Find out more about the team of volunteers behind Futurebanking

Kwasi Affum, Founder

Kwasi is Vice President of Impact Assessment at Barclays. He is also the founder of FutureBanking, the founder of the Entrepreneurs Club at Barclays, a member of the Barclays Embrace Multicultural Network COO, Founder of, a property entrepreneur, and an advisory board member for charities and local community projects.

Career-wise, over the last decade Kwasi has gained distinctive experience at several Tier 1 Investment Banks including Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, and Deutsche Bank. By working in a diverse range of roles, he has developed a range of skills from implementing technology changes projects, to strategic analysis and impact assessment of global financial regulation.

He currently part of the Group Strategy with responsibilities for Impact Assessment, which involves accessing the impact of upcoming market structure changes on commercial activities. The unique position gives him an insightful view of what major items are coming further down the horizon.


Linda Esilaba, Co-Founder

Linda is a Strategy Development Manager in Barclaycard with a focus on Strategy, Customer Experience & Customer Journeys. Her team plays an integral role in supporting planning and engagement between the Unsecured Lending business with Operations and Digital from a customer experience and journey’s perspective.

Prior to this, Linda was a Rates Business Manager where she played an integral role in providing commercial guidance and client-focus on Regulatory projects such as MiFID II.

Linda graduated with a First Class Honours Master of Engineering degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from Loughborough University. She joined Barclays after graduating in 2014 and completing a summer internship with the firm in 2013. Linda had also held prior internships with Google, Goldman Sachs, and Nomura International.

Chaya Inturi, Co-Founder

Chaya is a Vice President for Barclays UK as an Enablement Lead in a fast-growing and innovative data-led area, Information Business. She particularly enjoys the focus Barclays has on its Diversity agenda, allowing her to be a key leader in the Asian Professionals Forum- part of our Embrace Multicultural Network at Barclays. Outside of the office, Chaya is passionate about improving & empowering local communities on social issues and their impact. She volunteers at a Foodbank in her borough which gets her meeting residents from various socio-economic backgrounds.

Chaya is also an avid traveller and has lived in India, New Zealand, and now calls London home. Before moving to the UK, Chaya worked for various NZ Government departments in social, criminal and R&D sectors as well as a Bank. She is a die-hard supporter of the NZ All Blacks Rugby Team and Indian national Cricket team.


Kate Mulligan, Co-Founder

Kate is the founder of Rest Space LDN, a business that uses technology to provide sleep space in London for busy people. Kate is a former Barclays employee, working in UX Design and business analysis for lean controls. During her time at Barclays, she was an active member of the EMBRACE Black Professionals forum contributing not just to events but also the forum’s strategy.

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