Mette will be reporting directly to Kim Fournais, CEO and Founder at Saxo Bank, a Danish investment bank specializing in online trading and investment.
Mette is expected to begin serving in her new role no later than November 1, 2021.
Mette Ingeman Pedersen brings considerable professional experience working in the financial services sector, having served in key leadership roles at large banks and consulting firms. Recently, she was working as Chief Financial Officer at Nordea’s Nordic Personal Banking division, which has over EUR 160 billion in assets with EUR 3.3 billion revenue, serves around 9.2 million customers with 7,000 workers across the region.
Before taking up her role at Nordea, she served As Senior Manager at Deloitte, where she led the firm’s asset management division. Previously, she also held the position of Head of Finance in Danske Bank’s Business Banking division, a banking institution she worked for in different capacities for nearly a decade.
Mette Ingeman Pedersen stated:
“I am both proud and very excited to be joining Saxo Bank. The ambitions are high and so is the passion – and I am very much looking forward to meeting Saxonians across teams and departments and do my part to further bring Saxo Bank’s mission to life on the ambitious journey ahead.”
Kim Fournais, Company CEO and founder, remarked:
“We are pleased to soon welcome Mette to Saxo Bank. She comes with a strong track record, which will be important assets for our future growth. Apart from being a key sparring partner for the entire organisation, Mette brings a strong commercial mindset that will help take Saxo Bank to the next level. We are on an exciting journey; fully integrating BinckBank, executing on strategy plan, and not least serving more clients than ever before. The CFO area is crucial for achieving this success – and for ensuring strong cost management and a focus on input-output.”
The new organizational setup is now expected to improve the firm’s finance, risk, and governance.
After Mette Ingeman Pedersen’s appointment, Saxo Bank will reportedly be dividing the current role as Chief Financial & Risk Officer into two key areas.
Steen Blaafalk, CFRO, will have the overall responsibility for handling Risk & Capital, Compliance and Credit, which means he will be overseeing the 2nd line of responsibility across the Saxo Bank Group as Group Chief Risk & Compliance Officer – CRCO.
Meanwhile, Mette will will be in charge of Group Finance & Treasury, Legal and for the GFR COO area. She will take the place of Lars Kufall Beck who will be joining TopDanmark.