Our Team

Nana Frempong - COBCOE YPN Chair

Nana is an experienced Compliance and Financial Crime Prevention professional with law Degree from the University of Hull and a European Legal qualification from Utrecht University. In addition to her current role as an Assistant Financial Crime Prevention Manager, Nana is also the Data Protection Manager and is leading the GDPR project within a Global Bank. 

Nana has a keen interest in assisting others with their career progression and is part of the University of Hull's alumni e-mentoring program.

Natalie Thomas

Natalie has worked as Global Projects Executive at COBCOE (Jan-Jun 2017) and continues to volunteer for the YPN. She started her career at Santander in a strategic role developing a new proposition for the Corporate and Wealth Management division. She later was an associate at Silicon Valley Bank, structuring debt facilities to high growth technology companies.

She moved on to become an investment analyst at Kreos Capital, Europe's leading venture debt fund, investing in Europe's leading technology and life science companies.

Natalie is a member of the Oxford and Cambridge Club, Institute of Directors, Level 20 and is a Young Member of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. She is very passionate about the SME sector, especially with regards to financing high growth businesses.

Adam Szpala 

Adam has been Operations Executive at COBCOE since January 2016. He joined us after graduating from the University of Reading with a 2:1 degree in Politics and International Relations, focusing on democratisation and foreign policy. 

Through his work at COBCOE, Adam has developed a strong interest in supporting international trade, while also developing his broad set of skills.

The COBCOE YPN team can be contacted here

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