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Refinitiv's top 100 influencers in financial services


Find out about who's driving social media conversations around disruptive innovation in the finance sector.

Introducing the #RefinitivSocial100

Who are the most influential thought-leaders and thinkers on social media across key financial communities?


The top 100 social media influencers shaping the conversation in the financial community

To produce the #RefinitivSocial100 list, we worked with a team of specialists in social media, to create a list of 100 influencers, globally. We looked at social influence as well as authority on Twitter and LinkedIn and our list ranks the individuals whose posts drive ideas and promote change and disruptive innovations within the finance sector.

The #RefinitivSocial100 list of the top social media influencers in financial technology.

Combined reach of these 100 influencers

  • 4.7m
  • 474m
  • 38,000
    engagements per week
  • 65,000
    social posts


Our key focus finance areas

Risk and fighting financial crime

Data, human intelligence, and advanced technology play a vital role in risk management and helping to fight financial crime. Join the conversation: #FightFinancialCrime

AI & machine learning

How can smarter machines make us smarter humans? Machine learning and AI are key components of the financial services sector. Join the conversation: #TrustedData

Digitalization of wealth management

Digital Solutions, industry-leading data and APIs transform how investors engage with their investments in a modern, digital experience. Join the conversation: #DigiWealth

ESG and sustainable finance

Sustainable finance and environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) integration is vital and offers value to the financial sector. Join the conversation: #SustainableLeadership

Big data

Cloud computing offers fast, on-demand access to large volumes of data, while managing and integrating data is key to finding new opportunities in order to generate alpha. Join the conversation: #CloudReadyData

Smarter trading

Latest innovations trends that are transforming the trading sector, as well as new technology aimed at helping to solve challenges of evolving trading workflows. Join the conversation: #SmarterTrading


Top 5 featured EMEA influencers

Duena Blomstrom, top influencer on #RefinitivSocial100

#1 Duena Blomstrom

Duena Blomstrom is an author, keynote speaker and CEO of PeopleNotTech and Emotional Banking. Duena is also a Forbes contributor, blogger and a top influencer. With a background in psychology as well as business, Duena is on a crusade to transform work and collaboration and show organisations that it’s all about their people.

The list was sorted by Topical Engagement; a combination of Relevance (number of on-topic posts) and Resonance (normalized engagement score). Here are the top 5.

  • #2 Alberto Garuccio
    Alberto Garuccio is an innovation leader at Reale Group, mentor and an influencer. His background is in finance and he has a real interest in financial services technology. Alberto also has more than 15 years’ experience in innovation, change management and digital transformation at KPMG, Fiat Group, Banca Sella and Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center.
  • #3 JC Gaillard
    JC Gaillard is the founder and MD at Corix Partners and is co-president for the Cyber Security Group Tel. Gaillard has over 25 years of experience which has been developed in several global financial institutions in the UK and continental Europe, where he gained exposure to all layers of management up to board level. He is also the author of “Cyber Security: The Lost Decade”.
  • #4 Togla Tavlas
    Tolga Tavlas is a fintech influencer, author, digital channel platform development leader and open banking strategist at UniCredit, PMP. Tolga has 21 years definitive expertise as senior digital banking executive in conceiving and implementing Internet/mobile banking solutions that generate revenues and provide cost-effective migration to digital channels.
  • #5 Simon Taylor
    Simon Taylor is a proud FinTech geek! He is also the co-founder of 11:FS, a consultant, the founder of Global Digital Finance, and a podcast host for Blockchain Insider and FinTechInsiders. Simon has been immersed in the technology of financial services for as long as he’s been working and is consistently voted one of the most influential people in banking, insurance and FinTech by banks, his peers and a number of industry bodies.


The ranking methodology behind #RefinitivSocial100 financial influencers

This initial list was based on four key metrics, using a combination of Twitter and LinkedIn data: Impressions, relevance, resonance and reach.

Full list

Refinitiv's Global Social Media 100