Ornit Shinar

Global Head of External Innovation – Citi Innovation Labs & Head of Venture Investing, Citi Israel

Ornit Shinar

Speaker Bio

"Ornit joined Citi Venture in March 2017 to lead its venture investment activities in Israel. Her focus of interest includes data FinTech and Enterprise. As part of her role she also manages Citi’s Global Innovation Labs external Innovation and Citi’s Accelerator. Ornit is on the advisory board of Copenhagen Fintech, Biocatch, Contguard, Silverfort and a board member in Access Fintech.


Prior to this role, Ornit ran External Innovation and Business Development for Lenovo in Europe and Israel. In this capacity she invested in Cloud technologies as well as Artificial Intelligence and biometric authentication. Prior to Lenovo, Ornit worked at Citi, where she founded and ran Citi’s first Accelerator. Prior to Citi, she founded and served in managerial roles in multiple companies.


Ornit founded Yazamiyot, Israel's leading women's entrepreneur network, and was selected by Haaretz (one of Israel's leading newspapers) as one of 66 Women You Should Know. Ornit, who clerked for the President of the Israeli Supreme Court, holds a joint honors degree in English Law and French Law from the London School of Economics and an LLM cum laude from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem."