AstroPay has appointed Fayyaz Ansari as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
Fayyaz has worked in finance for over 20 years and brings a deep understanding of the global payments industry. Before joining AstroPay, he worked at Skrill, NETELLER & Income Access (part of Paysafe Group Plc) as CFO of the Digital Wallet Division and board member of the regulated companies. He will be based in the UK and will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of AstroPay’s global financial management and operations.
Fayyaz’s extensive leadership experience includes controllership, treasury, financial planning and analysis, tax restructuring, corporate finance, performance management, M&A and strategic planning. He also led other aspects of the finance function spanning banking, investments and financial systems, and was involved in fundraising and coordinating trade sale/IPO exit efforts.
“I’m delighted to welcome Fayyaz to AstroPay, where he will undoubtedly make an immediate impact as we aim to become the world’s leading payments platform. His wealth of experience will be instrumental in executing our strategic plans to accelerate growth and position AstroPay for the future. Fayyaz and the team will contribute to our mission to bring financial freedom to millions of people worldwide. He is an excellent addition to the AstroPay team and I look forward to working with him on our journey,” said Mikael Lijtenstein, CEO of AstroPay.
“I am very excited about the opportunity to join AstroPay as the next step in my career. I look forward to working with a team that is passionate about the business, has a clear strategy and always puts customer needs first. With a commitment to global expansion, a strong business model, a focus on diversity, and a proud history, AstroPay is well positioned to achieve exceptional growth and impact. I believe the company’s unique value proposition and strong foundation will enable the company to grow and fulfill its vision of making payments much more accessible for customers around the world,” said Fayyaz Ansari, CFO of AstroPay.