solarisBank’s Mari Hermanns named 30 under 30 Europe by Forbes
The Head of Business Intelligence of the Berlin-based Banking Platform is recognized as being at the forefront of European financial experts.
Mari Hermanns (Head of Business Intelligence) of solarisBank AG has been featured in Forbes’ second annual “30 Under 30 Europe”. The list features 300 young innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders across Europe who are under 30 years of age and who are transforming business, technology, finance, media, culture and more, as judged by some of the most accomplished and acclaimed individuals in each category.
The criteria for honorees making the list included leadership and disruption in their field; entrepreneurial mindset and results; and the likelihood of changing their field over the next half-century.
Hermanns heads business intelligence at solarisBank, where she oversees the development of an automated banking platform that relies on data analytics and actionable intelligence. Prior to solarisBank, she has gathered fintech experience at payleven and worked as a senior consultant for PwC. Hermanns graduated from Stockholm School of Economics and Maastricht University.
"We are excited and honored that such a renowned jury of experienced VCs and managers recognizes the potential of our team and product. The future of banking can only be shaped by working with top talents. We’re lucky to have talents like Mari at solarisBank.”
"This award is won by the entire team - the average age at solarisBank is just over 30 years. I see our core strength in bringing together the perfect mix of banking experts and young finance and tech talents to build the first banking platform for finance pioneers", says Mari Hermanns, Head of Business Intelligence solarisBank.
The complete list is online at www.forbes.com/30-under-30-europe-2017/finance/
About solarisBank AG
About solarisBank solarisBank considers itself a technology company with a German banking license, aiming to empower pioneers in finance. The solarisBank platform offers API-accessible banking services enabling digital companies to create custom solutions for their unique financial and business needs. solarisBank is currently live and serving partners in six European countries including Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, the United Kingdom, Belgium and Greece. solarisBank is led by board members Marko Wenthin and Andreas Bittner as well as CTO Peter Grosskopf and CPO Daniel Keller, combining experience from the tech sector and the banking world. www.solarisbank.de
About Forbes' Under 30
Forbes’ Under 30 franchise is a global multichannel platform, that comprises 30 Under 30 lists featuring young global game changers published in print and online all over the world; live summits in the U.S., Asia and Israel; an Under 30 channel on Forbes.com; and a Forbes Under 30 app. To access Forbes magazine’s 2017 30 Under 30 U.S. list, please visit www.forbes.com/30under30.
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solarisBank is the first banking platform with a full banking license which enables companies to offer their own financial products. Through APIs, partners gain access to solarisBank’s modular services including payments and e-money, lending, digital banking as well as services provided by integrated third party providers. Through this, solarisBank creates a highly developed technological banking ecosystem for fintechs, established digital companies, as well as banks and corporates.
The Berlin-based company was founded back in 2016 and is led by CEO Dr. Roland Folz, co-founders and board members Marko Wenthin and Andreas Bittner, as well as CFO Alexander Engel, CPO Dr. Jörg Howein and CTO Peter Grosskopf. To date, solarisBank has raised more than EUR 95 million from renowned investors, including BBVA, Visa, Lakestar, ABN AMRO’s Digital Impact Fund, Arvato Financial Solutions, SBI Group and Finleap.