Earlier this week, N26 announced the appointment of international regulatory compliance and governance professional Déborah Carlson-Burkart to its Group Supervisory Board.
Déborah will reportedly work closely “with existing board members Marcus W. Mosen, Jörg Gerbig, Dr. Barbara Roth and Dr. Julian Deutz, as well as N26’s senior management team.”
A respected professional in the finance, banking and insurance space, Déborah brings decades of experience “in the legal, corporate governance and compliance fields to her role.”
A qualified lawyer, LL.M. and certified board member, she sits “on the boards of Swiss aerospace innovator RUAG International and insurer VISANA Group.”
Additionally, Déborah is “a guest lecturer in Corporate Governance and Compliance for the University of St. Gallen’s EMBA program and its Swiss Board School.”
She was previously Managing Director and Head Legal at Rothschild Trust Group (Italy and Switzerland), Alstom Switzerland and MicroStrategy (USA).
Déborah will now “occupy board seats in the Supervisory Boards of both N26 AG and N26 Bank AG, and will take over as Chair of the Nomination Committee from Dr. Robert Kilian, who will step down from his role on the board due to a new private venture that would stand in conflict with his N26 mandate.”
Marcus W. Mosen, Chair of N26’s Supervisory Board, said:
“Déborah provides very valuable experience in corporate governance, compliance and financial crime prevention in regulated industries, and she completes the board team perfectly as the latest addition to N26 AG’s Supervisory Board.”
Déborah Carlson-Burkart, said:
“N26 is on an exciting journey of disruption, and I look forward to working with the team of experts on their board, as well as their experienced management team as they work towards their goals in a changing industry.”
Valentin Stalf, CEO of N26, said:
“At N26, we’ve always believed that innovation and regulation must work together for the industry to move forward. With her background in both the finance and technology industries, Déborah brings tremendous experience to her role and how regulation works across both. I very much look forward to working with her in the coming years.”
As covered, N26 claims it is today “one of the fastest-growing digital banks in the world. As a fully-licensed German bank built on the latest technology, N26 makes banking faster, easier and more trustworthy.”
Founded by Valentin Stalf and Maximilian Tayenthal in 2013, N26 has “welcomed more than 8 million customers in 24 markets to date and has raised close to US$ 1.8 billion from some of the world’s most renowned investors.”
Headquartered in Berlin, N26 reportedly “has offices in multiple cities around Europe, including Vienna and Barcelona.”