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Clara Durodié


Founder Cognitive Finance and NED Asset Management


Cognitive Finance



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Clara founded Cognitive Finance, the applied artificial intelligence hub which solves business growth challenges specific to asset & wealth management sector.

Clara also serves on Boards of European investment funds and on the Advisory Board of Innovation Institute of America. In her roles, Clara integrates strategic planning and innovation with sound knowledge of governance, financial rigour and building businesses.

Previously, Clara was an executive and Board Director at Ackermans & van Haaren (AvH) downstream financial services companies in London and Luxembourg, respectively. AvH Group has 22, 633 staff and €5.9Billion in revenues in 2014 and is listed on BEL20, Private Equity NXT of Euronext Brussels and European DJ Stoxx 600. She lead strategic change programs with focus on investment solutions, risk management, client engagement and operations. Prior to commencing her MBA degree at Oxford, Clara was Managing Director and Founder of The Barna Group which had business interests in management consulting, procurement, commerce, technology and education.

Clara is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) London UK, holds a Certified Diploma in Investment Management (IMA) London UK, an MBA from Oxford University and a degree in accounting.

Whilst at Oxford, Clara was a founding member of ‘Silicon Valley comes to Oxford’ a highly successful annual event which continues to foster innovation and attracts the most successful names in Tech world. In her spare time, Clara collects art and worked with The Royal Academy of Arts, The Royal Academy Schools and other important arts institutions in Europe.

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