One of the original members of the Group, Vica brings a profound understanding of the fin-tech space, particularly eCommerce, merchant acquiring and alternative payments. At Anthemis, her responsibilities range from executing complex M&A transactions, to running board level strategic advisory projects and delivering turn-key product launches.
Before joining Anthemis, Vica was an Investment Banker at Credit Suisse, where she focused on leveraged finance. In the Portfolio Management Group, she ran a $1.5bn debt portfolio and covered the media, infrastructure and paper, pulp and packaging sectors. Prior to that, during her time in the Financial Sponsors Group, Vica was involved in leveraged buy-out transactions across a variety of industries, including telecommunications, retail, utilities and pharmaceuticals.
Born in St. Petersburg, raised in Athens, educated in Milan and now living in London, Vica has a diverse, international background. She graduated summa cum laude from Bocconi University and is fluent in four languages (and can manage in French too). She has a wicked sense of humour and also serves as our resident fashion advisor!