The Covid-19 crisis made companies adapt the work mode of their employees to the new context, and the fintech industry is no exception. As a measure to limit the spread of the new coronavirus, fintech unicorn Ebury puts on standby new office openings and continues its expansion nationwide by hiring financial market specialists that can work remotely.
Recruitments in big cities in the country
Although 2020 is marked by the pandemic, Ebury continues its expansion plans in Romania, one of its most dynamic markets in Europe. In the following period, the fintech is focusing on recruiting remote specialists for the position of senior sales consultant, in the cities Arad, Iași, Cluj, and Timișoara.
Ebury’s work from home policy, high flexibility and performance
The ability to attract and retain talent is a key differentiator in the dynamic and competitive fintech industry, and Ebury considers the facility of working from home an essential employee benefit, as companies at global level are adjusting to a new normal.
Thus, Ebury aims to increase the efficiency of its over 1000 employees, as well as their overall well-being and satisfaction, ensuring them a flexible work mode.
Consolidating operations in Central and Eastern Europe Region
Ebury continues consolidating its operations in Central and Eastern European countries, a region with a unique potential for fintech services, growing by about 40% year-on-year. Recently, the company recruited Alex Gu, a specialist with over 10 years of financial and commercial experience, from Warsaw, to connect Ebury customers in the region with suppliers in China. A graduate of the Ernst & Young Business Academy, Alex Gu has previously worked for companies such as PwC (Poland), Shanghai Huayou International Logistics (Netherlands) and EPRO E-commerce Group Limited (Hong Kong).
“For Ebury, the pandemic crisis is an opportunity to demonstrate our agility and also our adaptability to the emerging trends in terms of work. Although we have put on hold new office openings, we are continuing our expansion plans by recruiting talented people to deliver Ebury’s innovative financial solutions to customers in various regions. Due to the new video conferencing applications, the state-of-the-art Ebury platform, and the company’s iCloud system, our employees are able to make transactions from anywhere in the world”, said Johan Gabriels, Managing Director, Eastern Europe at Ebury.
Ebury, whose majority shareholder is Banco Santander, is one of the fastest growing fintech companies in Europe, specializing in forex trading strategies, currency risk management, international payments and trade finance for local corporations and SMEs.
Ebury currently has 25 offices worldwide and over 45,000 SMEs and corporate clients. Last year alone, the company added to its portfolio more than 12,000 international customers, helping them manage their currency risks and strategically plan their international payments in order to accelerate their growth. The company is a fintech unicorn, with operations in over 20 countries and 140 currencies, increasing its revenues by an average of 50% per year in the last three years. Ebury has been included in the Tech City Future 50 and Deloitte Technology Fast 50, 2017 charts, which reward the fastest growing technology companies in the UK.