Airwallex appoints new EMEA General Manager to double down on regional growth
Airwallex, a global fintech platform, today announced Pranav Sood has joined as its new General Manager, EMEA and will lead the company’s next phase of growth as it continues to expand across the region.
Airwallex first established its presence in EMEA in 2019 and has witnessed tremendous growth since, with a regional team of more than 100 people. Continuing with this momentum, Pranav will be responsible for continuing the business’ strong growth trajectory, driving Airwallex’s strategy, growth, operations, product development and talent across EMEA, whilst being a Director Designate of Airwallex (UK) Limited and Airwallex (Netherlands) B.V.
Jack Zhang, Co-founder and CEO of Airwallex said, “I am excited to welcome Pranav to Airwallex as we strengthen our foothold in EMEA. His fintech expertise alongside his strong track record and ability to scale businesses will be invaluable as we continue to grow our presence in the region, providing a full suite of payment solutions through our diversified product stack. I look forward to having Pranav onboard, as we look towards becoming a truly global technology business that supports the entrepreneurs, business builders and makers with opportunities in every corner of the world.”
Pranav Sood, Airwallex’s GM for EMEA, said, “Globalisation and digitalisation have driven an explosion in cross-border payment volumes over the past few years. Airwallex sits at the heart of both of these trends, with its financial infrastructure already enabling thousands of businesses around the world to grow without borders. Over the past couple of years, I’ve witnessed the business’ rapid growth across EMEA and I couldn’t be more excited to be joining a stellar EMEA team at such a critical juncture.”
Pranav joins from London-based fintech GoCardless, where in his most recent role as VP, Small Business he led a global, cross-functional team responsible for all aspects of the customer journey and the majority of the company’s revenue. During his tenure he oversaw a doubling in GoCardless’ SME revenue, growing its active customer base to ~75,000 SMEs. In his almost 5 years at GoCardless, Pranav also took on other leadership roles, including both International Expansion and Business Operations & Strategy. He led GoCardless’ growth into North America, Australia and across Europe, as well as company strategy and fundraising. Pranav started his career at Bain & Company, working in the firm’s London, Mumbai and Melbourne offices.