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Permira appoints senior advisor to global tech team

Permira, a global private equity firm, has appointed Koen Köppen as a Senior Adviser to its global technology team, with a focus on software and fintech. Koen is currently Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Mollie, a digital payment service provider. 

At Mollie, Köppen is responsible for the reliability, scalability and development of the company’s technology platforms. Prior to joining Mollie, he spent over a decade at Klarna, where he held several leadership positions before becoming its CTO in 2017. He is also a Board member at GoCardless, a leading alternative payment methods provider.

At Permira, Köppen will use his experience, deep industry expertise and network to support investment origination and value creation across the portfolio, including the partnerships with leading fintech and payments companies such as Klarna, GoCardless, Carta, Clearwater Analytics and Housecall Pro.

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