German challenger N26 names Arnd Schwierholz as CFO
German challenger bank N26 has appointed Arnd Schwierholz as chief financial officer (CFO).
Schwierholz brings “decades of experience in the technology industry and in financial management”, N26 says, and has a “strong track record” in financing for technology companies.
Schwierholz, who will assume the role of CFO on 1 February 2023, replaces Jan Kemper who is set to leave by the end of January. Kemper’s concurrent position as interim chief operating officer (COO) will be filled by co-founder Maximilian Tayenthal.
Prior to joining N26, Schwierholz was CFO and partner at venture capital firm Iconical. Before that he spent five years as CFO at global mobility provider Flix SE. He has also served as a member of the board and CFO for airline AirBerlin.
His other experience includes various financial leadership positions at Lufthansa from 2002 to 2014, and as associate director at UBS Group from 1995 to 1999.
N26 chair of the supervisory board Marcus Mosen says Schwierholz is an “experienced financial leader” whose experience in large corporations, fast-growing companies and established organisations “will make an important contribution to the development of N26”.