PayExpo Europe 2018

8-9 October 2019
Business Design Centre, London


Chris Fletcher

Chris Fletcher

Global Head of Digital & Channel Partnerships, Global Payments, Western Union
United Kingdom
Chris is a senior executive with a track record for delivering digital transformation and exponential growth. He has extensive experience in fintech across both global corporations and start-ups. With a passion for innovation, Chris enjoys disruptive environments and thinks the next evolution of payments will be in digitizing the international small business sector.

In his current role as Global Head of Digital and Channel Partnership at Western Union Business Solutions, he drives the digital first proposition; creating a digital community for international commerce and eliminating the friction from cross-border B2B payments. Since February 2019, he also has global responsibility for all types of B2B channel partnerships from referrals to integration and white label.

Previously, he was Chief Commercial Officer with Kashing Limited which provides a full suite of payments services and technology to small businesses. During this time, he was also an independent advisor, angel investor and Board member for several start-ups and continues to advise the board for two of the companies.

As SVP for Product at Worldpay, he led the global ecommerce product team and was responsible for all products including acquiring, transformation, gateway services, alternative payment methods, risk, FX, treasury and developer content.

With American Express (Amex), he launched new products in the areas of mobile payments (Apple Pay), contactless ticketing (Transport for London), security, digital services, wallets and e-commerce.

He held several senior executive roles at Amex including Chairman of the Board for a subsidiary company and founder for a card services consultancy. Previous positions include Divisional Chief Operating Officer and Chief Information Officer in charge of opening the payments infrastructure to financial institutions.
  • PayExpo is fantastic because it has thought provoking discussions and is a great place to connect with other leaders in the industry.
    Megan Caywood
    Starling Bank
  • Very well organised, covering all the key topics with an inclusive and relevant speaker and exhibitor base.
    Helene Panzarino
    Rainmaking Colab Fintech
  • Very wide ranging and varied content with a good mix of fact and opinions, hotly debated.
    Ian Dawson
    Hays Travel Limited
  • This is both a networking event and a trade show, and should be in everyone's diary.
    Paul Love Twelves
    Open Payments Cloud
  • Had a great time across the two days, very well looked after and heard some interesting things about the industry. Look forward to returning next year!
    Jon Ellis
    Atom Bank
  • PayExpo 2018 was fantastic with a great variety in exhibitors as well as content for talks and debates. We found some very good potential partners that will help us make a major impact in the banking industry over the next few years.
    Simon Phillips
    Money Global Limited
  • I really liked the sessions and panel discussions and I am looking forward to some more presentations.
    Liisi Kirsipuu
  • I found the event very interesting and lively, I really liked the presentations in theatre 2 as I am coming from a payments area I found them very informative.
    Martynas Rajuncios
    Lietuvos Bankas


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