MANGOPAY, a major European payment solutions provider for marketplaces and platforms, announced the appointment of key additions to MANGOPAY’s executive leadership team. Ronen Benchetrit has been appointed as MANGOPAY’s Chief Technology Officer and joined the executive committee following the acquisition by Advent International. As a key appointment that underlines MANGOPAY’s strong commitment to innovation, Ronen will be responsible for taking the scale-up into the next phase of its technology challenge, leading one of the fastest-growing tech teams in the payment industry.
The appointment of Ronen Benchetrit, who will report to CEO Romain Mazeries, is another step for MANGOPAY in becoming the most comprehensive payment ecosystem dedicated to platform businesses. Ronen will bring three decades of experience leading high-performing tech and engineering teams to help MANGOPAY build a modern, resilient and scalable tech.
Ronen’s career spans across various industries, working and leading agile product engineering and cloud teams globally at scale-up companies. He joins MANGOPAY at a perfect time, during which the scale-up is planning its next phase of growth. Ronen will strategize and execute the tech evolution to support business growth, working closely with MANGOPAY’s leadership. He plans to double the team in the next 24 month, enlisting top-tier talent in all departments.
Based in the UK, Ronen Benchetrit joins MANGOPAY from Bumble, a dating and networking app, where he served as CTO. Prior to that, Ronen was the CTO for a UK challenger bank and pioneering peer-to-peer lender Zopa. He also served as CTO for leading online gaming operator PokerStars, where he led the tech function from private company stage through to its initial public offering. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and holds a few granted patents in the computer science field.
“The platform economy is booming. Platforms have become an essential driver for e-commerce growth, as it brings so many benefits for both buyers and sellers. Mastering payments at scale in this field is complex yet key to all platforms. Compounded with the business growth, this creates an exciting tech journey for our tech team, and I’m thrilled to join MANGOPAY at such a key moment in its evolution”, said Ronen Benchetrit, Chief Technology Officer at MANGOPAY. “MANGOPAY’s potential is unrivalled and I am excited by the opportunity to build a best-in-class payment ecosystem and deliver even more value to our customers.”
MANGOPAY CEO, Romain Mazeries said: “I am excited to welcome Ronen Benchetrit. Ronen’s experience will be game changing to accelerate our growth. In the last couple months, Ronen is already driving the company’s global technology strategy by fostering a strong engineering culture as well as by providing technical leadership across all areas of the business.”