Mollie announces change in company leadership

We’re happy to announce that we intend to appoint Koen Köppen as our new CEO. Koen joined Mollie as CTO in May to support our expansion into world-class financial services. Previously, he worked as Klarna’s CTO for five years. 

In his new role, Koen will drive our mission to simplify complex financial services and level the playing field for small- and medium-sized ecommerce companies. His appointment is conditional on approval by the Dutch Central Bank and on the advice of our Works Council. Shane Happach, our current CEO, is leaving the company to take up a leadership role in Asia.

Koen was instrumental in helping to launch Mollie Capital, a fast and flexible way for our customers to access funding, in September 2022. The launch was part of our move into the financial services industry and a way for us to improve access to cash for SMEs. An important part of Koen’s new role will be to take an even more central role in developing and launching innovative products like Capital at speed.

“We’re delighted to be welcoming Koen into a new and elevated role,” says Eli Leenaars, Chair of Mollie. “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. 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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