Lena Hackelöer

Lena Hackelöer is the founder and CEO of Brite Payments, a Stockholm-based fintech that utilises the open banking framework to offer instant payments and payouts across 24 markets in Europe. One of Sweden’s fastest-growing fintechs, Brite connects consumers and online merchants with fast, secure, and convenient account-to-account (A2A) payments.

A dual citizen of Sweden and Germany, Lena has more than a decade of experience in the European fintech sector, with a focus on payments and consumer credit. Lena spent more than seven years in leading positions at Klarna, where her roles included Director of Global Business Marketing and Director of Market Growth and Strategy. She also served as CEO of Qliro Financial Services (STO:QLIRO), a fintech offering payment solutions for e-commerce and consumer credit services, before founding Brite in 2019. Lena is passionate about building the next generation of instant bank payments with Brite.