Mollie appoints Koen Köppen as new CTO to accelerate technological innovation for next stage of growth
Mollie, one of the fastest growing payment service providers in Europe, has appointed Koen Köppen as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to support its mission to build a range of world-class financial services that helps SMEs grow.
Prior to Mollie, Koen spent more than a decade at Klarna, holding several leadership positions and finally becoming its CTO almost five years ago. He turned Klarna into a product delivery machine, helping the company to become the most valuable fintech company in Europe. At Mollie, Koen will be responsible for the reliability, scalability and development of Mollie’s technology platforms. He will be tasked with accelerating technological innovation to enhance Mollie’s existing and future products and services, helping its customers build leading edge commercial infrastructure.
“We’re excited to welcome Koen and his wealth of experience to the Mollie management team,” says Shane Happach, CEO at Mollie. “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.”
“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,” says Koen. “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.”
Koen joins Mollie’s management team that currently consists of Shane Happach (CEO), Ken Serdons (CCO), Rogier Schoute (CPO), Joe Katz (CFRO), Célie Verstelle (CLCO), Julien Cordonnier (COO) and Susan Wilson (CHRO).
Koen was already a member of the Mollie Supervisory Board and Audit/Risk Committee, having joined in January 2020. He stepped down from these positions in March 2022.