N26 appoints Jan Stechele as Interim Managing Director and Chief Risk Officer of N26 AG and N26 Bank AG

Berlin – The Mobile Bank N26 today announced the appointment of Jan Stechele as Managing Director and Chief Risk Officer of N26 AG and N26 Bank AG. In his new role, Jan Stechele will oversee N26’s governance, compliance and risk functions in the interim and will take on this position with immediate effect.

Up until now, Jan Stechele was Director of Banking Excellence and General Representative at N26. In his role, he was responsible for coordinating all regulatory initiatives, and oversaw governance efforts of N26 Bank. He joined N26 from creditshelf AG, where he held the Chief Product Officer position. Stechele also served on the executive board of the Association of German Credit Platforms (Verband deutscher Kreditplattformen), and had numerous executive positions during his decade-long tenure at the Bavarian State Bank (Bayerische Landesbank).

A selection process will be carried out in close exchange with Jan Stechele in order to fill the role permanently, taking both external and internal candidates into account.

About N26

N26 AG is Europe’s leading digital bank with a full German banking licence. Built on the latest technology, N26’s mobile banking experience makes managing money easier, more secure and customer friendly. To date, it has welcomed more than 8 million customers in 24 markets, and processes over 100bn EUR in transactions a year. N26 is headquartered in Berlin with offices in multiple cities across Europe, including Vienna and Barcelona, and a 1,500-strong team of more than 80 nationalities. Founded by Valentin Stalf and Maximilian Tayenthal in 2013, N26 has raised close to US$ 1.8 billion from some of the world’s most renowned investors.

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