German Digital Only Bank N26 Strengthens Executive Leadership Team with New Senior Executive Hires


Digital-only bank platform N26 announced on Monday the appointment of two key senior executives, a new Chief People Officer and Chief Operating Officer, set to join the company next month. According to N26, both roles will report directly to N26 co-founder and CFO Maximilian Tayenthal and will be based out of the company headquarters in Berlin, as the mobile banking app continues to build its senior leadership bench for the next step in its global growth journey. 

N26 revealed as the new Chief People Officer is former Adidas executive Diana Styles, who will oversee the Employee Experience, Leadership and Organizational Development, Recruiting, Employer Brand, Rewards, and People Operations divisions. Speaking about her role at N26, Styles stated:

“N26 has been on a truly incredible journey to transform an industry as a disrupter, challenger and pioneer. Having grown its team to a 1,500-strong workforce of 80 nationalities in just five years, I’m extremely excited to further strengthen the N26 culture and talent pool and build a world-class employee experience that matches the organization’s next chapter of transformational growth and change.”

Dropbox VP, Adrienne Gormley, will reportedly take on the role of Chief Operating Officer. Gormley notably has joined the N26 team with more than 20 years of experience working with some of the world’s most respected technology leaders, including Google and Dropbox. Gormley revealed:

“I’m thrilled to be joining N26 at a time full of opportunity. With more people turning to digital banking than ever before, I believe that we can be the first to pioneer a truly world-class, fully-digital service experience in banking that can set the standard for the future of this industry.” 

Maximilian Tayenthal, CFO and Co-Founder of N26, added:

“It’s a great pleasure to welcome these two outstanding professionals to the N26 family. Both Diana and Adrienne are accomplished leaders, with proven track records in their respective fields and a true belief in the N26 vision to transform banking for the better. As we work towards our vision to serve 100 million customers globally, their skills and expertise will help us lay all-important foundations for us to achieve our ambitions, and I could not be happier to have them with us as we embark on the next leg of our growth journey.”

Founded in 2013 and launched in early 2015, N26 claims it is building the first mobile bank that the world loves to use. More than 5 million customers in 25 markets have generated over €2 billion in monthly transaction volume through its platform. N26 currently operates in: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the U.S. 

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