Mollie expands and strengthens the executive team and board to accelerate growth

July 16, 2020

Mollie expands and strengthens the executive team and board to accelerate growth

Marco dos Santos from Booking.com appointed as Chief Technology Officer, Ken Serdons joined as Chief Commercial Officer and Daniel Ropers will assist the company as a strategic advisor.

Amsterdam, 16 July 2020 – Mollie, one of the leading payment service providers in Europe, today announces the appointment of Marco dos Santos as Chief Technology Officer. The hiring of Marco marks the latest big step in driving forward Mollie’s vision to become the most loved PSP in Europe.

Marco joins Mollie from Booking.com where he worked for more than 10 years. He will oversee the development of the technical strategy and product development roadmap for the company. His most recent role at Booking.com was Senior Director of Software Development. Marco will be applying his extensive experience in software and product development to further strengthen Mollie’s ‘product and customer first‘-approach. The company firmly believes that - when it comes to financial services – ‘simple’ is the magic word. That is why they focus on delivering simple lean payment solutions that help merchants to grow their company and make their financial processes more efficient .

Marco: “I am extremely happy to be joining the Mollie team. I completely agree with Mollie’s key product principles and credo that every single piece of technology needs to add value and simplify the complexity of the payment process. I look forward to working on that and as such making a difference for Mollie and our customers.”

Over the last few months Mollie attracted a number of experienced professionals to further accelerate its growth and international expansion ambitions:

  • Ken Serdons joined the company as Chief Commercial Officer earlier this year. Before joining Mollie he was a Senior Executive at Worldpay and Paymentsense.
  • Koen Köppen, Chief Technology Officer at Klarna, also joined Mollie’s Supervisory Board.
  • Daniel Ropers, former CEO of bol.com and Springer Nature, will assist the company as a Strategic Advisor to the Board and the Executive Team.

“It is our ambition to become one of Europe’s largest and most loved payment service providers,” says Adriaan Mol, Mollie’s Founder. "We aim to do this by focusing on simplicity: we offer our customers a top notch payment solution that is simple to implement and simple to manage, combined with the best customer support and service. In order to safeguard this offering we attract the best talent to our business. Needless to say, I am very happy to have Marco, Ken, Koen and Daniel joining Mollie in their respective roles. It will help us to gear up and be even more ready to capture the opportunities in this fast growing industry.”