Orlando Merone appointed new general manager of Conio
MILAN- Conio, the first Italian wallet for the custody of Bitcoin and digital assets, with Poste Italiane and Banca Generali as shareholders, has appointed Orlando Merone as the new General Manager.
In his new role, Merone will be responsible for leading Conio's Wallet & Custody Unit, working closely with the Co-founder and CEO, Christian Miccoli, a pioneer of online banking in Italy and a former top executive at ING Direct and Che Banca!.
Merone, who has successfully achieved different and challenging objectives over a 15-year career, will have the task of guiding Conio through a crucial phase of consolidation and growth, leveraging the diverse skills of the teams and identifying new opportunities for development.
Christian Miccoli, Co-Founder and CEO of Conio, stated: “The development of Web3 presents unique opportunities to reshape the financial services landscape. We intend to accept the challenge and play a leading role. This appointment strengthens our team and will help us achieve our goals. Orlando has a proven track record in rapidly conquering and sweeping fintech markets in rapidly changing environments. I am sure that together we will excel.”
Orlando Merone, Conio's newly appointed General Manager, said: “The digital assets and Web3 world have undergone a complex phase in the past year. However, the interest of individuals and institutions has not decreased, but rather strengthened, favouring serious players, also driven by regulation, as seen in the future enforcement of MiCAr in Europe.In this context, Conio is perfectly positioned to meet the growing demand for access to the digital assets and custody sector, which will become increasingly significant in the banking and financial services industry in the coming years.”
Born in 1981, Merone holds an Executive MBA from the University of Pavia. Since the beginning of 2021, as Country Manager, he successfully launched on the Italian market and led Bitpanda, the European digital investment platform. Previously, Merone spearheaded commercial development and partnerships in Italy and Southern Europe for Revolut, the super financial app with over 28 million customers worldwide launching its services in various countries of the region and contributing to the acquisition of the first 600,000 users in Italy and the first 2.5 million in Southern Europe.
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