Robert Bueninck appointed as new Chief Commercial Officer at Unzer
Heidelberg/Berlin, March 1, 2021 – Unzer, one of the fastest growing FinTech companies in Europe, today announced Robert Bueninck as its new Chief Commercial Officer. Bueninck is to take charge of business development in the Sales and Marketing departments at Unzer with immediate effect. Here, he will be responsible for the sales strategy, onboarding, as well as expanding Unzer's client base throughout Europe. Bueninck spent eight years working for Klarna, most recently as Managing Director of the DACH region.
The payment expert also already founded his own startup while still at university. He then joined Swedish FinTech Klarna, where he was initially responsible for Belgium, France and the Netherlands, before ultimately being appointed Managing Director of the DACH region in 2018. During this time, he played a leading role in successfully growing Klarna's business in the DACH region, as well as in the strategic transformation into a consumer brand. In his new position as Chief Commercial Officer at Unzer, Bueninck will in future report to CEO Dr. Axel Rebien. "I feel that Unzer and myself are a perfect match. After more than eight years at Klarna, it was also time for a change. I believe that we have the technical capabilities and services at Unzer to achieve great things together with our customers. We consider ourselves primarily as a partner to merchants, helping them develop and grow. I am delighted to be a part of this and to support Unzer in becoming a European payment heavyweight," comments Robert Bueninck, Chief Commercial Officer at Unzer. Dr. Axel Rebien, CEO at Unzer, explains: "Robert is a genuine expert in the payment sector. As such, I am delighted that we were able to win him over to Unzer. We have made several acquisitions in a comparatively short time. The key now is to integrate all of the companies to create a unified and coherent organisation. Harmonising the sales strategy is a part of this and I am convinced that we have found the perfect person for this task in Robert. Our common objective is to secure a position among the top 3 payment providers in Europe."
Unzer is a fast growing, innovative and modular platform for international payment transactions. Companies of all sizes and from all sectors rely on the data-driven, secure and perfectly tailored solutions to help them drive growth – whether online, mobile or at the point of sale. The modules, which are easy to integrate, cover the entire spectrum of payment management: from processing of various payment types, through automated analytics of customer behaviour and requirements, all the way up to integrative risk management. Unzer was founded in 2003 as "heidelpay". As one of the pioneers in the sector, the company has repeatedly introduced groundbreaking innovations in and around transaction management over the course of the last 17 years. Over 600 payment experts and tech enthusiasts throughout Europe today work on helping retailers achieve sustainable growth in a dynamic market. KKR has been the majority shareholder in Unzer since 2020.
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