American Express Hires Mobile Payments Exec David Yoo of Boku

American Express said today that David Yoo, formerly of mobile payments company Boku, will join the company as SVP of its Commerce Innovation team. At Boku, Yoo was SVP of Strategy, Product and Marketing. American Express also hired Katrina Lane, who will be EVP in charge of the company’s Consumer Cards and Experiences team. Most recently, Lane served as CTO of Caesars Entertainment.


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