Today’s City Moves includes N26, Ferrexpo and Avonhurst.
N26 has appointed Thomas Grosse as chief banking officer. The newly introduced role is another step towards realising N26’s ambition to be the first truly global and fully digital retail bank. Thomas will oversee the set-up of regulated N26 banks and bank partnerships within the N26 group to ensure the highest standards in product, processes and customer experience across all markets. He will begin his new role in October, reporting directly to N26 co-founder and chief financial officer Maximilian Tayenthal. Thomas’s strong background as a senior executive at Google and managing director of a bank reflects N26’s DNA of both a highly professional bank and a fast-growing tech company perfectly. Combined with his strong leadership experience, he is in a prime position to support the mobile bank with its global expansion. In his role as industry leader banking at Google Germany, Thomas was responsible for cooperation and partnerships with German banks and fintechs, and closely involved in the market rollout of Google Pay. Maximilian said: “Thomas is an important addition to the team as we look to the future of N26. With his deep experience and proven track record in both tech and banking, Thomas is a perfect fit for N26.”
Ferrexpo, the Swiss headquartered iron ore company, has appointed Fiona MacAulay as an independent director and chair of the remuneration committee. She is a chartered geologist with more than 30 years’ experience in the upstream oil and gas sector, including key roles in leading oil and gas firms across the large, mid and small cap space including Mobil, British Gas, Amerada Hess and Rockhopper. Fiona is chair of Independent Oil & Gas where she also chairs the technical, health, safety and environment and remuneration committees, having been appointed to the board in July 2018. Fiona was chief executive of Echo Energy from 2017 to 2018 and chief operating officer of Rockhopper Exploration from 2013 to 2017.
New advisory law firm Avonhurst has announced it will be joined by new partner Emmanuel Amos. Since launching six weeks ago, it has already attracted three partners who honed their practice at Magic Circle firms. Emmanuel joins from asset management consultancy MJ Hudson, where he was a partner. He was previously at Jones Day in Singapore and spent six years in the London office of Magic Circle firm Allen & Overy. He has extensive experience advising clients on a wide range of corporate transactions. Jonathan Bloom, chief executive of Avonhurst, said: “We are delighted to be joined by Emmanuel, who exemplifies the mix of international experience and specialist expertise that Avonhurst offers its clients.”
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