TrueLayer, which is one of Europe’s leading Open Banking platforms, reveals that Mariko Beising has been appointed as the firm’s Head of Payment Partnerships, bringing around 10 years of professional experience, most recently at Fintech company Klarna where she was responsible for forming partnerships with various payments services providers.
As the demand for TrueLayer’s Open Banking payment services continues to rise, Mariko is expected to serve a key role in managing the Fintech company’s partner strategy. She’ll be reporting directly to Max Emilson, the firm’s CRO.
An experienced commercial manager, with a solid understanding of European digital commerce and the payments landscape, Mariko will be working closely with PSPs, and also with TrueLayer’s customers, in order to get a better understanding of their emerging payments requirements.
Open Banking is quite an exciting sector to be in, with great opportunities to improve the way consumers make payments, Mariko said while adding that it’s starting to replace outdated, legacy methods such as cards that aren’t suitable for the digital era. She also mentioned that Open Banking will ensure that innovations such as Variable Recurring Payments will ultimately replace direct debits.
She added that TrueLayer is a recognized market leader and innovator, with “a reputation for strong product management and engineering.”
“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.”
Before working at TrueLayer, Mariko served as Director of Global Partnerships and Head of PSP Partnerships at Klarna, where she was tasked with working cooperatively with global PSP partners like Adyen.
With around 10 years of industry experience in financial services sector, Mariko is also familiar with handling sales and payments partnerships at Germany-based digital bank payment platform SOFORT (before its acquisition by Klarna).
There she served in an important role in the company, by adopting PSD2 and Open Banking, managing several different partnerships.
Max Emilson, CRO at TrueLayer, 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. 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. 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.”