Mambu, the leading cloud banking platform, has welcomed another senior executive in the European region, announcing the appointment of Nuria Aliño as Managing Director, Southern & Eastern Europe
Mambu is the world’s only true SaaS cloud banking platform, enabling banks, fintechs, retailers, telcos and more to fasttrack the design and build of financial products and services. Having raised €110 million at a €1.7 billion valuation earlier this year, the company is now expanding its presence across the core European market, as it enters the next phase of its rapid growth.
Based in Madrid, Ms Aliño, is an accomplished banking professional with more than 20 years’ experience in developed and developing markets, was most recently global digital finance specialist at the IFC (World Bank Group). Prior to this, she held senior positions at the Inter-American Development Bank and Spanish banking leader BBVA.
Ms Aliño brings relevant experience in harnessing digital transformation to accelerate financial inclusion, competition and innovation. Throughout her career, she has helped banks and microfinance institutions to build their digital strategies, foster partnerships and innovation, and promote the benefits of open banking to banks and regulators.
In her new role, Ms Aliño will oversee key regional growth markets for Mambu, including Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, Poland and the Balkans, among others. She will play a key role in expanding Mambu’s footprint across Southern and Eastern Europe and supporting the modernisation of the banking industry.
Commenting on the appointment, Eugene Danilkis, Mambu’s co-founder and CEO, said: “We’re at an exciting stage in our regional growth where we’re building a dedicated team to support and expand our operations across Southern and Eastern Europe. Nuria’s appointment marks an important milestone for Mambu in the region and we’re pleased to welcome her to the team. A respected leader in digital financial services, Nuria will take our growth plans in the region to the next level, working with local teams to provide the very best customer support, and continuing our mission to create better financial experiences.”
Ms Aliño brings with her many years of international experience with her career to date spanning corporate finance, private equity, impact investing and fintech equity. She also has a wealth of expertise and a deep understanding of digital transformation within financial services, having worked with both traditional banks and fintechs to hone their digital strategies.
“I’m honoured to join the Mambu family, and I look forward to building a highly effective local team here in Southern and Eastern Europe,” said Aliño. “We are currently working with customers across the region such as Orange Bank and Rebellion Pay in Spain. In addition, we have supported digital challengers such as Ferratum Bank, N26 and Solarisbank to expand our activities in the region. Our mission is to become a key strategic player in the modernisation of Europe’s financial services industry and we foresee an opportunity for not only traditional banks and digital challengers, but also those corporations that are embedding finance into their core business operations.”
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