Nuvei names Yuval Ziv Managing Director of SafeCharge
Nuvei, has appointed Yuval Ziv to Managing Director of SafeCharge and Head of Global Acquiring. Ziv will develop and execute on acquirer acceptance strategies, as well as oversee the combined organization’s global acquiring solutions.
Transitioning from SafeCharge’s Chief Commercial Officer, Ziv will now focus on the expansion of the company’s global acquiring relationships, building key licensing agreements, and facilitating entry into new markets and geographies. As a key member of SafeCharge’s leadership since 2008, Ziv will continue to manage its commercial activities that include client and revenue growth, sales and account management for its teams across Europe, North America, Latin America, China and Southeast Asia.
Nuvei acquired SafeCharge in August 2019 to create a large-scale global payments provider, able to deliver fully-supported solutions to merchant clients and partner distribution networks regardless of size, vertical or geography. With direct connectivity into all major card brands, the combined organization currently processes over US $34 billion in annual transaction volume from clients around the world.
“Yuval’s dual role reflects Nuvei’s primary commitment to accelerating its position as a global payments leader,” said Philip Fayer, Nuvei’s chairman and CEO. “As a seasoned fintech executive with over fifteen years of financial and IT industry experience, his vast knowledge of global payments, processing technologies, industry regulations, and payment culture make him an ideal fit for taking us forward.”
“I am very excited to be taking on this new challenge,” said Ziv. “Our performance over the years has been driven by the ability to mobilize the efforts of our top performing teams. My most important mission is to continue harnessing this magic to create lasting success.”
A high-tech industry veteran and conference speaker, Ziv’s achievements in international online payments have been instrumental to SafeCharge’s success. Under Ziv’s commercial leadership, SafeCharge achieved year-over-year growth exceeding 85% in acquiring volume, 45% in overall volume and 24% in revenues.
Ziv holds a B.A. in Economics (Business Administration) and M.A. in Law from Bar Ilan University, Israel. He will remain based in SafeCharge’s office in Sofia, Bulgaria.