Dr. Gal Aviv is the Co-founder and CEO of Blender, a leading global fintech company that has transformed the credit and financing industry. With a PhD in Nano-Physics from The University of Nottingham, Gal embarked on a successful career in finance and developed an interest in fintech. In 2014, he co-founded Blender with a team of experts in data science and behavioral psychology. The company’s unique approach to credit assessment, utilizing big data and machine learning algorithms, has disrupted the traditional lending process and provided a much-needed alternative to customers underserved by traditional banks. Under Gal’s leadership, Blender has grown rapidly and completed its IPO on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange in 2021. Gal is also an accomplished physicist, successful investor, and a dedicated sailor, ultra-marathon runner, and cross-country cyclist. His vision and leadership have earned him recognition as one of Israel’s top fintech entrepreneurs.