Apoorva Varma Mehta

My Masters degree in Management of Technology and Innovation from LSE paved the way for me to join NatWest Group on the Technology Graduate Programme where I joined the Mobile Banking Team as a Product Owner.

Banking is a part of everyday life and with mobile increasingly becoming the channel of choice, particularly during the pandemic, digital banking should be a simple, intuitive and enjoyable experience for customers. From day one I was passionate about thinking creatively and seeing my ideas come to life in the hands of our customers, helping millions of users self serve. Seven years later, I’m still in the team and I’m really glad I found early on in my career a role where I was able to apply what I had studied but also thrive creatively.

I have now been in the Mobile Leadership Team for a couple of years leading my own team of Product Owners. I work with large teams of technology and design to seamlessly and consistently deliver top functionality to our mobile app. One of my key responsibilities is to prioritise the mobile roadmap ensuring we are building the best banking app by continuously launching what our customers need and want. This role has propelled me to find myself as a leader through strong communication, negotiation and relationship building at all levels.

I enjoy coaching and developing my team so they can harness their strengths and become the best Products Owners they can be. I was recently selected to be a part of the NatWest Group Advisory Chair where I’m bringing a diverse voice to the bank leadership table and have the opportunity to drive what I’m passionate about such as Women in Technology, developing out graduate talent and sharing all the hard work we are doing to create the best banking app.