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OpenPayd announces new Chief Product Officer and Chief Growth Officer

  • Fidor’s former Managing Director Europe, Sophie Guibaud, appointed as Chief Growth Officer  
  • Sainsbury’s former Head of Payments, Adam Bialy, joins as Chief Product Officer 
  • The senior appointments will focus on technology development and accelerating growth

London, UK, 14 October 2019: OpenPayd today announces the appointment of Adam Bialy as Chief Product Officer and Sophie Guibaud as Chief Growth Officer.

Sophie joins OpenPayd from Fidor, where she was appointed as Vice President of European Expansion in 2015, becoming Managing Director Europe in 2018. She began her career in investment banking before joining a growth capital fund. After launching HelloFresh, she led product strategy and commercialisation at Bankable, before establishing Fidor in the UK. 

Adam joins OpenPayd with extensive experience in the payments and financial technology industry. He brings a broad range of product development knowledge from his prior role as Head of Payments at Sainsbury’s and senior roles at Ukash, FIS, Raiffeisen Bank and Elavon.

These strategic hires come at a pivotal time for OpenPayd as it continues to develop new banking and payments solutions, and grow its client base. Sophie and Adam will be a crucial part of developing and implementing initiatives within OpenPayd and advancing its modular platform to serve the needs of today’s corporates. The flexible technology enables businesses such as financial institutions, FX Brokers, cryptocurrency exchanges, e-commerce platforms and SMEs to quickly and easily access a customisable range of international banking products.  

Iana Dimitrova, Chief Executive of OpenPayd, commented: “Adam and Sophie’s impressive experience and expertise mean we are better placed to accelerate the development of our customisable technology and growth of the business. I am delighted to welcome them to the team as we continue to expand our product offering and global reach.” 

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About OpenPayd

OpenPayd is opening up banking and payments for businesses globally, through its modular technology platform. It offers businesses customisable solutions across any combination of banking, payments, FX and managed services modules.  All products are underpinned by a global network of licences. Its flexible technology enables businesses to quickly access and offer the products they require either to scale their existing business or launch new customer propositions internationally.

 OpenPayd is headquartered in London and provides its banking and payments services through a network of affiliated companies, whose corporate presence extends to Malta, USA, Turkey, Bulgaria, Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Singapore and Brazil.

To learn more, visit www.openpayd.com