Bent Gjendem




NCE Finance Innovation

Bent Gjendem is CEO of Norway's fintech cluster, NCE Finance Innovation, which, among other things, works to get competitors in the financial industry to work together to create sustainable innovation. Bent has 7 years of experience as UX manager, business developer, and sales manager at Sbanken. This background in the financial industry was central when he later founded Monobank (now Leabank), which boasted an exceptional customer experience and some of the most modern and digital banking services in the market at launch. The journey with Monobank was a valuable entrepreneurial experience in going from an idea and a PowerPoint to a listed bank with 4 billion in loan balance and operations in 7 countries.