TrueLayer hires ex-Klarna exec for payments role

Ellie Duncan
08 Sep 2021

Open Banking platform TrueLayer has appointed former Klarna executive Mariko Beising as head of payment partnerships, citing growing demand for Open Banking payments.

In her new role, Beising will define and manage TrueLayer’s partner strategy, reporting to chief revenue officer Max Emilson.

She will collaborate with payments services providers (PSPs), as well as with TrueLayer’s clients, to understand their emerging payments needs and use cases.

At payments provider Klarna, Beising was director of global partnerships and head of PSP partnerships, responsible for Klarna’s global PSP partners such as Adyen.

“TrueLayer is a market leader and innovator, with a reputation for strong product management and engineering,” Beising said.

“I believe those two elements are the basis for high quality, agile products that make it an ideal fit for global payments partners and their clients. I’m also excited to go back to my roots, working directly with product teams to accommodate the needs of PSPs and their enterprise merchants into the roadmap.”

Beising has also managed sales and payments partnerships at German online bank payment platform SOFORT, prior to its purchase by Klarna in 2014.

Emilson added: “We’re delighted to welcome Mariko to further accelerate our growth in Europe and beyond. As more merchants look to implement Open Banking payments at the checkout, PSPs will play an important role in boosting adoption.

“Her experience at the leading edge of ecommerce payments provides invaluable insight into how to build TrueLayer’s strategic partnerships which will deliver innovation to merchants and their customers.”

TrueLayer recently announced the opening of a new European headquarters in Dublin, led by former WhatsApp and Facebook executive Joe Morley.