AstroPay appoints Fayyaz Ansari as Chief Financial Officer
By Joy Dumasia
AstroPay, the payment solution of choice for millions of users globally, announced the appointment of Fayyaz Ansari as Chief Financial Officer. Having worked in finance for over 20 years, Fayyaz brings with him a deep understanding of the global payments industry. Before joining AstroPay, he worked at Skrill, NETELLER & Income Access (part of Paysafe group Plc) as CFO of their digital wallet division and board member of their regulated entities. He will be based in the UK and will oversee all aspects of AstroPay’s global financial management and activities.
Fayyaz’s extensive leadership experience includes controllership, treasury, financial planning and analysis, tax restructuring, corporate finance, performance management, M&A and strategic planning. He also managed other aspects of the finance function, which includes banking, investments, and financial systems and was involved in fundraising as well as coordinating efforts for an exit via a trade sale/ IPO. Fayyaz started his career as an auditor, and prior to joining Skrill, he worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. He is a chartered accountant and holds an MBA from Warwick Business School in the UK.
Mikael Lijtenstein, CEO of AstroPay, commented: “I am delighted to welcome Fayyaz to AstroPay, where he will undoubtedly make an immediate impact as we aim to become the world’s leading payments platform. His wealth of experience will be essential in implementing our strategic plans to accelerate growth and position AstroPay for the future. Fayyaz and the team will contribute to our mission of providing financial freedom to millions of people worldwide. He is an excellent addition to the AstroPay team, and I look forward to working with him in our journey.”
Fayyaz Ansari, CFO of AstroPay, added: “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to join AstroPay as the next step in my career. I am excited about working with a team that is passionate about the business, has a clear strategy and always puts customers’ needs first. With its commitment to global expansion, a strong business model, a focus on diversity and proud history, AstroPay is well positioned for extraordinary growth and impact. I believe the company’s unique value proposition and strong foundation will allow the business to grow and execute its vision of making payments much more accessible to customers around the world.”
IBS Intelligence reported that AstroPay, the online payment solution of choice for over six million users worldwide, has launched its new product in Europe, a VISA debit card. This move expands the reach of AstroPay’s user base while simultaneously providing existing customers with more benefits.