Paysafe, a specialised payments platform, announced this week that it has managed to recruit Sujit Unni from Barclays, to join the company as its Chief Technology Officer (CTO).
The appointment of Unni significantly strengthens the company’s technology leadership team. As the CTO, he is in charge of driving Paysafe’s technology strategy, as well as the design and architecture of its end to end technology landscape.
Unni is based in the payments company’s London office and he reports to Roy Aston, Group Chief Information Officer (CIO), the statement published on Thursday revealed.
Unni joins Paysafe from Barclays
Most recently, Unni was the CIO, Lending Platforms for Barclays UK business. In this position, he was responsible for a range of duties, including product development and technology.
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During his career, which spans for more than a decade, Unni has worked at a number of major banks. In particular, in 2005 he started working for HSBC Bank, where he was employed for five years. His final role with the bank was Vice President – Global Transaction Banking.
He has also worked at JPMorgan Chase, where he was an Executive Director. One of his key achievements during his tenure was consolidating the firm’s finance and accounting applications into a single SAP platform, according to his LinkedIn profile.
Commenting on the appointment, Roy Aston, Group CIO of Paysafe, said in the statement: “I am delighted to welcome Sujit to Paysafe at such an exciting time in our growth journey and I’m confident he will be a real asset to our technology leadership team as we drive forward our vision of being the world’s leading specialised payments platform. Sujit’s wealth of experience in the payments industry and strong technical knowledge will bring huge value to the team.”
Prior to joining Barclays in 2017, Unni oversaw enterprise technology at Vantiv, which was acquired by Worldpay. During his time there, he was responsible for the integration of four acquisitions including Mercury, Lytle and NPC.