Mangopay appoints Guido Kuhring as Head of Sales Central and Northern Europe

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Jul 05, 2022

Guido Kuhring, former Head of Sales Marketplaces DACH at PayPal, will be responsible for driving the business development and growth of the scale-up in the key region of Central and Northern European.

Paris, 5 July 2022 – Mangopay, a major European payment solutions provider for marketplaces and platforms, announced the appointment of Guido Kuhring as Head of Sales Central and Northern Europe. This appointment underlines the strong ambitions on the DACH market, a strategic region for the development of the scale-up where it works with marketplaces and platforms like Chrono24, PaulCamper or Elopage. In this position, Guido Kuhring will be responsible for strengthening Mangopay's presence in the region, developing the DACH and Nordic teams and expanding the network of local and regional partners. Guido will report to Pierre Lion, Chief Growth Officer at Mangopay.

Guido Kuhring's appointment is a key milestone for Mangopay, following the arrival of Advent International as a new majority shareholder. It emphasises the fintech's ambitions to become one of the world's leading payment solutions powering the platform economy.

With more than 15 years of experience in senior positions within PSPs and sales roles with global corporations, Guido Kuhring has a deep understanding of the development and scalability issues related to marketplaces and platform businesses. Based in Berlin, Guido Kuhring will be responsible for developing the scale-up's presence on the central and northern European market through the implementation of an acquisition strategy and the support of partner platforms. Guido Kuhring will also be involved in recruiting new profiles and retaining talent to support the strong ambitions in the DACH & North markets, both strategic regions for the development of the scale-up.

The 42-year-old father of one daughter, studied International Business and Marketing at the University of Potsdam and Rotterdam, which allowed him to work in various sectors. Initially Brand Manager for Reckitt, he joined Henkel in 2011 as Business Development Manager Eastern Europe before leaving 7 years later as Sales Director Germany and Switzerland to join PayPal in 2018. Within PayPal Guido held several positions until 2020 when he was appointed Head of Marketplace Sales DACH.

"Joining Mangopay is a great opportunity to be part of a market-leading, sustainable and ambitious organisation which is focusing its efforts 100% on the specific needs of marketplaces and platforms ," says Guido Kuhring, Head of Sales Central and Northern Europe at Mangopay. “Along with my team, I will be particularly focused on implementing a local sales strategy in the relevant markets that combines enterprise, scale-up as well as streamlined start-up account acquisition in this high potential region. And I am confident that my skills and previous experience will enable me to succeed at implementing Mangopay's vision, especially as Mangopay's value proposition for platforms has never been more relevant. This is going to be an exciting new adventure”.

"I am pleased to welcome Guido Kuhring into our team. His leadership and expertise will be an asset in the implementation of this strategy and an essential support to drive Mangopay's growth in a strategic region," said Pierre Lion, Chief Growth Officer at Mangopay. "Guido joins us as we accelerate our development since Advent International became the new majority shareholder. We are pleased to benefit from his experience, particularly in business, to support Mangopay's expansion. He will help the teams to grow, especially through his expertise and network, so that we can accompany our customers in the most important transformation that the e-commerce industry has ever seen”.

Mangopay empowers the platform economy with its unique and comprehensive payment infrastructure. Created in 2013, Mangopay serves 2,500 + leading platforms and marketplaces. Built around its programmable e-wallet solution, Mangopay's end-to-end infrastructure covers all platform payment needs with total integration flexibility and workflows for every business model.

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