Press release

Johan Bergqvist to join Banking Circle Group as Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

London, 30 April 2024 – Banking Circle Group is delighted to announce the appointment of Johan Bergqvist as the new Group CFO, effective as of February 2024. Johan will work closely with the Co-Founders, Anders la Cour and Laust Bertelsen, and the rest of the management team, to drive the next phase of sustained, rapid, and profitable growth.

Johan Bergqvist brings with him a wealth of experience, having significantly contributed to the growth and financial strategies of high-profile companies such as Spotify and Bolt. With 20 years of financial leadership, his key roles in these organizations have supported their transformative growth and scaling, underscoring his ability to drive success in dynamic markets.

Driven by a highly differentiated value proposition to customers, Banking Circle Group delivered another year of triple-digit revenue growth during 2023, reaching more than EUR 300 million in run-rate revenues with a positive and rapidly scaling bottom-line, while processing around EUR 550 billion in run-rate annual payment volumes.

Commenting on the appointment, Anders la Cour, CEO of Banking Circle Group remarked: “We are thrilled to welcome Johan Bergqvist to our senior management team at this pivotal moment and I look forward to working closely together. While Banking Circle Group have now reached significant scale, we are still early in our growth journey considering the large market white space and our unique product offering.”

Johan Bergqvist concluded: “Banking Circle Group has revolutionized financial infrastructure and cross-border payments. Having followed the company for many years, I am deeply impressed by what the team has already achieved and equally attracted about the future potential. I am therefore very excited to join the team and help continue delivering on the potential of the platform.”