CEO Acquiring & Card Solutions, Paysafe
Since Andrea joined Paysafe Group Plc (formerly Optimal Payments Plc) in February 2013, she has established Paysafe’s Acquiring Business in Europe which went live in 2014. She has also scaled up the card issuing business to become one of the top white-label prepaid providers in Europe. As CEO, Andrea’s portfolio includes strategic leadership and P&L management of Paysafe’s Merchant Acquiring, Payment Processing and Card Solutions divisions for Europe.
With over 16 years’ experience in the financial sector, Andrea has in-depth knowledge across many aspects of payments; from Acquiring and Issuing, to Mobile solutions.
Prior to joining Paysafe, Andrea ran her own consultancy and led successful programmes for organisations such as Barclaycard, CapitalOne, Experian and Royal Bank of Scotland. Andrea also has extensive experience in delivering complex programmes for large high-transactional e-commerce and payments companies such as MasterCard and Visa, where she was responsible for the successful delivery of Visa Europe’s Olympic NFC Mobile Programme and Mobile Gateway solution.
Before becoming a consultant, Andrea served in the Royal Air Force, serving over 10 years in Telecommunications engineering.