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German challenger N26 appoints Arnd Schwierholz as CFO

By Gloria Methri

January 30, 2023

  • Challenger Bank
  • Digital Bank
  • Europe
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N26, Neobank, Digital Bank, Challenger Bank, Mobile Bank, Germany, FinTechs, Europe N26, the Berlin-based Mobile Bank has appointed Arnd Schwierholz as its new Chief Financial Officer. He will assume the position of CFO on 1 February 2023.

Schwierholz brings decades of experience in the technology industry and in financial management for publicly traded companies to N26. He has a track record in financing for tech firms, in group-wide financial planning, mergers, and acquisitions, as well as in Venture Capital.

Most recently, Schwierholz was CFO and Partner at VC firm Iconical Ltd. From 2016 to 2021 he was CFO at Flix SE, the global mobility provider. Prior to that, he was a member of the board and CFO for AirBerlin.

Schwierholz moved to AirBerlin from Lufthansa Group, where he held various financial leadership positions from 2002 to 2014. Among other positions, he led the Mergers & Acquisitions department at Lufthansa AG and was CFO and member of the management board at Sky Chefs in the US. From 1995 to 1999, Schwierholz was Associate Director at global banking leader UBS Group.

Commenting on the appointment Marcus W. Mosen, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of N26 said, “With Arnd Schwierholz, N26 gains an experienced financial leader with a strong track record across different industries and business models. I am convinced that Arnd, with his extensive experience and his passion for finance, will make an important contribution to the development of N26. He will be an excellent addition to the management team”.

Schwierholz said he looked forward to applying his experience and expertise at N26 to support the company in improving banking for millions of consumers.

Valentin Stalf, Founder and CEO of N26 said, “I am very pleased that we were able to appoint an outstanding leader with expertise in finance and technology like Arnd for the important role of Chief Financial Officer.”

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