Stockholm, 26 September 2022 — Zimpler, a leading fintech company born in Sweden, has appointed Linda Höglund as their Chief Operating Officer – with immediate effect. Linda will lead a newly created Operations department, which will combine their existing Diversity & CSR, People & Culture, AML and Customer Support teams.
In her new role as a COO, Höglund will primarily oversee operations of the day-to-day business as well as continue the development of internal practices and cross-functional processes. Zimpler’s rapid expansion over the last two years has made this new position both necessary and beneficial, as finding the most sustainable way for the company to grow is crucial.
Linda Höglund joined Zimpler in 2021 as a Chief People Officer, leading the People & Culture department. In her role, she oversaw the company’s growth from 50 to over 200 employees. Before that, she held several roles leading global teams within skills, background and geographical location – most recently at Klarna. Parallel to her new role, Linda will continue to develop the company's People & Culture department.
Linda Höglund, COO of Zimpler, said: “I have been a part of an amazing journey since I joined Zimpler. It is incredibly rewarding to be a part of a company going through such a strong expansion phase – together with people who lift and encourage each other to do their best every day. The reason I wanted to join Zimpler was to be a part of their journey from startup to scaleup - and now here we are.”
Johan Strand, CEO of Zimpler, said: “We have had a tremendous journey over the past two years, growing exceptionally. Not only in terms of turnover but also employees, new markets and segments. As we continue to scale the business, a COO is essential in guiding and mentoring the company through the current phase we are in. Linda has done a tremendous job as Chief People Officer and we are confident that she will continue to take the company to new levels.”
Katarina Bonde, Zimpler’s Chair of the Board, said: “Zimpler is growing fast, so the role of a COO is crucial in ensuring the efficiency of the company. The function also enables the CEO to focus on partner relations and product development. Moving us in an aligned direction forward is a challenge which I’m sure Linda will handle with excellence.”
For more information:
Julia Niedoborek, Communications Specialist, Zimpler+46 (0) 72 888 42 firstname.lastname@example.org
Zimpler is a Swedish next-generation fintech company, offering simpler and more secure transactions - without the need for cards. Specialising in account-to-account payments we are trusted by consumers and merchants across Europe to pay and get paid. With a newly launched rebranding, we are rapidly expanding in new key markets, with a mission to simplify payment transactions everywhere.
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