The financial super app, Revolut, has appointed senior banking and fintech expert, Francesca Carlesi, as its UK CEO.

Carlesi joins from Molo, UK’s first fully digital mortgage lender, where she was founder and CEO. She will take up the position in December 2023, the company said in a statement.

Carlesi brings more than 15 years experience in the financial industry across a range of sectors including private equity, retail and commercial banking, investment banking and asset and wealth management. She also previously held senior roles at Deutsche Bank and Barclays, as well as at McKinsey & Co. and Bridgepoint Capital.

Speaking on her appointment, Carlesi, said : “Revolut is the future of digital banking. With nearly eight million customers in the UK and a diversified product offering, the company is at the forefront of change in financial services. There are so many growth opportunities and I couldn’t be more excited to be leading the way for the UK. We have big things planned, so watch this space.”

Richard Holmes, Chairman of Revolut UK, added:“I am delighted to welcome Francesca to the Revolut UK team. As we continue to build out our leadership team, her extensive experience across the banking and fintech sectors makes her the perfect CEO to drive our UK business forward. As a founder of her own fintech, and having spent many years across the banking industry, Francesca knows what it takes to challenge the banking incumbents, and I look forward to celebrating her successes here in the months to come.”

Revolut recently launched Revolut 10, a significant overhaul of the design and layout of the Revolut app, and currently has over 1,200 employees in the UK.

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