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Aoife Houlihan

VP Global Communications and Public Policy at Klarna

Aoife Houlihan is VP of Global Communications and Public Policy at Klarna. Aoife joined Klarna after over 10 years as strategic communications and policy advisor to senior politicians and business leaders in Europe and the US. At Klarna, Aoife is responsible for all external communications, public affairs and stakeholder relations across markets.
Klarna is leading global payments providers and fully licensed bank, which wants to revolutionise the payment experience for shoppers and merchants alike. Founded in Stockholm, Sweden, in 2005, we give online consumers the option to pay now, pay later or over time – offering a simple, safe and smoooth checkout experience. Klarna now works with 170,000 merchants including H&M, Adidas, IKEA, Expedia Group, ASOS, Pelotan, Abercrombie & Fitch, Michael Kors, Nike, AliExpress, Superdry, Sephora, Spotify, Wayfair, Gymshark, Samsung, Zara, Topshop, The Hut Group, Steve Madden, Boozt, Daniel Wellington, Bugaboo, Rue21, TOMS, Sonos, and many more. Klarna has 2,500 employees and is active in 14 countries. Klarna has been backed by Sequoia Capital since 2010 and more recently, Dragoneer, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Bestseller Group, Permira, H&M and Visa.