European Digital Bank N26 Appoints Andrea Isola as VP of European Markets and Business Operations

Andrea Isola, former General Manager for Italy & South East Europe at N26, has been appointed as the new VP of European Markets and Business Operations at the German digital bank effective immediately.

In his new role as VP of European Markets and Business Operations, Andrea Isola “will oversee N26’s European markets as well as the Business Operations, Strategic Project Management and Sourcing functions.”

In this strategic role, he will be “responsible for the bank’s sustainable growth across its core European markets.”

Going forward, Andrea will “report directly to Maximilian Tayenthal, co-founder, co-CEO and Chief Operating Officer of N26, and will continue to hold the role of General Manager for Italy and South-East Europe on an interim basis until the appointment of the new head of the Italian subsidiary.”

Andrea Isola, VP of European Markets and Business Operations at N26, said:

“I am thrilled to further contribute to the sustainable growth of N26 in Europe by bringing together several strategic functions with our key markets in my new role. Streamlining our organisation in this way will  facilitate closer alignment and further strengthen end-to-end processes, alongside our operational ability to execute at a global as well as a local level.” 

Andrea joined N26 in 2019 as General Manager “for Italy before also overseeing South-East Europe.”

During this time, Andrea has “built a strong Italian team that has achieved important milestones such as offering Italian IBANs to local clients and growing the client base in Italy.”

Prior to N26, Andrea was “an Associate Partner for Bain & Company in New York and brings with him more than 15 years of experience in management consultancy with a strong focus on financial services, helping some of the world’s largest players in the industry to establish agile working models and implement complex digital transformations in markets all across the globe.”

Andrea holds “a degree in International Business from Nottingham Trent University. He is also a certified Scrum Master and Product owner.”

As covered, N26 AG is Europe’s digital bank “with a full German banking licence. Built on the latest technology, N26’s mobile banking experience makes managing money easier, more secure and customer friendly.”

To date, it has “welcomed more than 8 million customers in 24 markets, and processes over 100bn EUR in transactions a year. N26 is headquartered in Berlin with offices in multiple cities across Europe, including Vienna and Barcelona, and a 1,500-strong team of more than 80 nationalities.”

Founded by Valentin Stalf and Maximilian Tayenthal in 2013, N26 has “raised close to US$ 1.8 billion from some of the world’s most renowned investors, with both a Supervisory Board and Management Board made up of experts with decades of experience across banking, finance and technology sectors.”

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