Daria Rippingale, Bankingblocks CEO wins MPE ‘Influencer of the Year’ | Awards
Daria Rippingale, CEO of Bankingblocks, a European Payment Institution offering wholesale banking and payment services, has earned the title of ‘Influencer of the Year’ at the Merchant Payments Ecosystem (MPE) awards. The MPE conference is the most high profile event of the payments exhibition year, having enjoyed a constant growth rate in attendees, exhibitors and speakers year over year since its origin in 2012. The MPE2020 event boasts with more than 150 speakers, including Daria Rippingale herself, who delivered her insights into B2B payments and how FinTechs are coming to the party to tackle the challenges of real-time cross-border payments while maintaining a much-needed customer focus.
Highlights from MPE 2020
On winning the popular vote for industry Influencer, the enterprising Daria was elated: “I was honestly just so thrilled to be in contention. All of the nominees shortlisted were so remarkable and have made such an impact and introduced such a wondrous level of innovation. It’s a real credit to the industry that there’s such a high level of competition.”
Daria was also reflective of the female representation seen across the nomination shortlisting, most of which being companies, stating “It was especially meaningful to be one of only two individuals shortlisted – and both of us women!” As an active exhibitor, speaker, payments industry personality and regular MPE participant, Daria was excited to be back in Berlin and catch up with the industry’s best and brightest, as well as spreading the word about Bankingblocks and all it has to offer.
About the MPE ‘Influencer of the Year’ 2020 Award
The MPE’s 2020 ‘Influencer of the Year’ award recognises the most influential payment service provider for their significant contribution to the growth and development of the merchant payments industry during the last year. The ‘Influencer of the Year’ award is the MPE’s only public-vote award, and was announced officially on the 11th of February 2020. Daria received the award at the MPE Gala and Awards Dinner, held on the 19th of February at the annual conference in Berlin.