Holse spent eight years at the head of SimCorp and is also chairman at SuperOffice and Zenegy.
Tink’s board currently consists of Klaus Holse (Chairman), Jeff Horing (Insight Venture Partners), Christian Lindegård Jepsen (Heartcore), Daniel Kjellén (Founder and CEO) and Fredrik Hedberg (Founder and CTO).
Prior to SimCorp he spent more than 11 years at Microsoft, leaving as its president of Western Europe in 2012. Klaus also worked as CEO at Internet Ventures Scandinavia and Senior VP at Oracle Corp.
Klaus Holse, Tink’s newly appointed Chairman of the Board, said: “Tink is leading the charge in open banking across Europe with its aggregation and payment products. On top of this they have built a unique set of products unlocking the value in financial data for the benefit of financial institutions, fintechs, startups and their end users. Tink has built a phenomenal team of some of the brightest minds in the industry. Their ambition and passion made me want to be part of the Tink journey.”
Daniel Kjellén, co-founder and CEO of Tink, commented: “Klaus has a fantastic track-record of scaling software companies globally for over 25 years. Klaus’ knowledge of the tech industry and his experience of building partnerships with financial institutions will be incredibly valuable to Tink.”
Tink was founded in 2012 and enables banks, fintechs and startups to use data to develop smart, personalised and “delightful” financial services.
The company connects to more than 2,500 banks and fintechs, including PayPal, Klarna, NatWest, ABN AMRO, BNP Paribas Fortis, Nordea and SEB, overall reaching over 250 million bank customers across Europe. The open banking platform is also used by more than 4,000 developers.