Toqio, a SaaS provider, has appointed Gabriel de Montessus as the new chairman of its board of directors.
Montessus, who is group president of Worldpay Global Enterprise, will lead the board as the company aims to become the “platform of choice” for building fintech solutions.
The platform lets companies create and launch their own fully branded banking or finance solutions, with Toqio managing the underlying software.
The new chairman joins the company for its next phase of growth, following last year’s €20m series A funding round, led by AlbionVC.
Prior to Worldpay, Montessus was executive vice president of the merchant services business unit at Ingenico Group.
At Toqio, he will advise senior management on international expansion, revenue growth and governance.
On joining the Toqio board, Montessus said: “The company has the potential to revolutionise the fintech industry and I’m looking forward to helping the Toqio team achieve its mission of enabling the creation and delivery of embedded finance through its world-class platform.”
Eduardo Martinez Garcia, chief executive officer and co-founder of Toqio, commented: “[Montessus’s] extensive experience in financial services and scaling up highly successful businesses will be incredibly valuable to Toqio.”
Jay Wilson, investment director at AlbionVC, added: “As the company secures its leadership position in the enterprise segment, his decades of financial technology experience will be invaluable.”