Based in New York, Ms. Cao is responsible for developing Digital Strategy for Markets and in charge of identifying new opportunities and integrating cutting-edge technology to transform internal sales and trading workflow and client experience. Being an entrepreneur herself, a founding partner of a FinTech firm which has now successfully raised $300mm for Series C funding, she is a mentor and ambassador for Barclays Open Innovation Platform (Rise) to coach and mentor start-ups for business grows. Prior to taking on this role in 2017, Ms. Cao was a founding member of Barclays award-winning OTC Clearing team, responsible for business development/strategy, product development, and client advisory, driving industry solutions in OTC Clearing and SEF trading. She is also a SteerCo member in Barclays Diversity networks driving diversity and inclusion efforts.
Ms. Cao joined Barclays in 2011 from Oliver Wyman Group, where she advised C-suites at fortune 500 companies on digital transformation, data science initiatives, and derivatives modeling and risk management. She holds a master degree in Economics at Yale University and a B.A. in Economics at Peking University in China.
Ms. Cao was recognized by Markets Media Group in their 5th Annual Women in Finance Awards for Excellence in FinTech.