments and data roles. In addition, Mina is responsible for CRO search efforts within the Financial Services Practice, linking technology with the risk function in a data-rich environment. As a member of the Board & CEO Advisory Partners as well, she is a trusted advisor to CEOs and chairs, working closely with leadership teams on complex people issues and leadership succession.
Before joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Mina had extensive executive search experience, including senior executive and board searches, CEO succession planning, assessments, and leadership advisory across the financial services sector. Before that, Mina was vice president, HSBC global key accounts, with MasterCard in Australia. Earlier, she was head of partnerships, credit cards & consumer lending at Citibank Aust ralia, where she was instrumental in driving their partnership growth strategy. Previously, Mina worked in marketing and business development roles with American Express Global Network Services while based in the UK, Singapore and Australia.
EDUCATION & AFFILIATIONS
Mina holds a BA, with joint honors, in economics and geography from the University of Portsmouth and an MBA from Macquarie Graduate School of Management. She serves on the board of Arrow Leadership, a Christian nonprofit organization, and previously served on the board of Springboard Enterprises, helping women entrepreneurs secure early stage investment funding.
Financial Services, Technology, Global Banking and Markets, Financial Technology, Consumer and Commercial, Data and Analytics Leadership, Risk Officers, Customer-Centric Growth Leaders, Digital Leadership, Digital, Executive Search