Kate Pohl

Head of Banking & Partner Strategy and Execution, Traxpay
Kate is Passionate about transformation through digitalization and innovation. She started her banking career in NYC at Bank of New York, later moving to Germany as Senior Credit Officer and Geschäftsleiterin. Kate joined Chase Bank AG/JPMC to head Treasury Services Sales and later moved to ABN AMRO as Global Transactions Services Head for Germany. Four years later she moved to Amsterdam for ABN Amro to create and lead Global Implementation Management, later becoming Head of Global Compliance for GTS, IT, & Operations. In 2008 Kate returned to Frankfurt for Citigroup assuming the role of GTS Head for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. She joined ING Bank Germany 5+ years later to head Transaction Services and in 2016 became Head of Payments Innovation for Germany and Austria. In July 2018, Kate left the banking arena to work as a Freelance Consultant and Advisor to fintechs, banks, & corporations, supporting their quest to become more efficient and effective in financial services. In 2021, Kate joined the Frankfurt-based fintech, Traxpay, as Head of Banking & Partner Strategy and Execution. She also facilitates the Euro Banking Association’s Open Forum and works with The Core Leadership Institute, to help professionals find their leadership purpose. Kate loves to podcast, interviewing key players in the area of technology, together with Steven Batiste for Digital Dump.