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Head Office

Citywealth, 11a Montagu Mews North, London W1H 2JZ
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7487 5858

Karen Jones Chief executive officer, Editor

Karen founded Citywealth after a career at News International, The Times, and Sunday Times in the legal, financial and recruitment sections. She also ran the Legalease flagship title Legal Business/Asia Pacific Legal 500, and launched Legal Business Awards and Legal 500 parties. Karen then took over In Brief magazine, where she grew the organisation from a buyout where it had gone bankrupt to a successful £500,000-a-year publishing and events business. Her work as a Citywealth CEO was recognised by four New York Stevie Awards: Women helping women (2014, 2015), Innovator of the year (2015), and Entrepreneur of the year (2015). She has mentored those in their first and second job in the City through her Tomorrow Club group for more than ten years.


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Darren McLean Chief operating officer

After a successful career in the City, Darren opted for a more flexible working environment with Citywealth. He performs a wide variety of tasks including recruitment, operational issues, and business strategy.



Marcela Kunova Assistant Editor

Marcela runs Citywealth's online news section and the Weekly news email. She also edits the Citywealth Leaders List, the Future Leaders List, the Brand Management and Reputation Leaders, and the IFC Top 200 Powerwomen List. Marcela is responsible for the social media strategy. Before joining Citywealth, she worked as a foreign corespondent for a Central European private TV channel. Her previous experience also includes working with CNN, the Independent, and the Guardian.


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Calin Lapuste Head of relationships

Calin is in charge of advertising, sponsorships and club memberships sales to new prospects. He is also responsible for the IFC and Magic Circle Awards, as well as developing relationships with Citywealth's partners and clients. Calin has over seven years’ experience in international private banking, dealing with UHNWIs for one of the largest banks in Central Europe and two years in developing the largest luxury leisure centre in Eastern Europe.


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Lina Petkova Events manager

Lina is responsible for the smooth running of the events; she is in charge of organising the awards’ judging panels, networking clubs’ speakers, venue arrangements and attendees. Lina is also a PR and marketing professional, responsible for the social media strategy of Citywealth, and she is in charge of the Tomorrow Club.


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Marisa Barton Head of club events

Marisa is head of Citywealth's networking clubs and her responsibilities include organising and running the events for the Citywealth WP Club, and Citywealth Powerwomen Club (formerly known as Women in Wealth Supper Club.) She is also responsible for new memberships and manages the clubs admittance process.


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Dora Seres Tech and admin executive

Dora is in charge of keeping Citywealth website and databases up to date, and she deals with all administrative enquiries. She has three years' experience in the film and advertising industry with a background in sales.


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Charlotte Ellis Head of public relations

Charlotte's remit is to gain publicity and raise the profile of the company through media coverage and by putting forward Citywealth and its CEO Karen Jones for industry awards. To date, Citywealth is recipient of four Stevie Awards for Women in Business, hailed as the world’s top business awards.


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