I joined Qonto in November 2020, after having completed my studies in International Business as well as several experiences in the world of start-ups and Tech. More specifically, after receiving a Bachelor’s from ESSEC Business School and a Master’s in Ireland and Brazil, I finally settled down in London, where I spent 4 years. My first job there was with a start-up in the Rocket Internet group, then at Google, as part of the Product team, where I worked on YouTube advertising.
I then stepped into the world of Fintech and joined RedCloud, an English start-up that develops mobile payment solutions in countries where the banking sector is not accessible to all. I wore many hats there, from Product Marketing to Marketing and Pre-Sales. I had the opportunity to present the solution to prospective clients in Nigeria, Argentina and even Vietnam. This incredible experience was a logical step for me, as I had always been interested in Fintech. I grew up watching my grandfather in Morocco go to the bank to withdraw his weekly budget in cash, only to store it in his closet at home! I wanted to work in the field that could improve his daily life.
Before joining Qonto, I even tried my hand at entrepreneurship by creating my own online brand of Moroccan slippers! This experience brought together many of the tasks I do everyday in Product Marketing, including launching and positioning a brand, storytelling and content production. I also faced the same administrative barriers that all entrepreneurs confront, which helped me understand all too well the real opportunity that Qonto creates for entrepreneurs on a daily basis.