Connecting art, technology, and finance to support social impact
Updated: Aug 9
Roksana Ciurysek-Gedir is an artist, entrepreneur, and financier passionate about sustainability and future-led innovations. She is the Chairwoman of the Impact Advisory Board for the White Oak Global Advisors, founder of Possible X, and global advisor to CEOs. She is known for fusing art, finance, and technology to challenge the status quo across a number of different industries.
The first sculpture has been supported by Singularity University which is very much aligned with that vision which I’m very grateful for and I was thinking further about how in addition to shifting mindsets what's what else can I do and you? Technology has been very prominent in my art for many years and right now I’m using technology through digital augmented reality, so right now the sculpture that's in London is linked to planting trees action. There is a QR code so viewers, and also, people who can view it digitally are able to contribute to actually leaving an actual impact behind. - Roksana Ciurysek-Gedir
As a banker and financier, Roksana was Deputy CEO, Vice President of the Management of Bank Pekao S.A. in Poland, and Head of the UK Ultra High Net-Worth Client Team at Credit Suisse. Previously to this, she has managed large portfolios at Edmond de Rothschild, Merrill Lynch, JPMorgan, and EBRD. Her banking experience ranges from corporate finance, and wealth management to investment banking. As an artist, Roksana is fascinated with the relationship between photography, design, technology, and ethically sourced gemstones. She is an Artist in Residence for Faberge where she explores the complex relationship between luxury, contemporary art, and sustainability. She has collaborated with artists like Terry O’Neill, and her art has been exhibited all over the world, including the International Art Exhibition in Azerbaijan in 2010, Serpentine Pavillion in London in 2019, World Economic Forum 2018-2020, as well as Saudi Cup 2020.
In 2008 she has been recognized with the prestigious Newsweek Poland Award for her efforts in deepening British-Polish relations alongside Polish President in exile Kaczorowski, and historian Norman Davies. In 2014 she has been named Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
She is a CFA® Charterholder and holds a Bachelors in Engineering and Masters degree in Management and Economics from the Technical University of Gdansk, Poland.
I think the key one is the ability to measure it because something we
cannot measure it's not usually getting done. So, in finance, we used to look at risk-adjusted returns. Right now, we are looking at the triangle of risk-return and impact and now, of course, there is a lot of regulation being introduced globally, a lot of disclosures that companies must comply with, but there are still, of course, many areas that need a lot of work. So, it is a process. No one is saying it's perfect, as we know as the sculpture - perfect imperfection. Perfection doesn't exist, but I believe that there is there's no going back. - - Roksana Ciurysek-Gedir
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