OpenPayd Strengthens Senior Leadership With New Hire
OpenPayd is delighted to announce it has appointed Matthias Kröner as a Senior Advisor. The appointment follows a period of significant growth for the company in the past year, which provides enterprise businesses with access to cross-border banking and payment solutions.
In this new role, Kröner will support OpenPayd in bolstering its plans for international expansion and further developing its Banking-as-a-Service strategy. His years of experience in planning, building and operating customer-centric banking business models represent a significant addition to the company.
A key figure in the fintech movement
Kröner is the Founder and former CEO of Fidor Bank and DAB Bank where he built both organisations from their inception, forging his reputation as a key figure in the fintech movement.
On his appointment, Iana Dimitrova, CEO, OpenPayd, said: “With 25 years’ in financial services, Matthias has unparalleled insight into corporate strategy, innovation-leadership and M&A through the most transformative period in the history of the banking industry. To OpenPayd, Matthias brings a deep understanding of current technological trends grounded in a detailed knowledge of the regulatory environment, which has helped him to successfully bridge the gap between the traditional banking and fintech worlds. Matthias has already been part of some of the largest fintech success stories, and we hope that OpenPayd will follow a similar trajectory.”
Matthias Kröner, Senior Advisor, OpenPayd said: “I’ve been deeply involved in the launch and growth of the Banking-as-a-Service sector over the past few years – it’s an upward trajectory that’s only set to continue. As business models evolve and payments becomes increasingly commodified, new banking and payments use cases are emerging which require international scale, greater flexibility and better margins. OpenPayd offers a unique approach in the space, through its global network of licenses, an established partner ecosystem and a single access point to all those services. It’s an exciting time to be supporting a company whose vision aligns so closely with my own and I’m thrilled to be joining as an advisor.”