Payments Summit is a dynamic event that transcends borders, bringing together industry leaders and experts to explore the forefront of payments innovation across rising economies. As we expand our horizons, we embrace these growing markets to highlight their immense growth potential. The upcoming edition of Payments Summit is set to unlock remarkable opportunities, fostering a global landscape of connected digital commerce and payments.
Join us to open potentials with select content and insights curated singly for the attending audience and connect with leading names from the payment industry while fostering bonds and driving future growth. Let's shape the next Payments Summit chapter where trends reign, networking flourish, and payments' future in rising markets becomes tangible.
Explore how Pix is evolving to accommodate recurrence, revolutionizing Brazil’s real‑time payment landscape. Join the conversation as we delve into the latest trends and insights shaping this groundbreaking payment method.
Discover the transformative impact of Mobile Money, a force driving financial inclusion and propelling African economies. Gain insights into its role as an Alternative Payment Method that contributes significantly to the continent’s GDP.
Unlock the secrets behind the digital payments landscape in South Africa, where cards and Instant EFT work hand‑in‑hand to shape the nation’s financial ecosystem.
Nobel Peace Prize 2006
Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus is the father of microcredit, the father of social business, the founder of Grameen Bank, in Bangladesh, a full-fledged bank for providing loans to the poor, mostly women, in rural Bangladesh. Today Grameen Bank has over 8.4 million borrowers, 97% of whom are women and disburses over one and a half billion US dollars each year.
Head of Payments for LatAm
Emmanuel is the Head of Payments for Latin America at Uber. He leads Uber's regional strategy and operations for Payments and Financial Products. Prior to working at Uber, Emmanuel led the Retail business and digital ventures for Banco Sabadell in Mexico and worked as a strategy consultant for Oliver Wyman in New York.
Over more than 30 years, Tania has built a solid career in technology. She took over the leadership of Microsoft in Brazil in 2019, aiming to contribute to digital transformation through innovative solutions. Before Microsoft, she worked for almost two decades at Schneider Electric. She also leads projects focused on sustainability, diversity and inclusion.
Latin America President for Cloud
With broad experience in technology, Eduardo took over the lead of Google Cloud for Latin America in 2019, when Google expanded its efforts in the region to promote business transformation through cloud computing. Prior to Google, Lopez served Oracle for more than 20 years.
Head of PIX Management and Operation
Central Bank of Brazil
Carlos heads Pix Management and Operations at Brazil's Central Bank. Graduated in engineering and law, specializing in finance, he led Pix's implementation process in Brazil, and is currently leading and driving Pix's evolving agenda. Brandt coordinates Pix Forum, a permanent advisory committee, whose purpose is to support BCB in its role of establishing the Pix rulebook.
Head of Payments
Rubens leads the Payments, Cards and Accounts divisions at the bank and is also a member of the Board of Directors in various companies and enterprises of the Itaú Unibanco Group. Before that, he served at Citibank, Credicard and Banco CCF Brasil. He holds an Executive MBA from IBMEC, Leadership Transition from INSEAD and Leading Organizations and Change from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
DGA Negocio Adquirente
Constanza has over 25 years’ experience in financial industry and expertise in product and digital development, innovation, affluent proposition, sales and finance with responsibility for Mexico, USA, Latin America and Asian markets. She started her career at American Express and has worked for MBNA, Bank of America, Visa, Scotiabank, HSBC and Mastercard.
EVP of Market Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC)
With over 18 years’ experience in the payments industry, Kiki oversees the region's corporate strategy and market transformation, and business development efforts with fintech partners, merchant relationships, digital partners, government engagement, and payment service providers. She holds a master’s degree in business with a concentration in finance and strategy from Emory University.
Head of Payments for Brazil
Following 3 years as GM for Amazon’s North America B&M Gift Cards business in the US, Canada and Mexico, since 2019, Leandro has headed up payments for Amazon Brazil and LatAm Expansion. Prior to this, Leandro spent 14 years in business development, strategy consulting and banking in both Brazil and the US.
President of Global Payments
Paula heads the EBANX's global teams of Sales, Marketing, Operations, and Expansion across the Americas, Asia, and Europe, focusing on expanding the range of EBANX services used by digital economy giants worldwide. She has over 29 years of executive experience leading multinational technology companies in Brazil and Latin America, such as Google, Microsoft and Meta, among others.
Head of Payments for Americas
Jose leads payments strategy in the Americas for PlayStation since 2020, partnering with service providers to identify, evaluate and implement new business solutions. He holds a MBA at SDA Bocconi School of Management and has broad experience on payments, having worked with companies such as Mastercard and the World Economic Forum. Prior to Sony, he worked at Western Union as senior product manager connecting domestic money transfer competitors to the Western Union global payout network.
Head of Payments & Platform BD
Mark's team is responsible for US & international growth of Coinbase's three business lines - Retail, Institutional, and Developer - through partnerships with banks, payments providers, and other financial institutions. Prior to Coinbase, he held various roles at Google, including launching Google Pay in the United States and growing Android Pay in Russia. He graduated from Georgetown University.
Head of Products EMEA
Gaurang is in charge of designing and developing fit-for-purpose solutions and regional strategies that enable customers to benefit from an expanding digital economy amidst the accelerating growth of digital payments and electronic payments. He brings 20+ years of experience in digitization, technology, banking and payments, working with global companies such as Infosys, ICICI Bank, Visa and now Mastercard.
Director of Global Payments
Ana has been in the payments scene for over 20 years, with a solid background, having worked for issuers, such as Banco Itaú and American Express, as well as for global merchants. At Microsoft she leads payments strategy and partnership management globally.
CEO and Founder
Edu Lyra created the NGO Gerando Falcões, a social development ecosystem designed to accelerate the impact of favela leaders across Brazil through a network of more than 1,000 NGOs and social projects. He was chosen by the World Economic Forum as one of the young Brazilians who can change the world.
Co-founder and CEO
João is the CEO of EBANX and leads the expansion of EBANX to new markets in Latin America and Africa. Prior to that, he served as Chief Operations Officer and as Chief Technology Officer and was at the forefront of important projects in the fintech's expansion, such as building the global commercial team and launching 50 new integrations and payment methods in the company's B2B solutions.
Executive Committee member
Alexandre leads business areas related to the needs of individual clients, such as Cards, Real Estate Credit, Vehicles, Payroll, among others. Prior to Itaú, he served other major financial institutions in the country, focusing on credit, innovation and digital transformation. He holds a degree in Computer Engineering from the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo and an MBA from the European Institute of Business Administration in France.
Director of Africa Market Development
With more than 13 years of experience in African countries, Wiza specializes in setting up and operating high-performance technology startups across Africa. He has founded and built B2B and B2C tech startups and holds a Bachelor's in Information Systems Technology from the United States International University.
Chief Commercial Officer
Over 23 years' experience in the ICT sphere, Kesheni has local and international Client Relationship Development and Sales expertise spanning multiple industries including Media, Telecommunications, Consumer Goods, Automotive, and Airline, besides key exposure to the strategic, business development, outsourcing and operational functions of a business. Prior to Ozow, she has served Accenture and IBM South Africa.
Head of Commerce for EMEA
Tristan is a payments professional with over twenty years of experience in the industry and the financial sector having also worked at Barclays Bank, Visa Inc, Visa Europe and American Express. Tristan has worked for Uber Payments BV in the Netherlands for almost 2 years as the CEO & Chairperson for Uber Payments BV and for almost one year as the Head of Commerce for EMEA.
Co-founder and Chairperson
Alphonse is a Brazilian lawyer and entrepreneur and one of the co-founders of EBANX. He was the CEO of EBANX from its foundation in 2012 until May 2021, when he took on the position of Executive Chairperson, leading the company's strategic expansion.
Director for Latin America and Iberia
Alain Delcourt is Territory Director of Latin America & Iberia for Xsolla. He has 20 years of expertise in ecommerce, payments, and digital goods distribution in Latin America. Prior to XSolla, Alain co-founded several ventures and managed Pagseguro International, which turned him into a versatile executive, known for his skills to build multicultural teams and highly collaborative work environments.
Senior International Marketing Manager
Crystal has been working in international growth marketing across the tech, fashion, and beauty industries over the last 7 year. Currently at Revolve, she is helping drive global expansion through performance marketing initiatives and global payments strategies and partnerships.
Senior Product Manager
Andrew comes from a management consulting and fintech background with experiences across the UK, US, Europe and Australia. He drove the international expansion and partnerships of GoCardless. Currently he is driving Canva’s growth by executing on its’ payment localisation strategy, with the aim to achieve Canva’s mission to empower the world to design.
Co-founder and Board Member
Wagner has extensive knowledge in cross-border trade and electronic payments which have been acquired through over 15 years of experience within the financial world. He studied Economics at Mackenzie University in Brazil and is a specialist of fintech finance, regulatory systems, risk and compliance, and business opportunities in times of crisis.
Americas Regional Managing Director
Prior to joining Coinbase, Fabio held various leadership roles at Uber, including overseeing the launch and expansion of Uber in Brazil. Fabio served as the VP of New Businesses at PicPay, a leading financial services technology company focused on building digital wallets. He holds an MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and a degree in Business Administration from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil.
Chief Commercial Officer
Rogelio leads the commercial relationship with all Payment Facilitators and Financial Entities, in order to provide Niubiz's customers the best in class services and features. Before Niubiz, Rogelio worked for companies such as Citibank, Scotiabank and Toll Brothers Inc.
Head of Google Pay Latin America
Joined the Google Pay team in 2021, with over 20 years of experience in the payments and financial services industry. Prior to Google, Natacha has worked as a consultant with McKinsey and Kearney focused on Financial Institutions and Digital Businesses and as an executive with focused on digital channels strategy and customer experience.
Head Business Development
Americas at NPCI International Payments Ltd. (NIPL)
With extensive experience of over 16+ years in the Payments domain, Maria has been with NPCI for over 3 years now. Prior stint was as one of the founding product manager for India’s Fast payments platform ‘Unified payments Interface’ (UPI) at National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI). She also served 9+ years in the Merchant Acquiring business at Axis Bank, leading private sector Bank.
São Paulo, a city teeming with energy, will be the vibrant backdrop for this year's Payments Summit. With its dynamic blend of innovation, culture, and endless possibilities, São Paulo offers an outstanding experience for attendees.
Immerse yourself in the cosmopolitan charm of this thriving metropolis, where towering skyscrapers coexist with hidden gems, from Michelin‑starred restaurants to bustling street food markets, parks, and museums, waiting to be discovered. As you embrace the spirit of São Paulo, seize the opportunity to forge new connections, gain insights from industry leaders, and immerse yourself in the fascinating culture that sets this city apart.
Since the first edition of the event in 2018, EBANX has created an environment filled with opportunities for companies to expand their business across these regions and for everyone who believes emerging markets are the must‑go places for business.
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Brought in two chapters, the 2020 Summit looked at the status of the Latin American e‑commerce market and its powerful relevance in the global scenario and the new financial landscape in the region, deeply impacted by the digitization of consumption and payment methods due to the pandemic.
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The Latin America Summit 2022 in Mexico City was a remarkable success, uniting global industry leaders. Over three exciting days, attendees engaged in inspiring discussions on cutting‑edge topics such as regulatory frameworks, instant payments, and the transformative impact of the digital revolution on e‑commerce and super apps across LatAm.