When I first joined Rydoo in 2019 as a content marketer intern, it goes without saying that I didn’t have a finance background. I did what any Gen Z would do; I searched for corporate finance influencers on social media.
However, most of the influencers that I found were focused on investments or personal finance content. After months of research and a lot of help from my LinkedIn network, I found some great corporate finance leaders who were pretty active on social media. Mission accomplished.
What’s the point of digging through the internet to create a top-notch curatorship of top corporate finance influencers if I don’t share it with other professionals?
Whether you’re a junior controller or a highly experienced finance director, following inspiring leaders on social media will give you great perspective and insights. But you probably already knew that. Otherwise, you wouldn’t be reading this blog.
So, without further ado, here are the top 6 corporate finance influencers you need to follow if you work in finance:
She is a top figure in the financial planning and analysis universe. In the last three years, she has expanded the FP&A Board into 27 chapters in 16 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, and North America. Impressive!
She’s very active on LinkedIn and Twitter, sharing valuable knowledge almost daily with her audience. You can also watch her in one of the several webinars she does with other FP&A executives to discuss best practices, trends, and a diverse range of corporate financial advice.
Ronald van Loon
Ronald van Loon is the CEO and Principal Analyst of Intelligent World. He has been helping data-driven companies leverage their business and generate success and making his mark as an AI-Data-IoT influencer and public speaker.
On his LinkedIn profile, he says, “My continuous pursuit of advancing education and thought leadership in big data, IoT, AI, machine learning, 5G, deep learning, predictive analytics, cloud, edge, and data science has evolved into my Top 10 Global Influencer and Thought Leader recognition by renowned institutions.
You can follow him on different social media channels and join his fan base of +340k followers combined.
Prof. Sally Eaves
The resume of Prof. Sally Eaves is impressive. She is a Senior Policy Advisor at the Global Foundation for Cyber Studies and Research, an official member of Forbes Technology Council, Principal Impact & Philanthropy Advisor at Axpire, Strategic Advisor – AI at Effect.AI. She is the Co-Founders of Project Shivom. And this is just to get started.
She is perceived as a guiding figure for finance professionals from entry to senior level, and her social media shows it. She gathers thousands of followers seeking insights, empowerment, and knowledge about finance, disruptive technologies, and business transformation.
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Xavier Gomez is the Founder and COO at INVYO and Speaker and Global Fintech Mentor at Financial Technology Labs. He is a recognized Finance Thought Leader with great Fintech, banking, and private equity knowledge.
He shares his expertise on finance innovation, disruptive finance inclusion, and regulations with his followers across social media. He helps them understand the upcoming trends that will shape the future of finance.
Susanne Chishti is an influential financial leader in the European market. She’s the CEO of Fintech Circle, Founder of the FINTECH Circle Institute, the excellent fintech learning platform that provides Innovation Workshops to C-level executives.
In addition to that, Chishti is the Co-Editor of 6 books, including the Bestseller “The FINTECH Book.” She also received awards such as “Top 32 Fintech Leaders in the UK (Business Leaders, Sept 2020)”, “Top 24th Fintech Influencer in the World (Onalytica, 2020) – among the Top 100 Fintech Influencers globally” and “Top 100 Fintech Influencers globally (Refinitiv, Sept 2020).
Susanne is very active on Twitter, where she comments on the latest news and trends of the fintech universe.
Christopher Argent shares on his LinkedIn profile that his proudest achievement is “making Beats by Dr. Dre and sweatshirts socially acceptable to the finance leadership team!” – but he’s modest.
Argent is a top influential finance leader. Whether he is training executives at the Digital Finance Function, working with innovators on finance transformation in Industry, or being editor of GenerationCFO.com, Christopher is undoubtedly someone who makes finance leaders curious about what he’s doing next.
On social media, Argent shares with his followers several tips, reflections, and insights about corporate finance, and he’s bringing more of that in his upcoming book “The Good mixer – The Digital CFO Opportunity.” The book discusses the “Digital Finance Function Model,” a set of models and methods that Christopher has created over the last 15 years.
Finance Executives are in good hands
I believe it is safe to say that the future of corporate finance is in good hands. These leaders are making a significant impact on their business and dedicating time to inspire, teach, and coach other finance executives.
Let’s hope this list keeps getting bigger and more top corporate finance influencers come to our radar. If you know a good name that should be featured here, feel free to share it with me on LinkedIn.