Germany-based digital financial institution N26 announced immediately it’s bringing on Gilles BianRosa as its new Chief Product Officer.
On this new function, Gilles might be answerable for main product groups in Berlin, Barcelona, Vienna, and New York. He may even outline, information, and implement N26’s product technique. To assist these efforts, Gilles will carry on new group members and construct N26’s product innovation.
“Gilles has a observe file of delivering consumer-facing innovation that actually engages, excites and entertains clients,” stated N26 co-founder and CEO, Valentin Stalf. “At this time, N26 has revolutionized how individuals relate to their banking expertise on an on a regular basis foundation. With Gilles on board, we are going to develop our expertise additional to being banking that simply connects an account with one’s way of life in an much more tangible method.”
Gilles brings with him a long time of expertise as CPO at tech firms together with SoundCloud and Samsung Electronics. He additionally has entrepreneurial roots, having served because the co-founder and CEO of two Silicon Valley startups.
N26 is among the most well-known gamers within the ever-growing digital banking realm. Based in 2013, the startup provides its digital banking providers in 25 international locations, together with the U.S., the place it launched in 2019 and has since accrued 500,000 clients within the space.
At this time’s information comes a few month after N26 acquired a $35 million (€30 million) funding, bringing its whole raised to $819 million. And it’s not the primary C-level rent that N26 has initiated this 12 months. In January, the corporate introduced on Jan Kemper as Chief Monetary Officer. Kemper holds expertise in main firms to go public, which can be a sign of N26’s intentions. Actually, Bloomberg expects the startup to IPO throughout the subsequent two years.