Lily Lapenna

Lily Lapenna
  • Founder and Chief Executive Officer
    MyBnk

Lily Lapenna is the founder and Co-CEO of UK based social enterprise MyBnk. As a result of setting up MyBnk, Lily was named Young Social Entrepreneur of the Year by the New Statesman in 2007. MyBnk now reaches 130,000 young people in the UK and has a presence in 7 countries from France to Uganda. With her colleagues, she designed education programmes that continue to win awards for excellence, most recently by the Centre for Social Justice, The Observer and Nesta. Prior to MyBnk, she worked in social impact and innovation for 7 years across Europe, Africa and Asia for organisations such as BRAC. After having successfully campaigned to include financial education into the secondary school curriculum, she now sits on the Money Advice Service’s Financial Capability Board, responsible for the UK's financial capability strategy. In addition to her work at MyBnk Lily delivers entrepreneurial and leadership consultancy to corporates. Lily is a Young Global Leader, an Ashoka fellow and an Aspen Italian fellow. Lily is passionate about supporting social entrepreneurs and those interested in entering the social sector and sits on the board of CIVA.