Managing Director Europe, Circle
Marieke Flament is the Managing Director of Europe for Circle, a blockchain company breaking boundaries in the finance sector. With over 10 years of experience in consumer and tech, Marieke has led various businesses across Europe and Asia and is passionate about exploring the ways in which technology can be used to change people’s lives. In her role at Circle, she is pioneering the consumer application of blockchain and moving this agenda forward with key decision makers including governments and financial policymakers (HMT, Federal Government etc.) and regulators across Europe. Marieke launched Circle in Europe with the roll-out of the app in the UK in April 2016, and over 20 European countries since then.
A prominent figure in the fintech space, Marieke was one of the first to sign up to HMT’s Women in Finance Charter, a pledge for gender balance across the finance sector. In addition, she is frequently quoted in the national and banking media, most recently in the London Evening Standard, Business Insider, Forbes and The Banker and has been a speaker at several conferences including the topic of blockchain technology. She has also been shortlisted for the prestigious Women in IT awards and the Women in Finance awards.
Things you need to know about Marieke and Circle
- Marieke was one of the first to sign up to HMT’s Women in Finance Charter.
- Marieke launched Circle in Europe with the roll-out of the app in the UK in April 2016, and 29 European countries since then.
- Circle first launched in the UK in April last year and has raised $140m to date from top venture investors such as Accel Partners, IDG Capital Partners, General Catalyst and tech company Baidu, in addition to Goldman Sachs.
- Circle revealed it handled more than $1bn of payments last year.