Ali Niknam


CEO and founder

Ali Niknam is founder and CEO of bunq. Born in Canada (but from Iranian descent), he set up his first company when he was just 16 years old. In his early twenties he founded TransIP, which grew to be the biggest domain name and web hosting provider of the Netherlands. In 2012 he set out to change the banking industry radically and founded bunq.

Event Sessions Featuring Ali Niknam


Exploring The Ecosystem: Amsterdam

AltFi Festival of Finance 2020 - Tuesday 10 November 2020


Fireside Chat

In conversation with Ali Niknam, CEO Bunq - 15 May

AltFi Digital Summit 2020 - Thursday 14 May 2020


Speakers AltFi Digital Summit 2020

AltFi Digital Summit 2020 - Thursday 14 May 2020

Articles Featuring Ali Niknam

Dutch neobank Bunq applies for US banking licence

5th April 2023 | Amelia Isaacs

Bunq hits €2bn in user deposits

15th March 2023 | Amelia Isaacs

Neobank Bunq hits profitability

21st February 2023 | Amelia Isaacs

Bunq relaunches its free savings account

28th March 2022 | Amelia Isaacs

Neobank Bunq launches investments

4th February 2022 | Daniel Lanyon

Bunq review August 2020

12th August 2020 | Aisling Finn

Bunq banks on mortgages

29th July 2020 | Aisling Finn

Get ready for the AltFi Digital Summit 2020

28th April 2020 | Oliver Smith

The Challenger: bunq's Ali Niknam

14th October 2019 | John Reynolds

Dutch app-only bank Bunq to launch in UK this week

30th September 2019 | John Reynolds