Shefali Roy

Associate Fellow

Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street


Shefali is a founding partner of First Look, a London-based venture fund investing in women and diverse entrepreneurs building technology in finance, health, work and real estate.

Prior to co-founding First Look, she was the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of TrueLayer, from 2017 to 2020. She was an early employee at Stripe where she was Chief Compliance Officer and Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO) for Europe, and responsible for the licensing and regulatory oversight, including risk and compliance of their operations in Europe.

Prior to Stripe, she led ethics, compliance, business conduct and risk across EMEIA for Apple, was the Global Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer for Christie's and was in private wealth compliance for Goldman Sachs across Europe and the Middle East.

At Oxford Saïd, she is an Associate Fellow, mentors at the Creative Destruction Lab and teaches on startups, organisation behaviour and ethics, leadership, and decentralised finance cryptocurrencies.

She sits on the Board of Tyro (AUS; ASX: TYR) and until 2021, sat on the board of the Maker Foundation, the protocol behind the DAI stablecoin.

Shefali is a graduate of RMIT, the London School of Economics and Oxford University, at which she gained undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in law, economics and finance, and management.


Shefali currently teaches on:

  • Women in Leadership
  • FinTech
  • Executive Education bespoke programmes

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