Financial crime fighter named one of top 25 women in FinTech

Julia Markiewicz, who is the co-founder and COO of Silent Eight, was named in the Financial Technology Report, for her “expert ability to adapt to changing markets, strengthen company procedures, and pilot new initiatives.” Julia Markiewicz/Financial Technology Report

A crime-busting Polish woman has been named one of the top 25 female leaders in the FinTech industry.

Julia Markiewicz, who is the co-founder and COO of Silent Eight, was named in the Financial Technology Report, for her “expert ability to adapt to changing markets, strengthen company procedures, and pilot new initiatives.”

Markiewicz who graduated from the University of Warsaw previously founded Fabryka Kadr and grew the business over 5 years before leaving to co-found Silent Eight.Julia Markiewicz

Silent Eight is an international AI program that helps banks and insurers track money laundering and fights terrorism funding.

The company is based in Singapore with offices operating in over 60 countries across North America, Europe and Asia.

Writing on LinkedIn, Markiewicz said she was “humbled and honoured” to be included. Julia Markiewicz/LinkedIn

The Financial Technology Report said: “Everyday Julia Markiewicz has a goal: to fight money laundering and terrorist financing, specifically the human costs associated with these crimes.

“As the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Silent Eight, a technology company that has developed an award-winning artificial intelligence solution for regulatory compliance, Julia is passionate about people and technology.

Markiewicz also paid tribute to Anna Maj who was honoured in 2019 and worked for PwC in Warsaw at the time.Anna Maj/Facebook

“Her innovative management style is credited as a primary catalyst behind Silent Eight’s heavy investment in research and development, a key driver in the expansion of the team’s geographical footprint.

“In addition, she strives to inspire and motivate employees by playing a core role in the company’s HR initiatives and advocating for nonprofit engagement.”

The Financial Technology Report said: “Everyday Julia Markiewicz has a goal: to fight money laundering and terrorist financing, specifically the human costs associated with these crimes.Financial Technology Report

Writing on LinkedIn, Markiewicz said: “I am humbled and honoured to be included in this year’s The Financial Technology Report of the Top 25 Women Leaders in FinTech.

“This award means so much to me personally because of the women who have been recognized in this category before me, like Anna Maj, who are inspirations to me.

“I am excited to be included and believe there is still much work to be done in our space.

With offices operating in over 60 countries across North America, Europe and Asia, Silent Eight helps banks and insurers track money laundering and fights terrorism funding.Christine Roy/Unsplash

“I hope to collaborate with the other women in this category to strengthen one another as leaders and learn from each other's successes and challenges.”

Markiewicz who graduated from the University of Warsaw previously founded Fabryka Kadr and grew the business over 5 years before leaving to co-found Silent Eight.

 Last month Silent Eight were chosen as the partner for The Accra World Trade Centre in Ghana, helping to identify threats in the West African sub-region.