Ying Cao is a board member of WIND and co-chair of the Event Committee. She is an executive coach and co-founder of Work in FinTech. (https://workinfintech.com/) She started Work in FinTech in 2021 with a mission to enable ambitious professionals to realize their full potential and bridge the talent gap in the fast growing FinTech industry.
Prior to starting her own company, Ying spent the last 15 years on wall street and was Head of Digital Product at Barclays in charge of digital transformation and Fintech investments. 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 growth. 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 and Culture 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.