Paytech iBanFirst names new CTO and COO amid c-level shake-up

    Multi-currency payments platform iBanFirst has appointed Alain Lagabrielle as chief technology officer (CTO) and Diane Reille as chief operating officer (COO) as part of a broader leadership team shake-up.

    iBanFirst makes a number of c-level hires

    CTO Lagabrielle will be tasked with enhancing the performance of the platform and boosting the number of financial transactions it carries out.

    Lagabrielle has more than 15 years’ worth of experience in the tech and IT industry, having previously worked for French multinational investment bank Société Générale, leading the bank’s tech transformation.

    COO Reille will lead the CSM, due diligence, settlement and FI relationship teams, having been promoted to the role as an internal candidate – Reille joined iBanFirst in 2018 after working in the capital market department of BNP Paribas.

    Other c-level changes at the firm see Ivo Mertens join as chief revenue officer (CRO), Véronique Vingerhoets as chief people officer, Matthieu Chaigne as chief communication and behavioural officer and Anne-Sophie Pradier as chief of staff.

    iBanFirst founder and CEO Pierre-Antoine Dusoulier says: “This series of appointments comes at a time of strong growth for iBanFirst, which has seen its turnover increase by more than 100% each year for several years.”

    In July, iBanFirst acquired London-based foreign exchange (FX) provider Cornhill for an undisclosed sum.

    The company said the acquisition represents an opportunity for the firm “to expand its international footprint and extend its European PSP licence to the UK”.

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