Solarisbank sets up a centralized group structure and expands its management team
Solarisbank, Europe’s leading banking platform as a service, has implemented its previously announced new organizational group and management structure.
As of April 1, the Group will replace the former matrix structure based on dedicated business units, with a country-oriented sales organization supported by a central product and technology platform. In doing so, Solarisbank continues its strategy of strengthening local markets while managing a holistic pan-European platform.
“With this setup, we are laying the foundations for our next phase of growth. Direct access to local markets and rapid product adaptation are decisive for the success of our international expansion. At the same time, our central production ensures that our core processes remain With the new organizational structure, we have found a way to maintain our agility while growing together with our innovative partners and the financial industry of the future,” says Group CEO Dr. Roland Folz Solarisbank.
During the reorganization, Solarisbank adds more talents to its management team. Already on March 1, Chloé Mayenobe took over as new Chief Growth Officer and leads the commercial organization together with Chief Commercial Officer Jörg Diewald, Deputy-CCO Timo Weber and Krishna Chandran, Managing Director Partnerships.
Dr. Jens Lütcke joins the group of Managing Directors for Local Markets effective May 1 in the newly created position of Managing Director Germany. Lütcke is currently deputy managing director of Blue Code International AG and was co-founder of the online payment service Sofort as well as head of the DACH region at Klarna.
Dr. Jörg Howein, previously Chief Product Officer, will assume responsibility for the central production platform as Chief Platform Officer. Her successor as CPO will be Delia König, who was previously responsible for Solarisbank’s identity unit as chief executive. She will report directly to Howein going forward.
While Lee Johnstone continues to lead Contis as Chief Executive, having served as the company’s Chief Financial Officer, newly hired Tim Spurr takes on the role of Group Deputy Chief Financial Officer. Spurr is an experienced financial executive who has held positions at 10x Banking, Kuflink and Barclays.
Layla Qassim, previously Head of Strategy & Shareholder Relations, is moving on and, in the newly created position of Chief of Staff, will support the Group CEO. Together with Andrea Ramoino, Chief Strategy Officer of Contis, she will also lead the integration project of Solarisbank and Contis.
New hire Scott Donnelly will join Solarisbank as senior vice president of lending and digital asset products, complementing the product leadership team of Leif Wienecke, Florian Redeker, Georg Heibel and Nicolas Knecht. Previously, Donnelly was Executive Chairman and CEO of CapitalBox.
“In our group, impressive individuals from around the world and a seasoned team bring together the best of banking and technology. We are a very diverse company and I am proud that we have been able to win top talent for our management. both within our own ranks and to attract new reputable colleagues to join us in our mission,” Folz continued.