Ivaylo Ivanov is the CEO of IUVO GROUP and a Board member of the Bulgarian Fintech Association. In the last 7 years he has designed, launched and further developed various fintech business models. He has collaborated with pan-EU regulators (EC, EIFR, ESMA, EBA) on topics of development of the EU fintech landscape. Ivaylo was also founding Board member of the first European Equity Crowdfunding Association (EECA). Before his entrepreneurial career he has broad professional services experience working for EY, Leinonen Group and PwC in the areas of audit, assurance and M&A consulting.
The once nascent industry is splitting between those alternative lenders competing with banks and those partnering with them. The sector is no longer just a disruptor, but an important part of the financial ecosystem.