Alexandre Prot

CEO and Co-Founder, Qonto

Alexandre Prot

Speaker Bio


Alexandre Prot is the co-founder and CEO of Qonto –  the leading European business finance solution. After graduating from HEC and INSEAD, Alexandre started his career with Goldman Sachs and McKinsey & Company. In 2013, he founded Smok.io together with Steve Anavi – the first connected electronic cigarette. When he was in charge of finances in his first company, Alexandre experienced the frustrations of business banking. His banking experience was not only time-consuming and complex but also didn't include modern tools.

Shortly afterward, he decided to found Qonto with his partner Steve Anavi, the business finance solution energizing SMEs and freelancers, simplifying everything from everyday banking and financing to bookkeeping and spend management.

Since its beginnings, Qonto has raised €622 million from the world's largest investors. The company now has over 500 employees in 4 European markets (France, Italy, Spain, Germany)