The Top 25 Financial Technology CEOs of Europe for 2020

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The Financial Technology Report is pleased to announce The Top 25 Financial Technology CEOs of Europe for 2020

The Financial Technology Report is pleased to announce The Top 25 Financial Technology CEOs of Europe for 2020. In an industry that has experienced substantial growth across the board over the past year, these executives and their highly successful companies have stood out in the European market and beyond. Traditional banking and financial services are steadily becoming the way of the past as FinTech companies allow businesses and consumers to conveniently, efficiently, and securely manage their financial activities from their computers and mobile devices. This year’s awardees have led the development of innovative products and services across the payments, lending, insurance, and investment spheres, with an eye towards revolutionizing the overall finance sector.

Notably, several of the leading companies recognized on this year’s list have experienced significant growth over the past year. Sebastian Siemiatkowski, CEO of Klarna, led his company through a $650 million equity funding round, securing the company’s status as the highest-valued private fintech in Europe and now the fourth highest worldwide. Kristo Käärmann’s company Transferwise also experienced growth this year, increasing its revenue by 70% from £179 million to over £300 million.

These CEOs have maintained and solidified their positions as industry leaders. Upon review of their impressive backgrounds and nominations from colleagues and peers, these individuals undoubtably set themselves apart for their consistently high performance, strategic decision making, innovative product development, and cultivation of positive workplace cultures. The Financial Technology Report team recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of these talented CEOs.

Sebastian Siemiatkowski (Klarna), Jürg Hunziker (Avaloq), Pieter van der Does (Adyen), Kristo Käärmann (Transferwise), Paolo Bertoluzzo (Nexi), Samir Desai (Funding Circle), Guillaume Pousaz (Checkout), Oliver Prill (Tide), Joanne Dewar (Global Processing Services), Breon Corcoran (WorldRemit), Sunil Chandra (OakNorth), Florian Brokamp (Thinksurance), Lex Greensill (Greensill), Ammar Akhtar (Yobota), Bill Holmes (Radius Payment Solutions), Andrew Williams (Quantile Technologies), David Khuat-Duy (Ivalua), Tom Wood (Cazana), Nuno Sebastiao (Feedzai), Jaidev Janardana (Zopa), Tamaz Georgadze (Raisin), Tim Sievers (Deposit Solutions), Julian Teicke (WeFox), Arik Shtilman (Rapyd), and Ben James (Tradeplus24).

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The Financial Technology Report is a comprehensive source for market research and insights, business news, investment activity and corporate actions related to the financial technology sector. Based in New York City, the firm is run by a seasoned team of editors, writers and media professionals highly knowledgeable on financial technology and the various companies, executives and investors that make up the sector.

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