Finance People Moves: N26, Bank of England, and Mollie
Company from: SoundCloud
Company to: N26
Job from: Chief Product Officer
Job to: Chief Product Officer
A seasoned Silicon Valley entrepreneur and tech expert, BianRosa’s move to German neobank N26 will see him take leadership of product teams in Europe (Berlin, Barcelona, and Vienna) as well as the US (New York).
Having established his product development credentials at companies like SoundCloud and Samsung, where he oversaw the latter’s Smart TVs globally, BianRosa is also a notable CEO. His ventures so far include the award-winning FanTV video streaming service and P2P entertainment distributor Vuze.
Regarding his appointment, he commented, “After almost two decades in Silicon Valley, I’m very pleased to be joining one of the most dynamic product teams in fintech globally. I look forward to applying my experience from the world of online consumer services to help N26 continue to connect authentically with its customers.”
Quote: “I believe that N26 has a unique opportunity to touch more aspects of daily life with their simple, trusted, and delightful experience”
Company from: Bank of England
Company to: Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce
Job from: Chief Economist
Job to: CEO
After working at the BoE for more than three decades, Haldane’s planned departure in June is likely to trigger a significant change for the institution. His primary duties included leading financial stability and monetary analysis.
Andrew Bailey, Governor of the BoE, commented on Haldane’s departure, “He has [...] been an imaginative and creative thinker on the wide range of issues the UK economy faces, as well as helping create and drive forward new ways for the Bank to engage with the public.
Company from: UBS
Company to: Mollie
Job from: Vice-Chairman of Global Wealth Management
Job to: Chairman
Previously also a board member at ING Bank, Leenaars took up his current position at UBS in 2015.
His departure on 31 May to join Dutch fintech unicorn Mollie bodes well for its future prospects. Having already achieved a milestone by expanding to the UK market in February 2021, all eyes are on the payments provider’s next move.
“Mollie enables merchants to grow faster and offers consumers seamless check-out experiences. I am proud to be on this team,” commented Leenaars.
The Ultimate FinTech & InsurTech LIVE Event
From October 12th-14th, 2021, BizClik’s FinTech & InsurTech event will bring together influential executives from around the world. Streamed live from Tobacco Dock, London, this three-day event will be an excellent way to finish the year strong, gaining the confidence your company needs to move forward into the future.
With keynote addresses from global leaders, dynamic roundtable discussions, and extensive networking opportunities, FinTech & InsurTech 2021 will expand your network, deliver insight, and enhance your organisation’s reach.
Already confirmed speakers include Colin Payne, VP & NextGen FS Global Lead at Capgemini; Dipu KV, President and Head of Operations & CX at Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company; Bryan Caroll, CEO at TNEX; and Lucy Demery, Managing Director at Barclays.
The event will include:
- Keynote addresses from respected industry leaders
- Dynamic live roundtables (inc. Q&A)
- Fireside discussions
- Inspirational Speakers & Presentations
- Extensive networking opportunities
Meet the Speakers
Each week, from now until the event, we’ll be announcing the latest speakers who are set to grace our physical or virtual stage, prepared to share their knowledge and insight with attendees.
Our second batch consists of:
Currently the Senior Vice President of Business Development & Fintech for Mastercard UK & Ireland, a position he’s held since 2014, Abraham describes himself as “a proven and successful senior sales leader with experience across a wide range of industries, sectors, and channels.”
Graduating from the University of Northampton in 1994 with a BA in Economics and Law, he worked for nine years at Sainsburys - eventually responsible for banking the company’s revenue and running its ATMs - and then Barclaycard for three years as Head of Client Management. In 2007, Abraham became VP of Client Management at American Express, and then VP and GM Global Supplier Relations EMEA in 2012.
In his current role at Mastercard, Abraham is accountable for the acceptance of all payments and products through all channels, devices, and technologies across UK and Ireland. In addition, he oversees the deployment of innovative new payment tech within the region.
Fraser-Hawkins’ role as CEO, UK Corporate, at Marsh McLennan is the continuation of a long and successful insurance career, which has included being London Sales Director for JLT Group and Branch Director for Willis Towers Watson.
Marsh prides itself on being a company that hires top-tier talent, does work that impacts peoples’ lives, and offers its employees the opportunity to make a difference. This is clearly an attitude that aligns with Fraser-Hawkins’ own values; regarding the insurer’s UK Young Professionals initiative, a support network to help young professionals in their development, he said:
"I am passionate about developing talent and our Young Professional CRG provides a brilliant community for our Young Professional colleagues to discuss key issues relevant early in their careers, as well as an environment to promote the skills, learning and network for success."
Massaro is currently the CEO of Boston fintech Flywire, a role he took on in 2013. He first joined the team in 2012 as VP of Business Development, but it wasn’t long before his entrepreneurial skills were redirected to leading the entire company’s high-growth strategy worldwide.
An expert in domestic and international payments and billing, enterprise technology sales, strategic alliances, enterprise software, SaaS, product management and marketing, and much more, Massaro is a consummate finance professional whose credentials befit the leadership of a prominent global payments fintech.
His previous positions include Consultant at PwC and Product Line Manager at Oracle, and he maintains a Mentor role at startup accelerator MassChallenge. He graduated magna cum laude from Babson College with a BS in Information Systems and Finance.
This event is set to be one of the year's most unmissable. If you want to get leading perspectives on the future of fintech and insurtech, go to Eventbrite and purchase your tickets now.