Skrill has announced that Nilesh Pandya, former Chief Financial Officer, has taken on a newly created role as Senior Vice President of Emerging Markets.
Pandya will focus on leading Skrill’s strategic initiative, which allows consumers in high-growth markets to connect to the digital world via mobile money. His responsibilities include developing and managing the team working with mobile network operators and online organisations, helping to drive remittances and e-commerce transactions across several markets.
Pandya has worked for Skrill since October 2010 when he joined as Group CFO. Prior to joining Skrill, Pandya held the role of Group Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Powerplate International.
Siegfried Heimgaertner, CEO of Skrill, said: “We are delighted to see Nilesh take on the significant role of SVP of Emerging Markets. As CFO, Nilesh played a pivotal part in Skrill’s history and will now help to shape its future. Nilesh has all of the required development expertise and knowledge of the industry to lead our emerging markets and Mobile Network Operator strategic initiative from strength to strength.”
Alexander Filshie, a mentor to ICAEW's Financial Talent Executive Network, handed the newly created CFO role at Worldfirst
The personal finance startup has added another banking heavyweight to its board of directors, raising $5m in the process.
The payments processing startup has moved quickly to allay concerns over its CEO's ability to run two multi-billion companies by adding heavyweight financial experience to the company leadership.
Visa has hired former Acting US Trade Representative Demetrios Marantis from Square as senior vice president, Global Government Relations.