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Adyen appoints ex-Netflix head Kamran Zaki, president, North America

08 January 2014  |  1879 views  |  0 Source: Adyen

Adyen, the global provider of international and multichannel payment solutions, today announced the appointment of Kamran Zaki as President - Adyen North America.

The company also announced it will relocate its North American headquarters from Boston to San Francisco to strengthen its presence in Silicon Valley and be closer to the majority of its customers.

Kamran joins Adyen from Netflix, where he served as the Head of Global Payments for the past two years and helped expand the Netflix streaming service to more than 40 million members across more than 40 countries. Prior to Netflix, Kamran spent seven years at PayPal. During his tenure there, he headed up payments teams across Europe, North America and Emerging Markets (LatAm, Middle East and Africa), helping build out PayPal's extensive network of payment solutions and partners.

At Adyen, Kamran will oversee all North American operations, including sales, marketing, product development and customer support, and will be responsible for expanding Adyen's business throughout the region. Peter Caparso, who previously served as President – North America, will continue to lead all of Adyen's commercial activities in the US market.

"We are excited to welcome Kamran as President of Adyen - North America, where his extensive global payments expertise – from both the payment provider and corporate perspective – will be invaluable for accelerating Adyen's growth," said Pieter van der Does, CEO of Adyen. "The US is a very strategic market for Adyen, having experienced a fantastic growth in the region last year. We look forward to Kamran driving our future success and building the Adyen brand here as we continue expanding our portfolio of payment solutions for some of the most admired US companies."

"Adyen has a very strong value proposition for mid- to enterprise-sized merchants looking to expand their business globally," said Kamran. "In my experience, no other payments company offers merchants a broader set of services, or is as merchant-focused as Adyen. I am very impressed with the team at Adyen, which brings together a unique set of international payments experience and knowledge." 

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