Paysend appoints US CFO

Source: Paysend

Paysend, the global card-to-card transfer pioneer and global payments platform, has appointed ex Ernst & Young auditor and American Express executive, Yuri Biondo as Chief Financial Officer for the Group’s US business.

Based in Miami, he will report directly to the Group CFO, Wilhelm Rohde, and work alongside US Region Managing Director, Jairo Riveros.

More recently Global Corporate Controller at Tribal Credit in Miami after a period as Vice President & Controller for Latin America and Caribbean for Visa, Yuri brings a wealth of financial services experience to Paysend, and will help to drive the successful delivery of the recently announced partnership between Paysend and Televisa Univision in the United States and Latin America.

Yuri will also have regulatory responsibility in relation to Paysend’s Money Transfer licences in the US.

Welcoming Yuri into the Paysend Group, Chief Executive, Ronald Millar said, “Yuri is a valuable addition to our executive team in the Americas region. The extensive experience that he brings will contribute to the growing footprint that Paysend has established both in North and South America and support the important partnership we now have with Televisa Univision. I am very pleased to welcome him into the Paysend family.”

Group CFO Wilhelm Rohde added “We are pleased to add further top payment industry talent to our bench which will support our growth trajectory”.

Jairo Riveros added to the welcome. “I very much look forward to working alongside Yuri. Good financial management is a key component of our business, and Yuri’s background and experience both strengthens our team in the US and brings us the disciplines that will support our expansion across the region.”

Yuri Biondo commented, “Paysend is a true success story. Over a relatively short period of time it has become one of the leading global money transfer services, and I am delighted to be joining the Group to play my part in the continued growth, working alongside Jairo.”

Paysend can send money to over 170 countries worldwide. As a global end-to-end payment platform, Paysend has its own global network of banks and international and local payment systems and has partnerships with the major international card networks Visa, Mastercard and China Union Pay as a principal member and certified processor.

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