Paul Cook joins Adyen as Global Acquiring MD

New appointment

Adyen has announced Paul Cook as Managing Director Global Acquiring. Paul will relocate to Adyen’s headquarters in Amsterdam, Netherlands, from his previous position as Head of Acceptance for Visa Inc, AP and CEMEA, in San Francisco. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to help accelerate the growth of Adyen globally.

Paul will be responsible for globally expanding Adyen’s acquiring solutions. He joins with several years of acquiring experience gained as Head of Acceptance at Visa Inc. Prior to Visa, Paul roles include Managing Director, Global Payment Acceptance at Barclays, and he has also been part of the executive team running RBS WorldPay.

The newly appointed MD Global Acquiring explained, “Adyen is at the forefront of the multichannel payments business and is rapidly growing in a market that holds huge potential. We will be focusing first and foremost on the needs of global merchants, further developing our acquiring capabilities across the world to facilitate access to local card payment brands as well as international card networks. I look forward to joining a passionate, creative team at Adyen.”

Pieter van der Does, CEO at Adyen commented, “We are delighted to welcome Paul in the strategic position of MD Global Acquiring. Over the past few years Adyen has established a unique global acquiring infrastructure that is used by the leading brands in global commerce. Paul will provide the expertise and experience we need to drive us forward in this space and consolidate Adyen’s position as a leading innovator in the global payment industry.”

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