Luxembourg-based Open Finance pioneering company LUXHUB has announced the appointment of Claude Meurisse as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
According to LUXHUB, Claude joined LUXHUB in May 2018, from the inception of the fintech company, after spending more than 20 years in the banking industry, most of his time with BGL BNP Paribas, where he held various tech positions. As LUXHUB's Chief Operating Officer (COO), he was in charge of IT and Operations and, from October 2022, he also held the position of CEO ad interim.
In his new position, Claude will aim to strengthen LUXHUB's position as "a trailblazing fintech company" and to further enable the digital transformation of the financial services industry, notably through the extensive and secure use of valuable financial data.
The Board of Directors of LUXHUB reportedly received a large number of applications for the CEO position and conducted extensive interviews with highly qualified candidates. They ultimately selected the individual they believed to be "the best fit" to lead the company.
Claude Meurisse will continue to develop LUHXUB's brand at the local and international levels, "cementing its position as one of the most innovative Open Finance companies in Europe".
As part of his mission, Claude will work closely with the LUXHUB Executive Committee which currently remains composed of Anne-Sophie Morvan as Chief Commercial Officer (in charge of Business & Legal Affairs), Marco Gasparini as Chief Governance Officer and Claude Meurisse as CEO. The committee will soon be completed by a COO whose recruitment is ongoing.
"Under my leadership, and with the help of my valuable colleagues, we want to build on the success of LUXHUB and 'level up': the goal is to be recognised as a focal point at the very centre of the Open Finance ecosystem and to continue helping financial institutions in their digital and data journey through mutualization and innovation. This is what LUXHUB is all about," highlighted the newly appointed CEO.
"This choice is based on both the competence and the stability brought by the selected candidate. Claude is a seasoned tech and finance professional, who's been one of the keys to the success of LUXHUB," noted Jean Hilger, Chairman of the Board. "As the company celebrates its fifth anniversary in 2023, we - the Board of Directors, authorised management and all internal experts - have [the] ambition to take LUXHUB to the next level, providing innovative Open Finance-powered solutions to any company willing to digitalise and smoothen its payment and financial data processes."