Cristina Alba-Ochoa is the CFO of OakNorth where she is a strategic partner in the growth of the business. She is an inclusive leader who is responsible for developing, adapting and maintaining a robust control environment across the Group’s Finance. She stays very close to the day-to-day financial controllership, tax compliance, Treasury, and financial planning activities, and has played a central role in the group’s funding rounds which have seen it raise over $1bn and achieve a $2.8bn valuation.
Prior to joining OakNorth, Cristina spent 18 years at GE Capital International where her last role was to lead a team of experienced senior finance managers and analysts who facilitated the management of over $100bn worth of sales across multiple jurisdictions. The strong governance framework she incorporated enabled transactions to be completed at speed whilst still ensuring security.