Fearless entrepreneur, seasoned banker and strategist, Chris dares to go where no one else does. Being a college dropout has never stopped him, his indomitable drive and vision is what drove him to revolutionize the financial industry and build from the ground up, multiple award-winning Ohpen: the world’s first bank in the cloud. With his unwavering focus on building the best core banking engine in the world, up until he stepped up to become the Chairman of the Board, he preferred to stay out of the spotlight while he let his team shine.
In his new role, he has become more hands-off the daily operational activities so he can fully commit to expand the strategy and future of Ohpen, yet still finds time to motivate and inspire people with his message that no matter how many rejections you face, if you believe in something, have a good plan and surround yourself with the right people, you can go places where no one has ever gone before and create things that no one has ever imagined.
Chris, speaking on cloud banking and Ohpen
“Chris has talents that not everyone has. He knows how to force a breakthrough…Chris understands what customers want and can translate those wishes into technical solutions at Ohpen.”
– Kalo Bagijn, founder of online investment bank BinckBank, and online pension bank Brand New Day
Rebel in disguise and ultimate tech nerd, Angelique has a burning passion for entrepreneurship, financial services, all things tech, and developing female leadership. With over a decade of experience in retail banking, insurance, asset management and fintech companies, Angelique is driven by her insatiable curiosity and her power to act and execute. She is constantly reinventing the wheel, always in search of how to optimize processes and services.
Fearless and ready to break any glass ceiling, her entrepreneurship and relentless energy has led her to be the co-founder of two successful start-ups: Cloudtract and Sportz Guru and co-author of two books: Monkey Money Mind: How to stop monkeying around with your money and The WealthTech Book, selected by BookAuthority as one of the ‘Best Fintech Books of All Time”, as well as earning mentions and nominations in several publications across Europe.
Angelique, featured in FinTech "Game Changer" documentary
“Angelique the dynamo! She’s a master of her craft, works like a trojan, is able to balance creativity with commercial focus, never drops a ball and can often be seen in the office burning the midnight oil to ensure success.”
– Michael W. , Group Operations Director, CashFlows