UK consumer fintech Curve has hired the former head of Samsung Pay Europe, Nathalie Oestmann, as chief operating officer.
Curve, which consolidates multiple cards and accounts into one smart card and app, is valued at a quarter of a billion dollars and has attracted 500,000 customers since joining the market in 2018. This customer base is projected to double by the end of the year, complementing the company’s recent expansion to 160 employees. A Europe-wide and US launch is also in the works.
During her time at Samsung, Oestmann launched the company's mobile payments app across six European countries and established strategic partnerships across the payments ecosystem.
On joining Curve, Oestmann states: "My primary objective at Curve will be to ensure we realise our full potential as we take the company into our next chapter of growth."