Earthport, the global payments specialist, is pleased to announce the appointment of Amanda Mesler as Chief Executive Officer with effect from 1st July 2018. Amanda will join the Board as an Executive Director once the Regulatory Approvals have been received.
Amanda replaces Phil Hickman who had been serving as interim CEO, who will resume his previous role as non-Executive Chairman of Earthport. In conjunction with this appointment, Hank Uberoi will step down as Executive Chairman of Earthport. He will remain on the Board as a Non-Executive Director and Senior Advisor to the CEO and board.
Amanda has over 25 years of experience at senior management and board level for large international companies as well as smaller, high growth enterprises. Currently, Amanda is General Manager at Microsoft, where she recently managed the Enterprise Business in Central and Eastern Europe across 33 countries. Amanda will be stepping down from this role in June 2018. Prior to this, Amanda was the Chief Operating Officer of Misys, a private equity backed financial services software company with operations in over 120 countries.
Hank Uberoi, Executive Chairman of Earthport, said: “We are delighted to have such a talented and experienced global technology leader as Amanda join us to guide Earthport in the next stage of its growth. Everyone on the management team and board is excited to welcome her as CEO. I would also like to extend my thanks to Phil for running the company during this interim period and welcome him back into the chairman role. Phil and I very much look forward to supporting Amanda in her leadership of the firm.”
Amanda Mesler, commented on her appointment: “I am thrilled to accept this opportunity to become Earthport’s CEO. The scale of the opportunity at Earthport is substantial and I am confident that my experience, working for a wide variety of businesses within the technology and fintech sectors, will help the Company reach its true potential as a leading global payments network.”