Ebury continues growth in Europe with new office openings and new hires

Ebury, one of the fastest growing fintechs for corporate cross-border payments and growth lending, today announced four new hires across its’ European offices; an office opening in Athens and the completion of moves to larger offices in Paris and Warsaw in June this year. This is all part of the succesful expansion of the company across Europe. Ebury has offices in London, Madrid, Malaga, Amsterdam, Warsaw, Paris, Hamburg and Zurich, with more planned in the coming months.

The four new hires will provide local support to corporate clients in each region. This includes specialised services for lending, payments and foreign exchange risk management. All new hires will report to the CEO in London, Juan Lobato.

Gianluca Carfagnini, Italy Country Manager, will be responsible for overseeing the Italian team in London, the opening of the Milan office, as well as expansion in the region. He has over 15 years of experience in financial services, including various management roles at Banca Imi, BNL bank, Uni Credit and Banca Intesa.

Nils Hennemann, Commercial Director for Germany, will manage teams in Hamburg and the opening of the Dusseldorf office. Nils has over 14 years of experience in financial services. Prior to this Nils was at HSBC in Germany and previous to this at Deutsche bank, working in corporate FX management roles in both organisations. He is also currently a lecturer at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.

Menne Mennes, Managing Director for Benelux, will oversee the sales teams for Belgium and the Netherlands, managing client expansion in the two regions. He will also be responsible for moving into larger premises in the centre of Amsterdam and will manage the opening of a new Brussels office, later this year. Prior to this role, Menne was at McKinsey, in a management role, previous to this he was a dealer with the Ministry of Finance, Dutch State Treasury Agency.

Celso Fernandez, Director of Corporate Development. Celso has spent 12 years in financial services, including working for SegurCaixa Adeslas and McKinsey both in Madrid, including various corporate management roles in each organisation. He also has an MBA from Harvard in strategy, technology and operations innovation.

Juan Lobato, CEO and co- founder of Ebury, says: “We have an excellent group of individuals that make the team; it is our people that make the business right. All of the new country managers have outstanding capabilities and will help us execute our rollout plans for Ebury. The new European offices will bring Ebury’s innovative solutions to businesses that trade internationally, empowering them to expand even further globally. Our vision for the company is exciting, with new markets, new countries, new capabilities and the best people to serve corporate customers with a high level of quality and professionalism”.

 

Ebury, set up in 2009 is one of the fastest growing fintechs, employing over 500 staff with offices in eight European countries and raised over $120m of investment from the top technology investors. Headquartered in London, Ebury provides corporates with innovative international banking solutions aimed to help them trade globally. Ebury serves over 15,000 corporate clients with transactions in over 140 currencies. Ebury helps eliminate borders with financial services that are normally reserved for large companies with business funding for supply chain finance, tailored currency services, trade finance, cash management and risk management solutions.

Also Ebury is quoted in the FT as one of Europes fastest growing fintech companies: https://ig.ft.com/ft-1000/ and amongst the 17 leading startups in the Business Insider http://uk.businessinsider.com/uk-fintech-startups-1-billion-unicorns-2016-5. For more information about Ebury please visit: https://www.ebury.com/about-us/