After over a decade at the BNPL giant, Köppen is moving on to payments.
Köppen joined Klarna back in 2011 and became the buy now, pay later giant’s CTO in 2017 overseeing its phenomenal growth to become Europe’s most valuable fintech.
“Mollie is one of Europe’s most exciting high-growth businesses and is at the forefront of enabling small- and medium-sized online retailers to take on larger ecommerce competitors.”
Köppen already had close links with Mollie prior to his joining, having sat as a member of the company’s Supervisory Board and Audit/Risk Committee since January 2020.
He stepped down from both positions in March 2022.
Among Köppen’s first tasks will be to grow the engineering team at Mollie, while working to scale up the company’s technology and support future products and services.
“Koen has led large teams through many of the modern-day, complex challenges and he is the perfect person to help continue to scale our business.”