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Mangopay hires Ariel Shoham as Vice President of Risk Product

By Gloria Methri

May 10, 2024

  • AI/ML
  • Europe
  • FinTech
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Mangopay, Fraud Prevention, Payment Infrastructure, FinTech, B2B Payments, BNPL, Payment Infrastructure Provider, UK, EuropeMangopay, a modular and flexible payment infrastructure provider that offers 360° fraud prevention for platforms, has appointed Ariel Shoham as Vice President of Product for Risk. Shoham joins to lead the product vision, strategy and roadmap for Identity and Fraud Protection at Mangopay, including its cybersecurity solution.

Shoham brings over 25 years of multidisciplinary experience in AI/ML, E-commerce, RegTech, Fintech and Risk/Fraud Detection and Prevention. He joined Meta (formerly Facebook), where he established and led the KYC/KYB team, enabling regulatory compliance and financial integrity and building out its financial compliance platform.

Prior to that, Shoham led product management at Forter including identity and account protection, linking identities and accounts to prevent fraud and abuse, protection against privacy and data breaches, maximising safety and enabling frictionless experiences for authenticated customers. He also co-founded Ed-Tech start-up Smart Sparrow acquired by Pearson.

Mangopay has been providing its modular payment infrastructure since 2013. It delivers frictionless identity verification and 360° fraud prevention to keep platforms safe and protected across every point of user interaction. It acquired fraud detection and prevention specialists Nethone in 2023 to strengthen its offering to clients, adding its proprietary cybersecurity technology, expertise and intelligence.

Commenting on Shoham’s appointment, Kirk Donohoe, Chief Product Officer at Mangopay, said, “Ariel has a wealth of experience and expertise across identity, authentication, financial crime and risk, which will help accelerate the development of our user identification and protection products. He joins Mangopay at an exciting time in our journey as we expand our fraud prevention solutions to address the needs of eCommerce businesses, platforms, and the financial services industry. I look forward to working closely with him to optimise user experience while safeguarding platforms to ensure security and compliance.”

Shoham added, “Mangopay has a unique product-market fit, attracting great customers and adding value for them through data-driven decisions based on unique financial and behavioural data. At a time when the security of our financial data has arguably never felt more important, Mangopay provides a robust and trusted environment for the platforms we support. I am looking forward to working with the talented team at Mangopay to bring payment facilitation and fraud prevention together to deliver better decision making, increased safety and lower friction for our clients and ultimately provide a best-in-class value proposition for end users.”

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