Gilles BianRosa steps down as CPO of N26 to pursue career in the US
Gilles BianRosa is set to step down as chief product officer (CPO) of European challenger bank N26 to pursue a “different opportunity” as chief operating officer of an unnamed US-based company.
Although he is departing his role as CPO, the bank has confirmed that BianRosa will now assume a position on its supervisory board from this month.
BianRosa first took on the role of CPO with the Berlin-based bank in March 2021. Since then, N26 says he has cultivated a “strong and high-performing product and UX team” consisting of over 100 employees and 700 engineers and developers.
The bank says he has been integral to its launch of various local product initiatives, including its N26 Crypto offering in Europe (developed in collaboration with Bitpanda), its Spanish payments platform Bizum and its integration with iDEAL in the Netherlands.
Under the surface, he has worked to power the scalability of the bank’s platform by implementing further automation, customer onboarding, anti-money laundering and fraud prevention elements, in conjunction with building out its wider product strategy and roadmap.
Marcus Mosen, chair of the bank’s supervisory board, says BianRosa’s appointment to the board will bring “a perspective focused on product innovation from a global lens”, while Valentin Stalf, the bank’s CEO, says he will serve a role in “steering N26’s product-led culture”.