Saxo Bank appoints Mette Ingeman Pedersen as Group CFO
Mette Ingeman Pedersen will be joining Saxo Bank as the new Group Chief Financial Officer and member of the Board of Management and Executive Team. She will report directly to Kim Fournais, CEO & Founder.
Mette Ingeman Pedersen will start in her new role no later than 1. November 2021.
Mette Ingeman Pedersen brings solid experience from the financial services industry, having worked in leadership positions in both major banks and consulting. Most recently, she was CFO in Nordea’s Nordic Personal Banking unit, which has more than EUR 160bn in assets with EUR 3.3bn revenue, serves 9.2m customers with 7,000 employees across the region. Prior to joining Nordea, she worked as a Senior Manager in Deloitte leading the consultancy’s asset management services team. Previously, she held the position as Head of Finance in Danske Bank’s Business Banking unit, a bank she worked for in various positions for almost 10 years.
Mette Ingeman Pedersen commented:
“I am both proud and very excited to be joining Saxo Bank. The ambitions are high and so is the passion – and I am very much looking forward to meeting Saxonians across teams and departments and do my part to further bring Saxo Bank’s mission to life on the ambitious journey ahead.”
Kim Fournais, CEO & founder, commented:
“We are pleased to soon welcome Mette to Saxo Bank. She comes with a strong track record, which will be important assets for our future growth. Apart from being a key sparring partner for the entire organisation, Mette brings a strong commercial mindset that will help take Saxo Bank to the next level. We are on an exciting journey; fully integrating BinckBank, executing on strategy plan, and not least serving more clients than ever before. The CFO area is crucial for achieving this success – and for ensuring strong cost management and a focus on input-output.”
New organisational setup to further bolster finance, risk, and governance
Following Mette Ingeman Pedersen’s appointment, Saxo Bank will divide the current role as Chief Financial & Risk Officer into two separate areas.
Steen Blaafalk, CFRO, will continue to have the overall responsibility for Risk & Capital, Compliance and Credit, thereby overseeing the 2nd line of responsibility across the Saxo Bank Group as Group Chief Risk & Compliance Officer - CRCO.
Mette will assume responsibility for Group Finance & Treasury, Legal as well as for the GFR COO area.
Saxo Bank’s Board of Management will consist of Kim Fournais, CEO & Founder, Søren Kyhl, Deputy CEO & COO, Steen Blaafalk CRCO, and Mette Ingeman Pedersen, CFO.
Mette Ingeman Pedersen will succeed Lars Kufall Beck who will join TopDanmark.
Saxo Bank connects people to investment opportunities in global capital markets. As a provider of multi-asset trading and investment, Saxo Bank strives to empower people with a user-friendly, seamless and personalised platform experience that gives them exactly what they need, when they need it, no matter if they want to actively trade global markets or invest into their future.
Founded in 1992, Saxo Bank was one of the first financial institutions to develop an online trading platform that provided private investors with the same tools and market access as professional traders, large institutions and fund managers. Saxo combines an agile fintech mindset with close to 30 years of experience and track record in global capital markets to deliver a state-of-the-art experience to clients. The Saxo Bank Group holds four banking licenses and is well regulated globally. Saxo offers clients around the world broad access to global capital markets across asset classes, where they can trade more than 40,000 instruments in over 20 languages from one single margin account. The Saxo Bank Group also powers more than 120 financial institutions as partners by boosting the investment experience they can offer their clients via its open banking technology.
Headquartered in Copenhagen, Saxo Bank’s client assets total more than 45 billion Euros and the company has more than 2,000 financial and technology professionals in financial centers around the world including London, Singapore, Amsterdam, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Paris, Zurich, Dubai and Tokyo.