Open Banking
Open Finance
Press Release
New Senior Leadership Hires
date Jan 23, 2023

Powens Stays Committed to Leading the Open Finance Revolution with Latest Senior Leadership Hires

Recent hires, Olivier Maire and Guillaume Lhoste, round out Powens’ senior leadership team to fuel rapid Open Finance innovation

There has never been a more exciting time in the world of Open Finance than now. Having essentially built Open Banking in Europe from the ground up over 10 years ago, Powens has served as a perennial champion for innovation and meaningful change in a once complex, siloed, and inflexible financial services space. And today, as we take everything we’ve learned with Open Banking and set our sights on creating an Open Finance future, it’s important for us to have the right team in place to continue our momentum as fintech trailblazers delivering on the promise of Open Banking with superpowers.



Reinforcing our senior leadership team

Two seasoned leaders—Olivier Maire, Group Chief Revenue Officer, and Guillaume Lhoste, Group Chief Financial Officer—have recently joined our team to accelerate innovation and help us achieve our very ambitious goals. Here’s why we’re so excited to have them onboard.


Olivier Maire, Group Chief Revenue Officer

With over 20 years of helping enterprise SaaS companies build and grow their global businesses, especially across Europe, Olivier Maire joins Powens to take our Open Finance solutions to every corner of the globe. Having worked at companies like 360Learning, One2Team, Hearsay Systems, and TouchCommerce as well as liaising with some of the biggest names in tech in the United States throughout his career, Olivier is a big believer in the power of digital transformation and building strong relationships with a loyal client base. At Powens, he’ll oversee Marketing, Sales, and Customer Success to ensure there’s a clear vision deployed at each stage along the Powens customer journey.


Guillaume Lhoste, Group Chief Financial Officer

Having served various financial and business strategy roles at the likes of DeepReach, Solocal Group, Roland Berger, and Accenture, Guillaume Lhoste joins Powens to take the reins of the company’s financial operations. As part of this, Guillaume will be responsible for steering, forecasting, and monitoring overall financial performance as well as developing and executing sound investment strategies. He will also leverage his expertise to further reinforce Powens’ ability to scale and deliver on its rapid growth ambitions in France and across all of Europe.



Working towards the Open Finance future

As we head into 2023, the Powens vision and team have never been stronger. With a full pipeline of new products and solutions in the works, constant expansion efforts underway, and the addition of seasoned fintech experts being hired at all levels within our organization, we are confident that the year ahead will be transformative on so many fronts. At the end of the day, our work will enable financial institutions of all shapes and sizes to create better end-user experiences that drive real and meaningful results, including (but not limited to):

  • Streamlining customer authentication and onboarding workflows
  • Creating more effective ways to access a consumer’s or business’s full financial profile
  • Processing and collecting payments in real-time
  • Making instant credit decisions with confidence



Ready to learn how Open Finance can transform your business?

Schedule a demo with our team, where we’ll walk you through our industry-leading platform and explain why only Powens can live up to the promise of Open Banking with superpowers.

Sébastien Bianco
Sébastien Bianco
Creative Lead