SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Boku has officially named mopay co-founders Ingo Lippert and Christian Hinrichs as the company's new Chief Business Officer and Chief Financial Officer, respectively. This announcement comes on the heels of Boku’s recent acquisition of mopay, which firmly established Boku as the global leader in direct carrier billing-based mobile payments.
Ingo Lippert is the co-founder and former CEO of mopay and brings more than 20 years of carrier billing, e-commerce, m-commerce, and management experience to his new role as Boku CBO, a position formerly held by Boku Chief Executive Officer, Jon Prideaux. In his role as CBO, Ingo will be responsible for leading Boku’s merchant and carrier focused sales and business development efforts across the globe.
“While Boku worked tirelessly to expand carrier billing to new arenas and new verticals such as real world payments, our company continued to fortify our position as the leading carrier billing provider for game developers,” said Ingo Lippert, new CBO of Boku. “The combined strength of what we accomplished on both fronts creates a mobile payments organization unlike any in the world, in terms of our reach, technology, and experience as a team.”
As Boku's new CFO, Christian Hinrichs brings decades of experience in finance, accounting, and investor relations, forged through the co-founding and global growth of mopay. Prior to mopay, Christian also worked as a Project Manager at Roland Berger & Partner, and has experience in the banking sector, working with companies such as Commerzbank, Dresdner Bank and Delbrück&Co, Privatbankiers.
“Joining our teams makes me more confident than ever that the future of carrier billing is a bright one for all of our customers and partners,” said Christian Hinrichs, new CFO of Boku. “We are just in the beginning stages of merging our global footprints, and the early projections for what we’ll be able to bring to our merchants look extremely promising.”
Boku, the global leader in direct carrier billing-based mobile payments, reaches more than 4 billion consumers in more than 70 countries. Its bank-grade payments technology allows consumers to charge purchases to their mobile phone bill. Boku partners with global merchants including Facebook, Sony, Spotify, Electronic Arts, Valve, Wargaming, and many more. Based in San Francisco with offices in Europe, Latin America, and Asia, Boku is funded by leading Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and venture capitalists including Andreessen Horowitz, Benchmark Capital, DAG Ventures, Index Ventures, Khosla Ventures, and NEA.