Wolt, the “Everything App” for Restaurants and Other Goods and Services Delivery, Welcomes Kris Beyens as Chief Financial Officer
London, England — September 23, 2021 Renovata & Company is pleased to announce the placement of Kris Beyens as chief financial officer of Wolt, a technology company that helps customers discover and get home and office deliveries from restaurants, grocery stores and other local shops.
Wolt works with more than 50,000 restaurant and retail partners, and more than 110,000 courier partners across 23 countries and more than 200 cities. The Helsinki-based company employs more than 3,500 people and has raised a total of $856 million in funding from investors such as ICONIQ Capital, Tiger Global, DST, Prosus, KKR, Coatue, 83North, Goldman Sachs, Highland Europe, and EQT Ventures & EQT Growth, among others.
Since launching with 10 restaurants in its home city in 2015, Wolt has expanded to more than 30,000 restaurants—mostly in Europe, but also in Japan and Israel. More recently, like others in the restaurant delivery space, Wolt has expanded beyond restaurants and takeout food into the grocery and retail sectors. The company now offers anything from cosmetics to pet food and pharmaceuticals on its platform. Wolt’s goal is to be “the everything app” of goods and services.
“Kris has more than 20 years of financial leadership experience, and he’s also an active investor in several companies,” says Thomas Jepsen, Renovata & Company partner. “He will focus on further strengthening the company’s balance sheet while thinking long-term to help expand the Wolt offering beyond the restaurant.”
Before joining Wolt, Beyens was chief operating officer at Skyscanner. Prior to that, at the same company, he was chief financial officer. He worked seven years for eBay, most recently as chief operating officer of eBay International (EMEAc) and chief financial officer of eBay International AG. And before that he spent seven years at GE Healthcare, in leadership roles including executive of global finance transformation and executive of global financial planning and analysis for GE Healthcare. He launched his career as a business analyst at Exxon-Mobil.
This appointment highlights Renovata & Company’s depth and expertise as a search firm and advisor to the leading private- and growth equity-backed digital, SaaS, IoT companies, their boards, and investors across the US and Europe.
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