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Pomelo Pay appoints Andrew Doukanaris as CEO for UK & Europe

By Megha Bhattacharya

June 09, 2021

  • Europe
  • Pomelo
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Digital payments platform Pomelo Pay has appointed Andrew Doukanaris as permanent CEO for the UK and Europe to lead its growth in the market, the company announced today. As CEO for the UK and Europe, Andrew will oversee the strengthening of Pomelo’s position as a leader in the digital payments sector in the UK. He will identify growth opportunities for the brand in new markets throughout Europe. Andrew will also support the team with product development and seek to grow Pomelo’s presence across Europe, drawing on Pomelo’s partnership with Mastercard.

Pomelo CEO Vincent Choi said, “Andrew’s appointment as permanent CEO for the UK and Europe is reflective of Pomelo’s significant growth over the past few months. His work helping us build the Pomelo product and brand to date has been instrumental in our success so far this year, and we look forward to welcoming him on board as a full-time member of the team.”

Andrew, who has been Chair of The Board since January 2019, has become CEO of the UK and Europe as of 7 June 2021. Andrew holds several other senior positions, including CEO of Flotta Consulting Ltd. and Fintech & Payments Consulting Ltd. He is also an Ambassador at Level39, supporting the growth of start-ups in the Fintech space and mentoring those looking to break into the industry. His previous experience includes roles at JCB Europe as Senior Vice President Marketing, Acceptance & Acquiring, and at Visa Europe as Vice President and Head of Merchant Acceptance Development & Acquiring Services

Pomelo Chairman and UK and Europe CEO Andrew Doukanaris added: “Having been consultant, board advisor and Chair to Pomelo I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to lead the business as CEO in the UK and Europe.

“In this capacity my role will be to learn from and develop my team’s knowledge and expertise to build successful partnerships within the ecosystem, including with businesses, merchants, cardholders, other Fintech partners and global payment schemes.
“To make this happen, we will build on our partnership with Mastercard Europe to issue cards and with key acquiring partners to grow acceptance and build awareness – and by doing so working to provide an alternative to the myriad of ‘me too’ solutions, including our oldest foe, cash.”

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