Johan Gabriels – Regional Director South-East Europe at iBanFirst

Nocashevents Johan Gabriels - Regional Director South-East Europe at iBanFirst

Johan has a successful career in fintech and knows the specifics of the SEE emerging markets. He has extensive experience in the financial and technology sectors, as well as a good knowledge of the Romanian market, having spent the last 12 years at the head of several financial and banking institutions.

Currently, Johan coordinates iBanFirst’s expansion strategy in the Southeastern Europe (SEE) region with the goal of providing local companies with efficient and fast international payments and hedging solutions. He is in charge of all offices in the region, including the recently launched Romanian office, and the upcoming Bulgarian and Hungarian ones.

iBanFirst is a financial services provider that addresses the needs of SMEs, helping them grow internationally while simplifying their day-to-day operations. Founded in Paris in 2013, iBanFirst is regulated as a payment institution, serving more than 4,000 customers across Europe.

Previously, Johan joined the international multi-awarded fintech company Ebury as Country Manager early 2018. With years of experience gained while working in management positions for widely known companies such as Eli Lilly, Mars, PepsiCo, Capital One, MasterCard (CFO Europe), First Data, he came to Romania in 2009 and worked as CEO for banks and financial institutions such as RBS, Carpatica Commercial Bank and Moneycorp.

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