Mollie appoints ex-Klarna executive Koen Koppen as new CTO

Payment service provider Mollie has appointed former Klarna executive Koen Köppen as its new CTO, as part of growth plans for its SME financial services suite

Having already served as a member of the Mollie Supervisory Board and Audit/Risk Committee from January 2020 until March 2022, Köppen will be tasked with accelerating technological product and service innovation, helping customers build edge commercial infrastructure.

Köppen will be responsible for the reliability, scalability and development of Mollie’s technology platforms, in line with the Fintech‘s mission to build a range of financial services that help SMEs grow.

Most recently, the new appointment spent over a decade at Klarna, holding several leadership positions before becoming CTO in 2017.

Prior to this, he was a consultant at Bergman Media Group, and is a former owner of architecture and design agency Koncept.

“Having spent more than a decade in fintech and having helped Klarna to scale across Europe and beyond, I’m here to help Mollie harness its huge opportunity for growth,” said new Mollie CTO, Köppen.

“Mollie is one of Europe’s most exciting high-growth businesses and is at the forefront of enabling small- and medium-sized online retailers to take on larger ecommerce competitors. I’m thrilled to be supporting its journey to level the playing field by offering effortless financial services.”

Shane Happach, CEO of Mollie, commented: “We’re excited to welcome Koen and his wealth of experience to the Mollie management team. This was a unique opportunity for Mollie to secure an experienced leader with deep expertise in the financial ecosystem.

“Koen has led large teams through many of the modern-day, complex challenges and he is the perfect person to help continue to scale our business.”


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