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Pleo announces Klarna, N26 and more to join product panel at leadership event, ‘Forward’

Fintech scale-up Pleo, the smart spending solution, has today announced the agenda for its inaugural leadership conference, ‘Forward’. As part of the announcement, the firm has also shared details of an exciting new product panel, which will explore how we can build better technology for the future. Those set to join the panel, and add to the already strong roster of experts at ‘Forward’, include: David Fock, CPO at Klarna; Leah Farmer, SVP of Product at Tourlane; Robert Chokr, Product Director at Delivery Hero; Gilles BianRosa, CPO at N26; Haresh Bajaj, VP Product Growth at Pleo; and Lydia Oshlyansky CPO at Bought by Many.

In addition to the new product panel, other insightful sessions attendees can expect will include:

  • How do we elevate wellbeing to a strategic priority in workplaces? – ft. Geoff Macdonald, co-Founder of [email protected]

  • The secret to doing well by doing good: Why social responsibility is a business imperative – ft. Vaayu, GoCardless, KPMG and Beam.

  • Staying connected: How to maintain culture internationally – ft. Pleo, Hopin, Vinted and Mentimeter.

‘Forward’ is a one-day conference taking place on 9th December 2021, featuring keynote talks, fireside chats, panels and curated workshops. Digitally lead, the event will include discussions covering recent and emerging trends in business leadership, exploring poignant topics such as mental health, diversity & inclusion and equity. With the new inclusion of the product panel, themes will also cover product innovation and businesses can better implement technology to support their workforce.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Adrienne Gormley, Chief Operating Officer, N26

  • Alex Stephany, CEO of Beam

  • Anna Gullstrand, VP People, Mentimeter

  • Ben Knight, Head of Sustainability, GoCardless

  • Charlotte Sweeney, OBE, Author of Inclusive Leadership

  • Daniel Illes, Head of People at Vinted

  • Daniel Chait, CEO and Co-Founder of Greenhouse

  • Ara Tucker, CPO of Cityblock Health

  • Georgi Ganev, CEO of Kinnevik

  • Rajamaran Santhanam, Co-Founder of Chargebee

  • David Fock, Chief Product Officer of Klarna

  • Dr Naeema Pasha, Future of Work Director at Henley Business School

  • Geoff Mcdonald, Co-founder of [email protected], BBC Contributor and Former Global VP of Unilever

  • Gilles BianRosa, Chief Product Officer, N26

  • Haresh Bajaj, VP Product Growth, Pleo

  • Jeppe Rindom, co-Founder & CEO of Pleo

  • Jessica Hayes, Chief Operating Officer, Whereby

  • Jessica Neal, Chief Talent Officer at Netflix

  • Jessie Danyi, Head of People, Pleo

  • Joi Thailon Ngo Torres, Global Inclusion + Diversity, Expedia

  • Karen Tobiasen, Ex-Chief People Officer at Nordea and Phillips, and Author of the Heart Revolution

  • Karin Tobiason, Ex-CPO at Nordea and Phillips, and Author of the Heart Revolution

  • Karina Howley, Head of Corporate Citizenship + Diversity, KPMG

  • Katie Burke, Chief People Officer, Hubspot

  • Kim Scott, Author of Radical Candor and CEO Coach

  • Leah Farmer, Chief Product & Technology Officer, Tourlane

  • Lidia Oshlyansky, Chief Product Officer, Bought by Many

  • Marc Mckenna Coles, Diversity, Belonging and Inclusion Lead at Spotify

  • Morten Primdahl, Founder of Zendesk

  • Namrata Sandhu, Co-Founder & CEO of Vaayu

  • Nathalie Nahai, Best-selling author and host of The Hive podcast

  • Olov Eriksson, Chief Product Officer at Pleo

  • Pen Hadow, Arctic Explorer and Ocean Conservationist

  • Peter Mulhmann, Founder of Trustpilot

  • Quasar ‘Q’ Hamirani, Global Head of People Operations at Airbnb

  • Ravin Jesuthasan, Futurist, Author and Global Leader of Transformation, Mercer

  • Reshma Sohoni, Partner at Seedcamp

  • Robert Chokr, Product Director, Delivery Hero

  • Sarah Manning, VP of People at Hopin

Jeppe Rindom, Co-founder & CEO at Pleo, says:

“ Companies across the globe have been significantly impacted by the pandemic, and so have their customers. Going into the new year, we are excited to look to brighter times ahead with innovative businesses overcoming their challenges and planning for a better future. We’ve launched our event ‘Forward’ to celebrate such businesses, and hear inspiring stories from founders about how they have overcome such challenges. We can’t wait to welcome our attendees this year and potentially many more to come.”

Registration for ‘Forward’ is now available via the official landing page, here: https://pleo.io/en/forward 

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