Paysend appoints Wilhelm Rohde as CFO as epic growth phase continues

Rick Steves

“His experience in helping payments companies to scale and navigate hyper-growth journeys will be invaluable to us as operational and financial growth remain important catalysts for the next stage of our growth story.”

Paysend has appointed a new Group Chief Financial Officer, Wilhelm Rohde.

The highly experienced senior finance executive joins the payments firm from Swisscard AECS GmbH – a joint venture between American Express / Credit Suisse Joint Venture – where he held the role of CFO and was a member of the Executive Board.

He spent over a decade at American Express in international business development and finance leadership roles, and he also held consulting roles at Deloitte and Cap Gemini.

“Invaluable to us as operational and financial growth remain important catalysts”

Abdul Abdulkerimov, Chairman at Paysend, said: “We’re hugely excited to have Wilhelm join Paysend as Group CFO. His experience in helping payments companies to scale and navigate hyper-growth journeys will be invaluable to us as operational and financial growth remain important catalysts for the next stage of our growth story.”

Wilhelm Rohde, Group CFO at Paysend, said: “I am excited to join Paysend, a global leader in the payments space that has and will change how money is moved around the world.”

Paysend has recently launched a new Paysend Business product that aims to accelerate the financial growth of small and medium-sized enterprises by providing them with the end-to-end payments platform.

Other past company announcements include landmark partnerships with Deel and Currencycloud that complement Paysend’s borderless payments ecosystem where businesses can disperse funds instantly, anytime and anywhere.

Paysend eyes 60% customer growth YoY

Paysend currently allows users to send money to over 170 countries worldwide after having added 50 new receiving countries to its global payments network earlier this year. The firm expects to reach the milestone 8 million customers globally later this year.

In late 2021, Paysend appointed ex-Mastercard President Javier Perez as a non-executive director of the board. At the time, the firm was celebrating 5 million customers, obtained in under five years. This means that Paysend is likely to achieve about 60% growth in its customer base this year alone.

The firm had raised an additional $125 million Series B investment round in May 2021, and it Deloitte ranked Paysend the third fastest growing technology company in the UK last year.

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