Melissa Di Donato steps up as CEO of Kyriba

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Kyriba, a cloud-based finance and liquidity solutions provider, has announced the appointment of Melissa Di Donato as chair and chief executive officer (CEO).

Di Donato will succeed Jean-Luc Robert who is stepping down from this position and will join the company’s board of directors.

Di Donato joins the company having successfully led SUSE as the firm’s first female CEO, spearheaded unprecedented growth, including two strategic acquisitions and a multi-billion-euro IPO debut on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Prior to her tenure at SUSE, Di Donato held senior executive roles at large companies such as SAP, Salesforce, IBM and Oracle.

In addition to her role at Kyriba, Di Donato brings over a decade of experience having been an advisor and board member for Notion Capital portfolio companies and has served on the supervisory board of Porsche AG and as non-executive director at J.P. Morgan Europe Limited. She also serves as the chief executive of the Handelsblatt and Bain & Company Female Allstar Board and was recently appointed as a non-executive director at the UK Department for Science, Innovation and Technology.

Di Donato continues her commitment to empowering young women as the co-founder of Inner Wings, a charitable foundation focused on mentoring and role-modeling programs for girls.

Speaking of her appointment, Di Donato said: “I am honored to join Kyriba and build upon its unmatched heritage in treasury management.

“Kyriba is poised to enter a new era of success. Together with this exceptional team, we will capitalize on the enormous opportunities before us to deliver greater value and meet our customers’ end-to-end needs in enterprise liquidity management. Jean-Luc has set a strong foundation and trajectory and I am eager to lead Kyriba into its next chapter of customer-focused growth.”

Jean-Luc Robert, outgoing Kyriba CEO said: “I am proud of our success over the past 20 years, evolving from a SaaS startup to a global brand and technology innovator. We have redefined the treasury software industry and are now at the cusp of an exciting inflection point. Melissa is a proven leader with the strategic acumen needed to expand our market leadership and I have every confidence in her ability to lead Kyriba in this new chapter.”