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Sustainable Finance Product Manager

Currently working on building out the sustainable financial product suite for large corporate clients at Deutsche Bank.

By Shax - Vibrant Homeware & Artwork

Founder of By Shax, an independent, conscious art and homeware brand which uses a variety of materials to create handmade, unique, and vibrant pieces. Currently available online and physically stocked at the Museum of London gift shop and The Cactus Club in Woodbridge. Instagram: @artbyshax

Sustainability Newsletter Creator & Writer

I write a weekly email newsletter that brings you the latest news in sustainability and innovation. 2-3 minute read and packed with environmental news bites that deserve more attention.


I'm currently publishing pieces on Medium focussed on creativity, climate change, mental health, and self-improvement. Looking to build out my writing portfolio and take on more freelance writing gigs on similar topics.


Sustainable Finance Product Manager

Launched green deposits at Deutsche Bank for corporate clients and built out wider Sustainable Finance offering.

Strawberries & Cream - Non-profit Party Collective

I co-founded Strawberries & Cream, a party collective in London which provides smooth tunes and good vibes, all while raising funds for local charities. Pre-Covid, we used to host one large event every quarter and donate all ticket proceeds to a local charity (around £1000 per event).

"Originate: Digital Ideas" JPM Competition Finalist

I was one of six finalists (out of an original global pool of 469 ideas) who pitched a digital idea to transform the financial industry as part of J.P. Morgan's innovation competition. The idea was focussed on digitizing solutions for corporate treasuries.

Product Manager in J.P. Morgan

Spent 5 years as a product manager in J.P. Morgan's Corporate Bank in New York and London. Helped manage the balance sheet and overhauled legacy processes.

Business Mentor in "We In Social Tech" accelerator

I was a business mentor in the We In Social Tech business accelerator programme to support female social entrepreneurs. Run by Nwes, I've had the opportunity to work on two incredible businesses that are 100% female-founded and doing great things for society.


My portfolio career

Career experience

My portfolio career

Career experience


  • Product Design & Management
  • Public Speaking & Pitching
  • Writing
  • Collaboration & Teamwork
  • Organizing
  • project management


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