TrueLayer hires general manager for France

Ellie Duncan
04 Aug 2021

Open Banking platform TrueLayer has appointed Clement Boulais as general manager for France as it accelerates its European expansion.

Clement, who will be based in Paris, will define and manage commercial strategy in France, alongside TrueLayer’s chief revenue officer Max Emilson.

He joins TrueLayer from online recruitment platform GoJob, where he was vice president of sales.

Clement has previously worked as the head of startup engagement at La French Tech, the French Economy Ministry’s organisation for promoting startups in the country, and also acted as a mentor at Techstars in Paris where he advised firms on fundraising and proposition development.

“Open Banking can solve many of the customer pain points in ecommerce, B2B, wealth and fintech,” he said.

“The growth of instant, bank-to-bank payments and the next phase of their evolution becoming embedded across multiple industries makes this an incredibly exciting time to join a market leader in TrueLayer.”

TrueLayer now routes more than half of all traffic in the UK, Ireland and Spain and offers more than 90% coverage of French banks delivered through PSD2-compliant APIs.

Emilson added: “TrueLayer is accelerating its European expansion, working with clients to replace costly, poorly converting card payments with instant, secure bank-to-bank payments that deliver a better customer experience.

“Clement will be playing a critical role for us in France, building on our work with clients such as Revolut. His experience, particularly within the French fintech and startup ecosystem, will be vital as we continue to grow in the country.”