Mollie bolsters supervisory board with ex-Check24 CEO Christoph Röttele

By Amelia Isaacs on Wednesday 5 October 2022

Digital Banking

The payments giant is continuing to accelerate its growth with its third senior-level hire in six months.

Mollie bolsters supervisory board with ex-Check24 CEO Christoph Röttele
Image source: Christoph Röttele/Mollie.


A few months after bringing on a new head of partnerships, Mollie is continuing to strengthen its senior team with its latest addition to its supervisory board,

The Dutch payments giant is bringing on former Check24 CEO Christoph Röttele to support and shape the company’s future development.

Röttele spent more than six years at the price comparison portal, where he both founded and supervised C24 Bank.

Prior to his role at Check24, Röttele was a partner at CVC Capital Partners and held various executive and non-executive management positions at global investment firm Permira.

“I truly believe that Christoph’s extensive background in building and scaling high-growth regulated companies will make an important and valuable contribution to Mollie’s future development,” Mollie’s supervisory board Chairperson Eli Leenaars said.

Röttele joins Leenaars, vice-chairperson Miriam van Dongen, Teun van Rappard and Muz Ashraf on the board, where he will serve a four-year term.

Mollie has brought on several new senior team members over the past six months, including Klarna’s former CTO, Koen Köppen, and ex-Worldpay exec Michaela LeBlanc Weber as VP of partnerships.

“We look forward to working with Christoph and to benefit from his vast experience as an executive and non-executive board member,” Mollie CEO Shane Happach said.

“The addition of Christoph’s specific knowledge of the DACH market will help us to continue to grow our footprint in Europe and further our ambition to simplify complex financial services for companies of all sizes,” he said.

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