TrueLayer hires former Klarna exec to head up payment partnerships

By Aisling Finn on Monday 6 September 2021

Digital Banking

Mariko Beising will guide TrueLayer as it looks to manage and define new and existing partnerships.

TrueLayer hires former Klarna exec to head up payment partnerships
Image source: Mariko Beising/TrueLayer

 

Just a few days after TrueLayer announced its new European headquarters in Dublin, the open banking platform has bolstered its executive team.

The fintech has appointed Mariko Beising to the role of head of payment partnerships as the firm looks to deepen its connection with the world of open banking payments.

Beising joins TrueLayer from Klarna where she previously led partnerships with payments services providers (PSPs) and more recently was the director of global partnerships at the buy-now-pay-later fintech.

“Open banking is an incredibly exciting space to be in, with enormous opportunities to fundamentally change the way people pay,” the incoming head of payment partnerships said.

“It is already replacing legacy methods like cards that aren’t fit for the digital age, and will continue to do so – innovations like Variable Recurring Payments for example will likely replace direct debits,” Beising continued.

In her new role, Beising will be responsible for defining and managing TrueLayer’s partnerships, reporting directly to the fintech’s chief revenue officer, Max Emilson.

Beising brings with her a wealth of knowledge on the European payments landscape, with a particular focus on eCommerce and payments.

“As more merchants look to implement open banking payments at the checkout, PSPs will play an important role in boosting adoption,” TrueLayer’s CRO added. 

“Mariko has an outstanding track record in building PSP partnerships from her time at Klarna, along with a deep appreciation, and understanding, of open banking.”

TrueLayer has been on the expansion offensive recently, as well as announcing its new European HQ the fintech also expanded into France with the appointment of its first French country manager.

Clement Boulais, former head of startup engagement for La French Tech, the French Economy Ministry’s quango for promoting its startup sector, will be leading the charge across the Channel as TrueLayer looks to achieve European domination.

The two new executive appointments comes just months after TrueLayer scooped an additional $70m in funding from Addition and others, cash it earmarked for accelerating its global expansion plans, as well as developing its premium open banking services.

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