Adyen appoint new president

Payment technology provider Adyen are continuing their expansion into the Asia-Pacific market by appointing Warren Hayashi as their new president for the region.

Adyen, who already provide over 250 payment methods and 187 transaction currencies through online and point-of-sale (POS) transactions, are continuing with their rapid expansion into Asia.

‘‘We have ambitious plans in Asia that we highlighted last December when we announced US$250 million in funding from investors including Singapore-based Temasek [Holdings],’’  said Pieter van der Does, chief executive officer of Adyen.

Hayashi has been hired to oversee Adyen’s partnerships with over 40 Asian payment groups, such as Alipay, Tenpay and China UnionPay in China, JCB and Konbini in Japan, Mandiri clickpay, and Samsung and Hyundai cards in South Korea.

‘‘Warren’s deep expertise in payments technology, as well as extensive experience across North America and Asia, mean he is the ideal lead to drive our growth forward in these crucial market,’’ continued van der Does.

Hayashi joins Adyen from Pay Pal, where he served as head of core payments in Asia-Pacific.

‘‘Asia Pacific has the highest online and mobile commerce growth in the world, and there is a big opportunity to simplify payments. Our technology allows merchants to focus on business expansion instead of investing precious resources to navigate the region’s complex payment landscape,’’ said Hayashi.

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