Paysend announces the appointment of Javier Perez
By Joy Dumasia
Paysend, the card-to-card pioneer and international payments platform, announces the appointment to its board, former President Mastercard Europe, Javier Perez, as a non-executive director. The news follows its recent announcement of its growth to 5 million customers globally in under five years – with one and a half million customers joining in the last six months alone. It has raised an additional $125 million Series B investment round in May.
Mr. Perez will have an active role in Paysend’s future business strategy, working closely with the company’s senior management team to drive further global expansion. He will also help extend Paysend’s ecosystem of strategic partnerships and lead Paysend’s global open banking ambitions.
Mr. Perez is currently the Founder and Managing Partner at Global PayTech Ventures. This venture capital firm invests in early-stage paytech companies looking to raise seed, Series A, or Series B round funding. A globally recognised payments industry professional, he spent 25 years at Mastercard, including 15 years as president of Mastercard Europe and two years as president of Latin America and the Caribbean. At Mastercard, Mr. Perez helped merge Mastercard with Europay, integrating two prominent players in the payments space and taking the new entity to IPO.
Ronnie Millar, CEO at Paysend, said: “Javier has an extensive and successful track record in new business development, mergers and acquisitions and global strategy, and under his leadership, Mastercard Europe was recognised as the leader in payments technology innovation. We’re thrilled to welcome Javier to the Paysend board and look forward to the active role he’ll play in helping to drive our business strategy as well as further cementing relationships with key players in the payment ecosystem.”
Javier Perez, Founder and Managing Partner at Global PayTech Ventures and Non-Executive Director at Paysend, said: “I am delighted to be joining such a pioneering and fast-growing company in Paysend. The company is positively disrupting the payments market in making financial services more accessible and inclusive for individual people and small businesses. I am hugely excited by Paysend’s potential to become the number one payments platform of choice for customers around the world.”
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