Marieke is a French-born computer engineer who has worked across the globe in a diverse range of companies from the luxury giant LVMH of Louis Vuitton fame to Boston Consulting Group and Expedia’s Hotels.com. In her last role, she was Managing Director of Europe and Global CMO for Circle, one of the largest crypto companies. At Circle she pioneered the consumer application of blockchain taking to market several products, building from scratch a user base of over 2 million users in less than 2 years. She also helped move the blockchain agenda forward, working with key decision makers, including governments and financial policy makers across Europe.
Marieke is currently CEO of Mettle, a unique FinTech proposition as the app-based business account for small businesses, backed by NatWest. Marieke is passionate about exploring the ways in which technology can be used to change people’s lives, and is an advocate for diversity and inclusion in finance and technology. She was recognised in the Women in FinTech Powerlist for 2017 and she is frequently quoted by the press; including The BBC, The Telegraph, Fortune, The Financial Times, Reuters, Forbes, and City AM. One of Marieke’s favourite phrases and a principle she lives by: ‘Optimism is a force multiplier’.