Louisa Murray, Railsbank Vice President and Head of Sales, has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the UK and Europe.
She will play a central role in powering Railsbank’s regional growth strategy over the coming years.
Louisa’s promotion comes after the recent appointments of Dov Marmor as COO for North America and Justin Xiao as COO for Southeast Asia.
Louisa will focus on driving Railsbank’s continued expansion and helping the company build on its hard-earned position as the pre-eminent Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS) player in the region. The announcement follows Railsbank’s recent US$37 million growth funding round, co-led by MiddleGame Ventures and Ventura Capital.
Prior to taking on her new role, Louisa was Railsbank’s Head of Sales, leading the company's growth strategy across business units and regions, as well as overseeing global marketing activities.
Louisa said: “I am honoured to take on this new role to help Railsbank execute its ambitious vision to democratise and embed financial services, and drive forward the open API economy.”
The appointment builds on the company’s announcement in August about the acquisition of Wirecard Card Solutions’ card technology, UK and European clients and certain employees, making Railsbank the leading BaaS platform in Europe.
Nigel Verdon, co-founder and CEO of Railsbank, added: “Louisa has been a trusted and instrumental part of our team from pretty much the outset. She is a pioneer in our industry and will help take Railsbank to new heights. Not surprising for a former GB junior show jumping team member.”
Murray’s career spans more than 30 years in the financial services sector. She made her mark early on as one of the first female derivative traders at Barclays and CIBC and has been recently named a 'Rising Woman in Crypto' by Wirex and The Fintech Times.