Paysafe Group has strengthened its senior team with the appointment of Ismail Dawood as its new Group Chief Financial Officer.
Dawood will be based in the US and will report into Paysafe CEO, Philip McHugh, when he joins the company on September 28.
Philip McHugh, Paysafe CEO, stated on the appointment: “Izzy is a talented finance executive with a proven track record in strategic thinking and driving impressive results. I know he will be a real asset to our team as we continue our path to become the world’s leading specialized payments platform.”
Dawood brings to Paysafe a proven track record of over 25 years in financial leadership and has previously held CFO positions in both public and private organizations. His extensive experience includes corporate finance, treasury, investor relations, tax, financial planning and analysis, operational performance management, controllership, M&A and strategy.
Dawood joins Paysafe from Branch International, a financial services organization targeting the mobile generation, where he was their CFO. Before that, he was CFO for WageWorks, who administered consumer-directed benefits (CBDs), and prior to that he held CFO roles at Santander Consumer USA and BNY Mellon. Earlier in his career, he spent 14 years in a range of finance and corporate leadership roles at Wells Fargo, a leading financial services company.
Dawood added: “Paysafe has a very diversified and highly relevant payments offering and never before has the digital payments industry felt more exciting. I very much look forward to being part of this ambitious company’s future growth story.”