Dutch paytech Mollie promotes CTO Koen Köppen to CEO
Amsterdam-based payments service provider Mollie is set to appoint its current chief technology officer (CTO) Koen Köppen as its new CEO.
The appointment is conditional to approval from the Dutch Central Bank.
Köppen will replace Mollie’s current CEO Shane Happach, who is leaving the firm for a new job in Asia after around two years at Mollie. Prior to his stint at Mollie, Happach spent over a decade at payments heavyweight Worldpay (now part of FIS), most recently as head of global e-commerce.
In his new role, Mollie says Köppen will be tasked with leading its “mission to simplify complex financial services and level the playing field for small- and medium-sized e-commerce companies taking on larger competitors”. The company adds an “important” part of his role will also be to increase the pace of product development and delivery “having previously turned Klarna into a product delivery machine”.
Köppen joined the Dutch paytech last June. Prior to that, he spent over a decade at Klarna, holding several leadership positions and becoming its CTO almost five years ago.
Founded in 2004, Mollie provides payments solutions to 130,000+ businesses in Europe.
It has an international team of more than 750 employees with offices across Europe, including Amsterdam, Lisbon, London, Munich and Paris.