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Meet the PayU Leadership Team

Laurent Le Moal

Laurent le Moal

Chief Executive Officer

Laurent was appointed CEO, PayU in January 2016 and is a member of the Naspers Executive Team. He is responsible for developing our global fintech proposition, including all payments and credit operations across 18 high-growth markets as well as all strategic fintech investments. 

Laurent has recently guided the company to profitability and PayU's volume of payments (TPV) has doubled in the last two years to nearly $30 billion. He has secured more than $350 million of investments in fintech partnerships and acquisitions, notably Citrus Pay in India, Kreditech in Germany and Remitly in the US, where he is also a member of the board. 

Laurent brings extensive knowledge of digital payments and emerging markets to PayU. He worked eleven years at PayPal, concluding his career there as Vice President and General Manager for Continental Europe, Russia, Middle East and Africa. 

Laurent previously worked as a business analyst at McKinsey and in 1999 founded TalentManager, a leading recruitment software provider. There he spent three years successfully growing the business before selling the Italian operation. 

Laurent holds an MBA from the London Business School and is a graduate of Bocconi University in Italy and HEC in France. 

Aakash Moondhra

Aakash Moondhra

Chief Financial Officer

A Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary, Moondhra is also an MBA from the Southern Methodist University - Cox School of Business, in the US with Beta Gamma Sigma Honors. Previously, he worked as the CFO of Snapdeal, where he was also responsible for Legal, Corporate Affairs, Internal Controls and Risk. During his time at Snapdeal, Moondhra contributed to their 100X growth in GMV, raised USD 1 billion from marquee investors and closed multiple acquisitions. Over the last 20 years, Moondhra has worked with ANZ Grindlays Bank, Andersen Consulting, AT&T and Bharti Group in various roles and even spent time as an entrepreneur selling readymade kitchens in India.

Matthias Setzer

Matthias Setzer

Chief Commercial Officer

Matthias joined PayU as the Chief Commercial Officer in October 2016. In this role he is responsible for PayU’s cross-border business, global sales, key accounts, strategic partnerships and marketing & PR. Before joining PayU, he worked with PayPal for over 12 years in various roles, most recently as their Senior Director Strategic Partnerships & Biz Development EMEA, based in Luxembourg. Matthias holds a Masters degree from WHU in Vallendar, Germany.

Mario Shiliashki

Mario Shiliashki

Chief Executive Officer, Payments 

Mario Shiliashki was appointed CEO of PayU EMEA in October 2015. Before joining PayU Mario was Senior Vice President and Group Head of Global Emerging Payments at MasterCard. Prior to MasterCard, Mario was the Managing Director of PayPal in Asia, where he launched PayPal in Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, India, Thailand and Vietnam, growing the business to over $100M in revenue. Mario is an advisor to Metamorphic Ventures in NYC and loves helping early stage businesses. In his early career, Mario was an equity analyst at Goldman Sachs and subsequently a strategy consultant at Bain. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Economics from Bryant University.

Siddhartha Jajodia

Siddhartha Jajodia

Head of Credit 

Sid is currently the Head of Credit at PayU. He is responsible for leading PayU's global credit strategy which is built on three pillars: in-house developments, partnerships and acquisitions and investments. Sid leads PayU in developing innovative credit services to support consumers and SMBs, using market-leading technology to open access to credit in underserved regions across the world. Sid also serves as a Board Member for PaySense. 

Prior to his role with PayU, Sid held various roles at Lending Club, most recently as their Chief Investment Officer. At Lending Club, he was also responsible for overseeing the small business loan segment including product development, credit policy, underwriting, sales and operations. Before this, he was a Senior Vice President at Capital One Bank and Head of Small Business Lending. He has extensive experience in developing data-driven strategies for risk management, customer acquisition, and product development across Consumer and SMB segments. 

Anirban India CEO

Anirban Mukherjee

Chief Executive Officer, India

Anirban Mukherjee is a part of PayU's global leadership team and holds the position of Chief Executive officer, PayU India. Anirban brings to PayU two decades of experience in global payments, credit, and digital banking gained in the US, India, and broader Asia-Pacific region. He has long been at the forefront of a changing financial services landscape and understands the opportunities exceptionally well. Most recently, Anirban was part of the leadership team at Jio, where he drove payments, merchant services, and digital financial services, serving as the Co-CEO of Reliance Payments Solution Ltd. Prior to Jio, Anirban worked with Standard Chartered Bank in India and APAC and with CapitalOne as a senior executive leader in the US. He has an MBA degree from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and is an alumnus of IIT, Kharagpur.

Fady Abdel-Nour

Fady Abdel-Nour

Global Head of M&A 

Fady Abdel-Nour is currently the Global Head of M&A and Investments for PayU. Prior to PayU, Fady spent 6 years with the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (“OTPP”, $190 billion under management) between its Toronto and Hong Kong offices. For most of his tenure he was focused on large minority investments in late stage private companies and public companies. Fady led OTPP’s first private investments in China, Southeast Asia, and India. Prior to OTPP, Fady spent 3 years in the Mergers & Acquisitions group of Scotiabank, a Canadian Investment bank based in Toronto where he worked on a variety of mandates including Scotiabank’s $3.2 billion acquisition of DundeeWealth and Enerflex’s hostile defense mandate. Fady holds a BBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University, where he graduated with Honours and is a CFA charterholder.

Vijay Agicha

Vijay Agicha 

Head of Strategy

Vijay Agicha heads Global Strategy for Naspers Fintech. Over the past 3 years, Vijay has been involved in scaling PayU’s Payments business and entering new verticals such as digital credit and remittances. Prior to joining Naspers, Vijay has worked for 11 years in Global Payments and Consulting business. In his last assignment, Vijay was a Vice President at Mastercard where he spent 5 years across multiple markets in AP & MEA region. He was responsible for setting up the Advisors practice in India, leading Corporate strategy for South Asia, and driving largescale Payments transformation and operational efficiency improvement initiatives with top banks. Before Mastercard, Vijay spent 6 years in McKinsey & Company as an Expert consultant where he worked extensively with payments players and financial sector companies across strategy, business model & M&A related issues. Vijay holds an MBA from the Sydenham Institute of Management Studies in Mumbai and a Bachelors in Management from Jai Hind College in Mumbai.

Patrick Ellis

Patrick Ellis

General Counsel

Patrick was appointed General Counsel of PayU in April 2015. He is responsible for legal, compliance, regulatory and public policy, and is a South African qualified lawyer who has worked both in private practice and in-house in South Africa, the United Kingdom, Australia and Dubai. Prior to joining PayU, Patrick was the head of legal, corporate and institutional for Standard Chartered Bank in the Middle East and Africa. Over the last 20 years Patrick has worked predominantly in the banking and finance sector and has worked with JPMorgan, BNP Paribas, Franklin Templeton Investments and Weil Gotshal & Manges.

Samuel Butler

Samuel Butler

Chief Information Security Officer

Sam is responsible for all aspects of Information Security within PayU, ensuring that PayU's services and assets are protected throughout its global operations. Over the last 20 years, Sam has worked predominantly within Financial Services, specialising in Cyber Security, Compliance and Risk Management. Sam has a degree in Computer Science at Macquarie University, Sydney with considerable expertise in IT Service Management and Operations, Enterprise Architecture and Design, as well as credentials as both an IT and Regulatory Auditor. Some of the companies Sam has previously worked for include Worldpay, First Data, Microsoft, Eircom and Thermo Fischer Scientific. With an interest in working with diverse cultures and markets, he has held global positions working in Australia as well as several European countries, including Germany, Ireland, UK and most recently the Netherlands.

Agnieszka Hałas

Agnieszka Hałas

Chief Human Resources Officer

Agnieszka (Aggie) is Chief Human Resources officer at PayU. Prior to PayU, Aggie lead the People part of Naspers B2C Segment Strategy for three years. Aggie has 20 years of experience leading multi-country HR functions in the high-tech and FMCG sectors. Aggie has driven culture development, people strategies and transformation initiatives for businesses at every stage from start-up through to maturity. Aggie's main priorities at PayU are supporting the team through the final stages of business transformation as well as co-creating and nurturing a cohesive PayU culture for the way forward. 

Ronen Morecki

Ronen Morecki 

Chief Technology Officer 

Ronen Morecki is an entrepreneur and an executive with over 20 years of experience in the enterprise software industry. Ronen identifies himself as an online payments hacker and business technology enthusiast. Currently Ronen is the CTO of PayU. Ronen was the technological visionary and backbone of ZOOZ, an Israeli company he co-founded 2010. Zooz was acquired by PayU in July 2018. With vast experience as a CTO, business, operations and engineering managers in both start-ups and large enterprise software companies, Ronen is specialized in online payments, fraud detection, security and enterprise applications and platforms

Ulrika Dellrud

Ulrika Dellrud 

Chief Privacy Officer 

Ulrika is Chief Privacy Officer at PayU, based in Brussels. She oversees and leads PayU’s global privacy program and its implementation and has a global team spread throughout the world, reporting to her. She provides legal advice and counsel to the business units and to local, regional and global data protection and privacy issues and projects. Ulrika has over 20 years of practical experience in privacy and has previously held various EMEA or global privacy positions with Oracle Corporation, Novartis Corporation, Iron Mountain, General Electric Company and has also worked in private practice. Ulrika has broad experience in data protection and privacy covers a wide range of operational, compliance, regulatory and policy matters. Ulrika is a graduate of Stockholm and Georgetown Universities and has also pursued advanced European legal studies at the College of Europe in Bruges. She is one of 10 members of the executive committee of the Georgetown University European Law Alumni Advisory Board, has been a member of the EU Advisory Board of the IAPP for four years and is currently a member of its Certification Advisory and the Women Leading Privacy Advisory Boards. She is a frequent speaker at various privacy conferences and often mentors new and upcoming privacy professionals.