Payal started her career at Barclays in 2000. Her career at Barclays spanned 16 years, where she performed in a number of Commercial P&L, Credit Risk and analytical roles in the UK and Internationally. In her last role at Barclays, Payal became the Managing Director of Strategic Analytics, responsible for all the analytics its in UK and European Credit Card division. Payal completed a degree in mathematics and teaching at the University of Oxford, after which she went on to gain a Masters in management science and operational research at Warwick Business School.
Payal is passionate about encouraging more Women to progress their careers in data and analytics. She was the keynote speaker at the ‘Women in Data 2015’ conference, and now sits as Chair for the campaign.
In 2016, Payal was recognised as the most influential data professional in the DataIQ Top 100 leaders. For the past year, Payal has been an independent consultant and is now a Director at Vanquis Bank.