The former CEO from Nets Denmark, Susanne Brønnum, is new Chairman of the Board at ERNIT. Her focus will be to scale the company from Denmark to the rest of Europe.
When Susanne Brønnum left Nordic payment giant Nets this summer after a lifetime in various top management positions she wanted to try something new. So after a lot of long walks, coffee dates and UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals in the back of her mind she has decided to become the new Chairman of the Board at ERNIT.
»I’ve worked with digital money all my professional career, and I see an increased need to teach children and young people financial literacy. ERNIT has a unique product to do this. In the solution children can learn about money by setting goals and taking control of their own money. I really want to be a part of that,« says Susanne Brønnum who also says that the ERNIT team’s wast amount of experience in the children’s space has played a big role in her decision.
The decisive factor
The CEO in ERNIT, Soren Nielsen, is very proud about the new collaboration. The company has been looking for a new Chairman with an international profile and experiences within complex sales processes within the financial sector. A job description that fits perfect with Susanne Brønnum. It is however something else that has been the decisive factor.
»It has been extremely important to us that we got a Chairman which sees the same vision for the product as the team. A Chairman that understands that when we solve the problem in making children understand the concept of digital money we also release the financial potential in ERNIT,« says Soren Nielsen.
Award winning fintech
That ERNIT is one of the most innovative fintech companies around has been confirmed several times. The last couple of years alone the company has been awarded several prizes like the Visa Everywhere Initiative within Financial Inclusion, gotten several millions in investments and sent a product on the Danish market with full integration with Spar Nord Bank. It is that progress and innovation that Susanne Brønnum will use to help scale the business outside of Denmark.
»ERNIT is a scalable money solution for children which primarily will be sold through banks. I believe that banks increasingly want to focus on the close relationship with their customers and by that also becoming relevant for their customers children. That is why I see a big potential in ERNIT becoming a part of the banks general product range,« says Susanne Brønnum.
About Susanne Brønnum
-Director, Smart Payments
-Group Executive Vice President for Financial Services, Nets Group
-CEO, Nets Danmark
-Chairman of the Board, e-Boks