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New LCCI President announced as global AI business leader Martina King

LCCI is delighted to announce that it has appointed Martina King, CEO at Featurespace, as its new President, effective immediately. The role of President is occupied by a senior business leader who is invested in the Chamber’s mission and the UK’s prosperity, and who can use their extensive business experience to support and champion global London’s vital role at the heart of global Britain.

A vehement advocate of London as a global city and a global leader in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Martina has had an extensive career in the media and technology sector spanning over 35 years. As the capital’s largest business representative organisation, we are delighted to have a President who shares in our ambition to connect, support and champion London businesses.

A leading technology company that invented software to help prevent fraud and financial crime, Featurespace is a highly relevant to LCCI and its members, particularly as LCCI expands its work to support businesses to tackle business crime. Under Martina’s leadership, Featurespace has become the world’s leading provider of Enterprise Financial Crime prevention software, risk scoring events and preventing fraud and financial crime in more than 180 countries. The company has also raised more than £100 million in funding, supporting its ongoing expansion and ability to protect more than 30 major global financial institutions.

Prior to joining Featurespace in 2012, Martina was Managing Director of the augmented reality company Aurasma and she has also held senior positions at Yahoo! Europe and Capital Radio.

Richard Burge, Chief Executive of London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), commented: “Martina is an impressive and high-calibre business leader and we are proud to have appointed her as President of LCCI. She is a true champion of London and its businesses and her extensive experience across the technology and media sectors will be hugely beneficial to our members. We look forward to working with her to advocate on behalf of the London business community.”

Martina King commented: “It is an honour to have been elected as President of LCCI. London is the best business city in the world and maintaining its reputation on the world stage as the pre-eminent global city is more important now than ever. I look forward to working with LCCI to connect, champion and support London’s business community and to further its ambition to put Global London at the heart of the new Global Britain.”