N26, the online bank, has appointed Claudio Bedino as the General Manager for Italy and Southeast Europe. In his new role, Bedino will be responsible for developing the presence and offering key products in one of the most important markets for the bank.

Bedino brings to N26 a wealth of experience in the fintech industry, having founded Starteed, a pioneering crowdfunding startup in Italy, and co-founded Oval Money, an application designed to support financial awareness of millennials.

Commenting on his appointment, Bedino said: “I am very happy to be joining N26, a company I have always admired for its ability to mark a change in the digital banking sector. Here I have found a team of passionate professionals with a solid understanding of customer needs and the characteristics of the local market. I am confident that we will continue to grow, strengthening our presence and offering products that increasingly facilitate the relationship between people and their finances, thanks to our inclusive, simple, and safe experience.”

Maximilian Tayenthal, founder, Co-CEO, and COO of N26, said: “I am excited to welcome Claudio, a professional with established knowledge of the local and European financial sector. I am sure he is the right person to further strengthen the presence of N26 in Italy and in the Southeast area of Europe, and to develop our strategy of sustainable growth of the bank in these markets.”

N26, founded in 2017, has had a growing presence in Italy, and now employs a team of around 70 people in the country and at its German headquarters.

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