CEO (Chief Executive Officer)
Vilve Vene is the CEO and co-founder of Modularbank. Her career in fintech spans three decades, having started devising innovative technology for the financial services sector well before the term ‘fintech’ even became a tangible concept.
Vilve’s career in financial IT started when she joined Hansabank, a start-up formed by four economics graduates who wanted to modernise banking. Vilve joined the company in 1992, quickly rising to the role of Head of IT development, a position that would shape her career. With no initial capital or experience in commercial banking, and out of both necessity and ingenuity, Vilve and her IT team built a bank that was digital from the very beginning. As early as 1993, Hansabank was offering PC banking to business customers. It later became one of the first in the world to offer online banking, establishing itself as a credible player in the industry.
In 2002, Vilve left Hansabank with a wealth of experience that enabled her to set up Icefire, providing transformative technologies for banks and fintechs.
With Modularbank, Vilve aims to take fintech one stage further: to provide seamless banking infrastructure to any type of company.
Vilve lives in the capital of Estonia, Tallinn. Her favourite pastimes include travelling and exploring the world, reading and going to the theatre.