Marieke Flament is Global CMO and EMEA Managing Director at Circle, a world leading crypto finance company that has raised $246m in funding and has 7m customers globally. At Circle, Marieke’s mission is to make crypto mainstream and help leverage the power it will bring to society; by bringing Circle’s products to market and working closely with regulators, governments and industry peers to help shape the future of finance. Marieke joined Circle in April 2016; and had since established Circle in Europe, building up Circle’s European operations to four offices, over 60 employees and millions of customers across Circle’s product lines. Marieke is Circle’s key spokesperson for Europe and has held presentations and discussions about a wide range of topics such as the “tokenisation of everything”, “key trends in crypto trading” and “the evolving role of blockchain for society”, at a number of large scale conferences and events across Europe - Money2020, MoneyConf and Blockchain Summit London to name a few. Marieke is an advocate for diversity in finance and technology and under her leadership, Circle was the first FinTech to sign HMT’s Women in Finance Charter and achieve a 50-50 gender split in the sector. She was recognised in the Women in FinTech Powerlist for 2017 and is frequently quoted by the press; including The BBC, The Telegraph, Fortune, Forbes, and City AM. Marieke has spend most of her career in tech, leading businesses across Asia and Europe. Prior to joining Circle, she was Vice President EMEA at Hotels.com (an Expedia company).