Stella Cox (CBE)
Stella Cox CBE, Managing Director, DDCAP Group™ and Chair of TheCityUK Islamic Finance Market Advisory Group
Stella Cox CBE has worked within the Islamic financial marketplace for more than thirty years. Since 1998, she has been the Managing Director of DDCAP Group, which is a leading provider of capital market intermediary services and related technology solutions to Islamic financial market institutions.
Since 2015, Stella has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the RFI Foundation, which acts as a catalyst to link together responsible & Islamic finance, and she represents DDCAP within the Islamic Finance and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Taskforce, the inaugural meeting of which took place in July 2020, convened by the Islamic Finance Council UK (UKIFC) in partnership with the UK Government. Since 2014, Stella has been Chair of the Islamic Finance Market Advisory Group formed by TheCityUK and she represents DDCAP on the UK Islamic Fintech Panel.
In June 2016, Stella was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE). Stella was honoured for her services to the Economy and, specifically, as a Champion for the Development of Islamic Finance in the UK. Stella was ranked number 1 amongst the ‘100 Most Influential Women in Islamic Finance’ in the ISFIRE ‘WOMANi 2018′ Report and was appointed Patron-in-Chief of WOMANi in April 2019. In July 2019 Stella became a Freeman of the City of London.