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, Ireland and Spain in October 2016 with further launches planned for Europe in early 2017.
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. Prior to joining Circle, Marieke was the Vice President of Europe Middle East and Africa at Hotels.com (an Expedia Inc company), overseeing a $2B+ revenue business across 33 multi-lingual markets. She was also a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group based in Paris, and a Regional Financial Analyst for LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy) based in Shanghai and then Hong Kong.Marieke holds an MBA from London Business School and a Master of Science from TelecomParisTech