Leading European PSP Mollie appoints ex-PayPal Annett Polaszewski-Plath as managing director DACH
Amsterdam / Munich, March 10, 2022: Mollie, the leading European payment service provider for small and medium-sized companies, is strengthening its German business with Annett Polaszewski-Plath as the new Managing Director DACH. The experienced fintech manager will be largely responsible for the strategic direction, vision, and growth for the DACH region.
“The DACH region is a very important market for us, in which we have continued plans to grow. Therefore, I am delighted that we have been able to recruit a leader such as Annett Polaszewski-Plath, who has an impressive track record of scaling platform companies. I am convinced that, together with our local team, she will help to quickly expand Mollie’s position as one of the leading payment service providers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland,” explains Shane Happach, CEO at Mollie.
Previously, Annett Polaszewski-Plath was CEO at Interprefy AG, a global provider of remote simultaneous interpreting software and services, and Managing Director for the DACH region at the global events and ticketing platform Eventbrite. She also has many years of experience in the fintech sector. Among other things, she was responsible for sales at PayPal for the DACH region.
“The payment and ecommerce market is extremely dynamic. Mollie’s enormous potential lies in being able to offer innovative small and medium-sized businesses a payment solution that is as simple as it is highly professional. I love seeing how these companies are run with conviction and passion, because this is the only way to create the individual diversity and the local, sustainable quality that is so appreciated by consumers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. I look forward to working with customers, partners, and the local team to bring Mollie’s mission to life,” says Annett Polaszewski-Plath.
Mollie’s mission is to become the most popular payment service provider by making financial services easily accessible while helping businesses grow sustainably. Mollie will continue to expand the offering for its customers and at a later stage also expand into the area of financial services such as merchant credit and business accounts, specifically tailored to small and medium-sized businesses.
Mollie has been in the German market since 2019, works with more than 10,000 German customers, and already has over 500 partners in the market. Alone in 2022, the team will double. Annett Polaszewski-Plath will start from March 2022.