Trustly makes compliance and risk management hires

Ellie Duncan,
22 May 2023

Global Open Banking payments platform Trustly has strengthened its compliance and risk management function with two appointments.

Trustly has hired Anna Bjurefeldt as head of internal audit and Mia Bjurkell as director of risk and compliance.

Bjurefeldt, who assumes her position on 1 October 2023, will join from the Swedish Pensions Agency where she is chief risk officer.

Prior to that, Bjurefeldt was head of internal audit at the Swedish National Debt Office and worked at audit consultancy firm Deloitte.

She will report directly to the board of directors and Josefin Lindstrand, chair of Trustly’s group risk and compliance committee.

Bjurkell is set to join Trustly today (22 May) and will report to the chief risk and compliance officer for EMEA.

She has experience implementing regulatory requirements in business operations within the financial services industry, as well as from leading the supervision of the payment infrastructure at the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority.

Johan Tjärnberg, chief executive officer of Sweden-based Trustly, said: “Adding further expertise in risk and compliance is a natural next step in our sustainable growth journey.

“I am confident that their respective competences’ within the payments sector will be of great benefit for Trustly as we continue to establish ourselves as the modern way to pay now.”

Last month, UK-based health and wellness retailer Holland & Barrett adopted Trustly’s Open Banking-powered payment method to enable it to “solve” payment challenges such as refunds and reconciliation.

Main image L-R: Anna Bjurefeldt, head of internal audit, and Mia Bjurkell, director of risk and compliance at Trustly.