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Sebastian Siemiatkowski

CEO

Klarna

POSITION

CEO

COMPANY

Klarna

COUNTRY

Sweden

AGE

41 years

Website

Klarna

SCENE

Technology

SOCIAL

Twitter

What makes Sebastian Siemiatkowski a Global Shaker?

Sebastian Siemiatkowski is the co-founder and CEO of Klarna, an e-commerce payment solution that takes away risk for small businesses and individual consumers.

The goal of Klarna is to create a level of trust that allows otherwise weary or paranoid consumers to make transactions online with their credit card information.

Siemiatkowski, similarly to Ek, showed his entrepreneurial spirit at a young age. Taking his childhood friend and eventual co-founder along with him, Siemiatkowski travelled the world for 143 days with almost no money and by vowing to take no aeroplanes.

Upon returning, he took a job at a local Burger King, where the idea for Klarna was sparked. While many investors did not see the value in the company, Siemiatkowski forged ahead, growing the company into the 900-employee organization it is in 2015. Klarna is worth 6 billion SEK

 

Last updated: May 15, 2018