3/3/2022

Caroline Jenke becomes Chief Legal Officer and authorised signatory at Pliant

Caroline Jenke has taken over the position of Chief Legal Officer and authorised signatory of the corporate credit card provider Pliant as of 1 March 2022 and is thus a member of the management. For the Klarna Group, Jenke accompanied the internationalisation process in more than a dozen European countries and created the legal basis for the licence-as-a-service offering for FinTecSystems.

  • Most recently, Jenke worked for FinTecSystems GmbH (Chief Legal and Regulatory Officer, authorised signatory, General Counsel) since 2018 and before that for more than eight years at SOFORT GmbH (Klarna Group) as General and Legal Counsel 

  • Jenke takes over the Legal and Compliance division at Pliant and supports the expansion of internationalisation and the Card-as-a-Service offering

  • Malte Rau (CEO, Pliant): "Caroline Jenke is a very important personnel reinforcement for Pliant, who will advance our professionalisation process as well as further consolidate our position as market leader." 

Berlin, 3 March 2022. Caroline Jenke has taken over the position of Chief Legal Officer and authorised signatory of the corporate credit card provider Pliant as of 1 March 2022 and is thus a member of the management. For the Klarna Group, Jenke accompanied the internationalisation process in more than a dozen European countries and created the legal basis for the licence-as-a-service offering for FinTecSystems.

"I am very excited about the new activities and responsibilities at Pliant. With my legal, regulatory and payment background, I want to help drive the rapid growth and entrepreneurial expansion. With the integration of our Card-as-a-Service offering, including a white label offering for corporate clients, as well as the expansion of the internationalisation process, we want to seamlessly build on the successes of the past months and further expand our client portfolio. I am firmly convinced that Pliant will define new standards for the B2B market in the corporate credit card sector due to the tremendous product quality and I can't wait to see the first successes." 

Caroline Jenke, CLO of Pliant

Malte Rau, CEO of Pliant, explains: "We are happy to have such a proven specialist on board with Caroline Jenke. She ideally combines legal expertise with in-depth experience in FinTechs. After the successful completion of the seed round and the strong first step towards internationalisation, we also want to increase the number of staff and realise our associated goals even more decisively.

About Pliant:

Pliant offers companies the digital credit card solution for maximum flexibility and savings: fully digital card and receipt management, Pliant app as well as physical and virtual cards including attractive cashbacks - seamless integration into existing finance and accounting software guaranteed. With the Pliant earth feature, customers also have the option of offsetting travel-related CO2 emissions automatically and through certified providers. The company was founded in 2020 by FinTech veterans Malte Rau and Fabian Terner in Berlin. Since 2022, the internationalisation has been progressing in leaps and bounds, starting with the market entry in Austria.

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