Fayyaz Ansari appointed new Chief Financial Officer of AstroPay

AstroPay has appointed Fayyaz Ansari as the firm’s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) overseeing all aspects of its global financial management activities. 

With 20 years experience in the finance sector, Ansari will bring extensive knowledge and understanding to AstroPay’s team having worked for payment companies such as Skrill, Neteller, and Income Access

Based in the UK, Ansari worked as CFO for AstroPay subsidiary Income Access working as the head of their digital wallet division and board member, undergoing activities for its regulated entities. 

Ansari spoke on his new position at AstroPay, stating: “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to join AstroPay as the next step in my career. I am excited about working with a team that is passionate about the business, has a clear strategy and always puts customers’ needs first. 

“With its commitment to global expansion, a strong business model, a focus on diversity and proud history, AstroPay is well positioned for extraordinary growth and impact. I believe the company’s unique value proposition and strong foundation will allow the business to grow and execute its vision of making payments much more accessible to customers around the world.”

AstroPay believes Ansari’s wealth of  leadership experience in controllership, treasury, financial planning, strategic planning, and more, will benefit the company long into the future. 

Mikael Lijtenstein, CEO of AstroPay, commented on Ansari’s appointment: “I am 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 essential in implementing our strategic plans to accelerate growth and position AstroPay for the future. Fayyaz and the team will contribute to our mission of providing financial freedom to millions of people worldwide. He is an excellent addition to the AstroPay team and I look forward to working with him in our journey.”