Mollie Announces Change in Company Leadership

  • People Moves
  • 25.01.2023 10:05 am

Mollie, one of Europe’s fastest-growing financial services providers, has announced that it intends to appoint Koen Köppen as its new CEO. Köppen, previously the CTO of Klarna for five years, joined Mollie as CTO in May to support its expansion into world-class financial services. In his new role he will drive Mollie’s mission to simplify complex financial services and level the playing field for small- and medium-sized e-commerce companies taking on larger competitors. Köppen's appointment is conditional on approval by the Dutch Central Bank and on the advice of Mollie’s Works Council. Shane Happach, Mollie’s current CEO, is leaving the company to take up a leadership role in Asia.

In September 2022 Mollie launched Mollie Capital, a fast and flexible way for Mollie’s customers to access funding. It was a pivotal move into the financial services industry for Mollie and improved access to cash for SMEs. An important part of Köppen’s role will be to increase the pace of product development and delivery, having previously turned Klarna into a product delivery machine.

“We’re delighted to be welcoming Koen into a new and elevated role. We’ve been very impressed by Koen’s achievements and drive over the last eight months. His promotion is richly deserved and we are confident in his ability to lead Mollie’s further growth and evolution,” says Eli Leenaars, Chair of Mollie. “Shane can be proud of the company he leaves behind, leading our Series C funding round and our move into financial services. We wish him the very best in his new role.”

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