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Chief Executive Officer
Crown Agents Bank, Sub-Saharan Africa
Albert Maasland started his career in banking at Chase Manhattan Bank – later JP Morgan – and during his 11 year career there, was involved in transforming and building a range of highly successful and profitable business units, including launching the world’s first generation of cross-border electronic transaction banking services providing online account and payment services to European financial centres, developing transaction banking products and sales teams in global cash management, institutional and Global Custody areas before taking over as Head of FX sales.
Subsequently, Albert took over as Global Head of Business Development at HSBC Markets, led the transformation of the FX business at Deutsche Bank – steering them from 24th to the number one FX provider worldwide.
Latterly, he helped establish the global e-commerce business at Standard Chartered before moving to Saxo Bank where he fulfilled numerous roles including CEO of Saxo Bank UK and then Chairman of Saxo Capital Markets UK. Albert has a keen interest in the fintech sector, and as a result acts as a trusted advisor, or NED, to a number of fintech firms. He was CEO of Knight Capital Europe and subsequently KCG Europe and is on the Board of EASDAQ NV, which is the parent company of Equiduct, a pan-European Regulated Market, operated by Bourse Berlin.