UK-based Paysend has appointed Wilhelm Rohde as its new group chief financial officer (CFO), effective 1 September 2022.
Rohde joins from Swisscard, a joint venture between American Express and Credit Suisse, where he held the role of CFO and was a member of the executive board.
Prior to joining Swisscard, he spent more than a decade at American Express in international business development and finance leadership positions, and also previously held consulting roles at Deloitte and Capgemini.
Paysend chair Abdul Abdulkerimov says Rohde’s experience in helping payments companies to scale and “navigate hyper-growth journeys” will benefit the firm “as operational and financial growth remain important catalysts for the next stage of our growth story”.
The company has recently launched an SME-focused end-to-end payments platform and forged partnerships with Deel and Currencycloud.
Additionally, the firm has added 50 new receiving countries to its global payments network since 2022, with a target to reach 8 million customers by the end of the year.
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