Paris Fintech Forum Communities


Laurent Nizri

Paris Fintech Forum




Laurent is a French entrepreneur, recognized for its digital/mobile payments/banking & Fintech expertise, with a focus on strategy, business development, & innovation.
He was a precursor in Fintech as the first employee of Zebank first online full bank in Europe in 1999, and later on exco member in charge of platform, customer relationship and quality for France.
As the Founder and CEO of Altéir Consulting, created in 2000 just after he helped launch Zebank, he worked across the complete value chain helping telcos, banks, insurers & new incumbents to define/launch new strategies & products. (

  He founded in 2015 the Paris Fintech Forum which is knowned as one of the main and most exclusive international event on digital finance and fintech globally speaking. Fifth in person edition has been held January 2020 in the former French stock market exchange, and gathered 3000+ attendees from 75+ countries to listen to 300+ CEOs on stage from banks, insurances, VCs, and countless Fintechs. 
To face the pandemic, he successfully pivoted the concept to a hybrid community model with a mix of top level online content and exclusive networking in person events, the Paris Fintech Forum Communities. Since inception the Paris Fintech Forum welcomed on stage almost all key Fintech & bank CEOs  from all over the world. More details on
This is only some of the numerous B2B formats he designed and produced since Alteir Event inception in 2016, such as exclusive dinners, international video series, or online networking sessions. More details on .

  Since 2011 he chairs the Payment & Fintech club of the French Digital economy association (ACSEL), biggest club in France for the sector . ACSEL is gathering 130+ corporate members such as Orange, BNP Paribas, Google, Cartes Bancaires, Worldline, ....more info on He is ACSEL chairman since 2019.

  In parralel, as an expert in digital economy in general and Fintech/Banking/Payment in particular, in addition to moderating many of Paris Fintech Forum & other Alteir Events sessions, Laurent is a recurrent speaker in several international events, academic programs and BtoB seminars all across the world (references in US, UK, Germany, France, Netherlands, Russia, Poland, Italia, …).

  Lastly, Laurent invests on a regular basis in tech startups since 2005. (


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