By: 1 February 2023

Arnd Schwierholz will lead the financial department when he starts his role on 1 February

German digital bank N26 appoints Arnd Schwierholz as CFO

N26, a Germany-based digital bank, has appointed Arnd Schwierholz as its new chief financial officer. 

He will lead the financial department when he starts his role on 1 February, joining from venture capital firm Iconical. 

Schwierholz has previously served as chief financial officer of mobility provider Flix SE and Air Berlin, and led the financial department at Lufthansa subsidiary Sky Chefs. 

He has also led the mergers and acquisitions department at Lufthansa and worked at UBS Group. 

Marcus W Mosen, chairman of the supervisory board of N26, commented: “With Arnd Schwierholz, N26 gains an experienced financial leader with a strong track record across different industries and business models.  

“His CV includes demanding positions in large corporations, in fast-growing companies and established organisations alike.” 

Arnd Schwierholz

Arnd Schwierholz

On his new role, Schwierholz said: “I look forward to applying my experience and expertise at N26 to support the company in improving banking for millions of consumers.” 

Valentin Stalf and Maximilian Tayenthal founded N26 in 2013 and launched the initial product in early 2015. Today, the digital bank has more than eight million customers in 24 markets.  

N26 recently partnered with Bitpanda to expand its cryptocurrency trading product across Europe. Launched in Austria last year, N26 Crypto will be made available to customers in Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Portugal and Ireland. 

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Josh Poyser
Josh Poyser is an editor at FinTech Intel. He has written about fintech for several years and appeared at FinTech Connect 2023 on the 'Unlocking Success: The Art of Fintech PR' panel.