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Nubank Appoints David Marcus to Board of Directors

Marcus is an entrepreneur with decades of experience in the financial services and technology industries

Nubank, one of the world's largest digital banking platforms, announces that David Marcus has been appointed as a member of its Board of Directors. Mr. Marcus is the CEO and co-founder of Lightspark and has an extensive career in leadership positions in technology companies including Meta and PayPal. Marcus also has a strong entrepreneurial background, having built three startups over the past three decades. As a Board member, Marcus will play a fundamental role in Nubank’s journey as the company expands in its multi-country, multi-product, and multi-segment strategy.

“David has an impressive career working in the intersection of financial services and consumer technology, shaping the future of the industry. He brings unique perspectives on how to grow consumer and financial products to a truly global scale, having led projects like Meta’s Messenger which grew to over 1.5 billion users under his guidance, and having served as President of PayPal. We are excited to welcome someone with David’s experience to our Board of Directors, as we expand our reach into new markets and segments and keep pushing innovation further,” says David Vélez, CEO and founder of Nubank.

Mr. Marcus is the CEO and co-founder of Lightspark, a company focused on building infrastructure for the Lightning network. Most recently he led all payments and crypto efforts at Meta (fka Facebook), which he joined in 2014 to lead Messenger, which he took from under 200 million monthly users to over 1.5 billion. Previously, he was PayPal’s President. A lifelong entrepreneur, Mr. Marcus launched two companies in Europe, then founded mobile payments company Zong in Silicon Valley, which was acquired by PayPal in 2011.

Mr. Marcus joins Nubank as the company has reached nearly 75 million customers across Brazil, Mexico, and Colombia, and delivered a record quarter with growth across all metrics and a meaningful increase in profits. In Brazil only, the company saw net income grow to $138 million in the last quarter, with an annualized ROE of 35% – among the highest in the industry, providing evidence for the profit potential of our business model.

“Nubank is one of the largest and fastest-growing digital financial services platforms worldwide. What the company has achieved in the past decade is an indication of the exciting and significant growth opportunity ahead. I am delighted to join Nubank in this journey as a member of its Board of Directors and looking forward to working closely with the talented leadership and team,” says David Marcus.

In addition to David Marcus, Nubank's Board of Directors is formed by Anita Sands, Daniel Goldberg, Doug Leone, Jacqueline Reses, Luis Alberto Moreno, Thuan Pham, Rogério Calderón, and David Vélez, chairman of the Board.


Nubank is one of the world’s largest digital banking platforms, serving around 75 million customers across Brazil, Mexico, and Colombia. As one of the leading technology companies in the world, Nubank leverages proprietary technologies and innovative business practices to create new financial solutions and experiences for individuals and SMEs that are simple, intuitive, convenient, low-cost, empowering, and human. Guided by a mission to fight complexity and empower people, Nu is fostering the access to financial services across Latin America, connecting profit and purpose to create value for its stakeholders and have a positive impact on the communities it serves. For more information, please visit


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