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Chirag Patel

President, Digital Wallets

Chirag Patel is an international payments executive with over 20 years’ experience gained in a diverse range of roles for well-known, global organizations. During his career he has launched and grown multiple consumer-facing and B2B payments products and services around the world including alternative payment methods, prepaid, card payments, and remittance. As part of this, he has managed P&Ls up to 5 billion euros in annual revenue and focused heavily on the customer experience, making decisions based on data and a strong strategic vision.

Chirag Patel is an international payments executive with over 20 years’ experience gained in a diverse range of roles for well-known, global organizations.  During his career he has launched and grown multiple consumer-facing and B2B payments products and services around the world including alternative payment methods, prepaid, card payments, and remittance. As part of this, he has managed P&Ls up to 5 billion euros in annual revenue and focussed heavily on the customer experience, making decisions based on data and a strong strategic vision.

Chirag joins Paysafe from Santander Group where he was Global Head of Payments.  While there, he successfully launched a global payment platform that significantly increased usage of the bank’s payments products and services.  Before Santander, Chirag was Head of Payments, Europe and International Expansion at Amazon where he owned the tech giant’s long-term vision and end-to-end roadmap for emerging payment technologies as well as European payment acceptance and international payment expansion. Before Amazon, he held senior executive roles in payments and financial services for other well-known financial institutions including Softcard (acquired by Google), American Express Services Europe Limited and Merchant Services Group Int.

Based in the UK, Chirag also has extensive experience of working in the US, where he has lived, as well as Asia and Latin America.

Featured articles and reports from Chirag

Has security won the war against convenience in online payments?

Sep 01, 2022 - Keeping their payment details safe is customers' top priority when they shop online. But that doesn't mean they're willing to jump through endless hoops or accept poor user experiences as the inevitable price of greater security.

  • Chirag Patel, President, Digital Wallets
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Keeping their payment details safe is customers' top priority when they shop online. But that doesn't mean they're willing to jump through endless hoops or accept poor user experiences as the inevitable price of greater security.

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Lost in Transaction 2022: 5 key findings from our latest research on consumer pa…

Jul 14, 2022 - How has the skyrocketing cost of living changed customers’ payment preferences? What are their expectations moving forward, and how do they fit with the payment trends we've been observing over the past few years? In April this year, we interviewed 11,000 consumers in 10 countries across Europe and the Americas to find out.

  • Chirag Patel, President, Digital Wallets
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How has the skyrocketing cost of living changed customers’ payment preferences? What are their expectations moving forward, and how do they fit with the payment trends we've been observing over the past few years? In April this year, we interviewed 11,000 consumers in 10 countries across Europe and the Americas to find out.

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The future for crypto at the checkout

May 24, 2022 - Major changes are taking place in the digital currency marketplace. The total number of cryptocurrency owners almost tripled in 2021, from 106 million to 295 million, and a recent report from Crypto.com predicted that number could reach one billion by the end of 2022.

  • Chirag Patel, President, Digital Wallets
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Major changes are taking place in the digital currency marketplace. The total number of cryptocurrency owners almost tripled in 2021, from 106 million to 295 million, and a recent report from Crypto.com predicted that number could reach one billion by the end of 2022.

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