Kimberly GireFintech advisory board member, Lodex
Kimberly Gire is a career banking and finance executive, now working as a FIntech advisory board member for Lodex and private investor actively managing a portfolio of equity, private equity, start up, fixed income and real estate investments. She is a pro bono philanthropic advisor to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Geneva, Switzerland, and she is the Founder and Chair of the Global Women Leaders in partnership with the ICRC. As a strategic philanthropist, she dedicates her time pro bono leading a virtual global community of professional women leaders leveraging their skills and connections for maximum humanitarian impact. Global Women Leaders is an innovative new skills-based philanthropic model, facilitating the development of innovative financial tools to bridge the private sector and humanitarian world.
As an active non-profit Board Trustee for the past 15 years, in Australia Kimberly has served as the Founding Chair of the Australian Red Cross Society of Women Leaders; Chair of the Overseas Support Group for the Australian Red Cross; and as a Founding Advisory Board Member and Ambassador for Stewart House, a Sydney-based non-profit providing respite care and support for disadvantaged youth. Kimberly has also lived and worked in Switzerland, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Northern California, where she recently served as Board Trustee and Treasurer for a large community not-for-profit organization in Santa Cruz County.
Kimberly, a native Californian and dual American-Australian citizen, was previously the Chief Financial Officer for the retail, business and private banking divisions of Westpac Banking Corporation. Prior to her role as CFO of Westpac’s Australian Business and Personal Banking Division, Kimberly worked extensively in the international capital markets, acting as Head of Group Securitisation for Westpac. Kimberly was recruited to Westpac to establish the bank’s debut securitisation program. She was responsible for all aspects of Westpac’s global securitisation funding and balance sheet management program, and a member of the Finance Top Team. Under her leadership, Westpac issued in excess of AUD7 billion in MBS and ABS in the Australian, Euro and US markets, including the first global Australian MBS deal of USD1.4 billion.
Prior to joining Westpac, Kimberly started her career at Citibank Australia as a Management Associate, before working in Asset and Liability Balance Sheet Management as Assistant Vice President, Treasury. Kimberly received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a specialisation in Business Administration from the University of California at Los Angeles, and a Graduate Diploma in Japanese from Macquarie University in Sydney.
A mother of 5, Kimberly enjoys balancing family, philanthropy and her work as an advisor and private investor.