iBanFirst appoints Chief Technology Officer as part of the company’s continued international expansion strategy

10 December 2020


Former Euronext engineer and technology director, Said Layadi, has been appointed as iBanFirst's CTO. The new CTO will be responsible for enhancing the capabilities of the fintech's online payment platform.


Paris, 10 December 2020 - Global financial services provider iBanFirst, delivering solutions across banking borders, announces the appointment of former Euronext engineer and technology director, Said Layadi, as Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

The appointment is part of iBanFirst’s continued international expansion strategy, as the company unites its European focus and global ambitions to become one of the world’s leading financial services providers.

As CTO of iBanFirst, Mr Layadi will drive a hybrid approach to innovation, deploying technologies that will enhance the capabilities of the company’s online platform and technologies that will improve business efficiencies.

With almost two decades of experience in financial technology management, the appointment is testament to Mr Layadi’s expertise in finance and the payments industry.

Previously working as Head of Application Engineering and Integration for Euronext - the largest stock exchange in Europe – Mr Layadi led the industrialisation programme of its global trading system. He then joined Ingenico Group as CTO, working on its leadership framework.

The announcement follows iBanFirst’s appointment of Yann Stadnicki as chief Data Officer in August and that of Grégoire Andrieu-Guitrancourt as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) in October 2020. This highlights the company’s continued growth during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Commenting on his appointment, Said Layadi, Chief Technology Officer, iBanFirst said: “I’m delighted to join iBanFirst at this exciting time. The role is a perfect fit for me, combining my two passions of international payments and technological innovation to transform the company’s operations.”

Pierre-Antoine Dusoulier, CEO and Founder, iBanFirst said: “The appointment of Said Layadi as our Chief Technology Officer is part of the company’s hyper-growth strategy. Said has an impressive track record of innovation in the industry, working for some of the biggest names in banking, finance and payments. His experience will help to support iBanFirst’s ambition to position itself as the European leader in financial services.”


About iBanFirst

iBanFirst is a global financial services provider delivering solutions across banking borders. iBanFirst provides a specialist online platform for multicurrency transactions. As an alternative to the traditional bank offer, iBanFirst enables a payment experience and package of financial services addressing the needs of SMEs in their daily operations.

Thanks to iBanFirst, financial teams can pay and receive payments in any currency and hedge foreign exchange risks.

Founded in Paris in 2013, at a stone’s throw from the Champs-Élysées, by former bank executives and entrepreneurs, iBanFirst is a French company headquartered in Belgium, with operations in France, the Netherlands and Germany. It is regulated as a payment institution passported throughout the European Union and serves more than 4,000 customers all over Europe. Member of the SWIFT network and SEPA homologated, iBanFirst holds AISP and PISP accreditations under PSD2. It has raised €46m from Xavier Niel and leading European venture capital funds Serena, Breega, Elaia and Bpifrance Large Venture.



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