Opn Announces Appointment of Former Apple Executive Chris Misner to Board of Directors

TOKYO–()–Opn, the one-stop payment solutions company from Japan and Southeast Asia, announced today that Chris Misner, the former Apple Inc. (“Apple”) and Roblox Corporation (“Roblox”) executive, has joined Opn’s board of directors.

Jun Hasegawa, Founder and CEO of Opn, said, “Chris has a proven track record of building and rapidly expanding businesses, including his experience building Apple’s Online Store in Asia to the juggernaut it is today, to expanding Roblox’s audience globally, making it one of the world’s largest entertainment platforms. It’s important for us to have great leaders on our board as we expand our payment solutions reach to global markets, and Chris has direct experience both growing businesses internationally and solving complex problems. I look forward to learning from Chris, as we continue working towards our vision of providing access to the digital economy for everyone.”

Misner recently served as President of Roblox International, where he expanded the online platform from US-focused in English-only to a global presence in all the major languages. Prior to that, he served as General Manager of Asia Pacific of Apple Online Store, where during his tenure he led Apple’s e-commerce business to more than 100x growth across the region, catapulting it to one of the world’s largest online retailers.

“Opn has a proven product that is seamless and borderless, and its solutions can help merchants of all sizes grow their business – from a large enterprise to a neighborhood coffee shop. Opn is that rare company that solves complex issues for its customers by obsessing over user experience. I look forward to working with both Jun and the board on its next stage of growth,” said Misner.

Misner has also served as a Senior Advisor at Endeavor Global, a global non-profit organization that supports and accelerates high-impact entrepreneurs globally. In this role, he mentors high-impact entrepreneurs, helping them build sustainable businesses that create large-scale wealth and jobs. He began his career at Netscape Communications Corporation and also held executive roles at venture-funded startups Backflip, Inc. and Good Technology, Inc.

Opn’s other external directors include representatives from Toyota Financial Services Corporation, the financial services arm of Toyota Motor Corporation, and SCB 10x, the venture capital arm of Siam Commercial Bank.

Opn last month announced the rebrand of parent company SYNQA Co., Ltd. to Opn, together with a USD 120M in Series C+ funding from JIC Venture Growth Investments Co., Ltd., MUFG Bank, Ltd. and Mars Growth Capital.

About Opn

Opn, which was rebranded from SYNQA, is a company founded in 2013 from Japan and Asia. Opn specializes in one-stop online payment solutions and digital transformation solutions. Opn connects people, businesses and society in innovative ways to provide fair and open access to a growing economic ecosystem under its vision of enabling access to the digital economy for everyone. Its services are used by thousands of merchants and businesses around the world. Visit our website for more information.

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