Hot Topics business innovation site has released a list of the ‘100 most influential fintech leaders’ and four Israelis are included. The honor is especially praiseworthy as this online community is made up of other top tech leaders.
The Israelis cited for changing the way individuals and businesses manage their finances are Chen Amit, Yoni Assia, Shlomit Kugler and Yaron Samid.
Amit, co-founder and CEO of Tipalti, is a veteran high-tech executive and repeat entrepreneur. His CV includes top positions at Atrica, Verix and ECI Telecom. Amit earned a BSc from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology and an MBA from INSEAD.
Assia, founded eToro (RetailFX) in 2006 in Tel Aviv with his brother Ronen Assia and David Ring. In December 2014, eToro raised $27 million from Russian and Chinese investors.
Kugler, co-founder and Global CEO of MyCheck, is responsible for establishing some of the company’s key partnerships with the likes of IsraCard (Mastercard’s licensee in Israel), Paypal, and Pango. She received her Executive MBA from Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Samid, founder and CEO of BillGuard, has a chock-full CV in fintech as well. He previously founded Pando, and led product management and marketing teams at Zend and BackWeb.
The Hot Topics list also includes CEOs and CTOs from the likes of Facebook, Shopify, Indiegogo, Kickstarter, and PayPal.