Ebury has appointed Anne-Sophie Matthieu as the new Country Manager of its French division, joining from Crédit du Nord Group.
Charged with executing Ebury’s international strategy, Ms. Matthieu will be responsible for accelerating the company’s growth in France.
The industry veteran has more than 20 years of experience in the international banking system, having started in 2000 in asset management, based in Paris.
After a 2-year stint in London at BNP Paribas, she grew her influence at the French bank in private banking as well as corporate and institutional banking up until 2007.
She then moved to Societe Generale, where she worked in FX Sales with corporate clients for four years. The longest role in her career was with Groupe Crédit du Nord, where she worked for ten years, finishing as Head of Treasury, FX, Sales, and Trading.
Ms. Mathieu joins Ebury from Groupe Crédit du Nord. “I am honoured and happy to join the Ebury team. I am determined to accelerate the development of Ebury’s activity in France with passion, determination and enthusiasm”, said Anne-Sophie Mathieu, Country Manager of France.
Fernando Pierri, Chief Commercial Officer at Ebury, commented: “Ebury is a business built on the best and brightest talent out there, and Anne Sophie fits this perfectly. I am delighted to welcome her to Ebury and we are all excited to see her and our French team continue to offer our clients an excellent service.”
Ebury recently announced that it has joined forces with a French bank, La Banque Postale, to support French SMEs in their international activities.
In 2020, Banco Santander completed the purchase of a 50.1% stake in Ebury for €400 million as part of the bank’s digital strategy.
Of this amount, £70 million was used to bolster the company’s resources to underpin its international expansion. The agreement provides Ebury with access to Santander’s international network.
Ebury provides SMEs with the necessary tools for their international expansion through global trade finance services. The fintech already has operations in 17 countries and 140 currencies, and has increased its revenues by an average of 50% per year over the past three years.
Ebury maintains its headquarters in the United Kingdom, from where it operates a unique global distribution platform supported by a data-based business model that offers high-quality products and customer experience.