Lasse Makela Multitude
Multitude SE: Lasse Mäkelä takes the lead in investor relations and joins the management team
helsinki, October 14 2022 – Multitude SE (ISIN: FI4000106299, WKN: A1W9NS) (“Multitude” or “the Group”) announces that Lasse Mäkelä, as of 13e October takes on the responsibility of Head of Investor Relations (IR) in addition to his existing functions and joins the Group’s management team.
Lasse joined Multitude in 2021 to lead the Group’s Mergers and Acquisitions activities. In his additional role as head of external communications, he actively contributed to the overall strategy of the group, which is strongly linked to business relationships. As Head of IR, he succeeds Hannes Merlecker, who has decided to pursue opportunities outside the Group.
Lasse will continue to report to Multitude’s CEO, Jorma Jokela, and he will work closely with CFO, Bernd Egger, on IR-related matters. Lasse is responsible for nurturing relationships with investors and analysts, and helping them understand the company’s business model, long-term strategy, governance and financial performance.
Prior to joining Multitude, Lasse had a long career in finance, most recently being the founder and CEO of a Finnish crowdfunding platform, Invesdor, which operates as a matchmaking service between investors and growing companies. , where he, along with his team, successfully helped over 170 companies raise growth capital.
“We would like to thank Hannes for his contribution and his work for Multitude. As successor, Lasse is perfectly positioned to take on this new responsibility as a natural continuation of his current roles which he has successfully assumed. We warmly welcome him to the leadership team and look forward to creating an even stronger bond between the company and our global communications,” said Jorma Jokela, Founder and CEO.
“As a group, our vision is to become the most valuable financial ecosystem through Multitude’s growth platform that enables businesses to grow and scale faster than if they were on their own. I am honored by this opportunity to play a greater role in sharing our unique story, vision and strategy with our stakeholders,” said Lasse Mäkelä, Chief Strategy and IR Officer.
About Multitude SE:
Multitude is a fully regulated fintech growth platform. Its ambition is to become the most valued financial ecosystem. This vision is backed by over 17 years of solid experience building and scaling fintech. With its full European banking license, deep technology, regulatory, cross-selling and financing know-how, Multitude enables a range of sustainable banking and financial services to grow and grow. Currently, it has three independent business units on this growth platform: Ferratum as a consumer lender, CapitalBox as a business lender, and SweepBank as a shopping and funding app. Multitude and its independent units employ more than 700 people in 19 countries and together generated sales of €214 million in 2021. Multitude was founded in 2005 in Finland and is listed on the Prime Standard segment of the Stock Exchange of Frankfurt under the symbol “FRU”. ‘www.multitude.com