Ivar Wiersma is the Global Head of ING labs for the Wholesale Bank (WB) and responsible for the labs in Amsterdam, London, Singapore and New York. ING Labs incubates and accelerates disruptive ideas to the market.
In a unique collaboration between entrepreneurs, Fintechs and ING intrapreneurs, new ventures are developed and progressed in order to win in the marketplace and empower people to stay ahead in life and in business. We apply ING innovation method PACE to experiment, validate, iterate and scale fast.
He represents ING Wholesale Banking as a board member of the global financial blockchain fintech R3 and serves as advisory board member to several start-ups.
Ivar has a diverse banking background in Financial Markets, Relationship Management, Product and Business development. He studied Hotel Management, CFA and holds an Executive MBA from TiasNimbas.