Anders La Cour
Anders la Cour is a hands-on leader of the multi-award-winning financial utility, Banking Circle. Responsible for day-to-day management and the driving-force behind its success, he orchestrated a $300 million management buy-out together with investment firm EQT.
Previously a technology and financial M&A lawyer at a tier one law firm in Copenhagen, Anders la Couridentified a flaw in how the FinTech sector is serviced by the banks. He seized the opportunity to bring a solution to market, using his legal M&A experience, coupled with strong commercial acumen and entrepreneurial mind-set, to secure the backing of Saxo Bank. This not only gave Banking Circle (then, Saxo Payments) the necessary funding – but also access to immense FX liquidity to underpin the solution. He took part in engineering collaborative partnerships with the banks who underpin the Banking Circle.
Launching Banking Circle, Anders seized the opportunity to bring to market a solution that disrupted the accepted status quo of cross border payments. The unique suite of offerings is helping businesses transact across borders in a way that was previously not possible.
Anders was named Entrepreneur of the Year in the 2016 Emerging Payments Awards, Gamechanger of the Year in the ACQ5 2018 Global Awards and CEO of the year by CEO Monthly in 2018. He has been invited to speak at a number of industry events including Money20/20 Las Vegas, Oracle OpenWorld, BankInno, Innovate Finance and Money20/20 Europe. He has also written many thought leadership articles which have been published in key industry titles.