Suresh Vaghjiani has over a decade of experience in the payment space and is currently Managing Director at Global Processing Services (GPS), an award-winning global issuer processor. Prior to joining GPS, Suresh held leadership positions in companies such as Paysafe Group, Kalixa Payments Group and Vicento Payment Solutions. Suresh was hailed as ‘Payment Heroes’ in a special video produced by the Emerging Payments Association (EPA). The video features ‘Payment Heroes’ selected by the EPA to celebrate the successful teamwork of over 80 volunteers, on eight different projects (Rome, Europe, Women in Paytech, International Trade, Regulator, Retail, Inclusion and Media). Additionally, he is highly recognized for his contribution to the industry by receiving both the ‘2017 Industry Achievement Award’ in the annual Pay Awards and being ranked in the ‘Payments Power 10 List 2017’, and has been voted number one in the recent 2017 Prepaid Power 10, a top ten list of key influencers in the payment industry. Suresh also sits on the working group for the Payment Strategy Forum which will help shape changes in the payments industry that the FCA will make through the Payment Systems Regulator.
Most recently Suresh has been selected to join the Lord Mayor’s business delegation to the Southern Hemisphere in February 2018. The Rt. Hon. Lord Mayor of the City of London is the international ambassador for the UK’s financial and professional services sector whose overseas visits offer a unique opportunity to gain access to key international decision-makers in government and business. Suresh’s past speaker engagements include Payexpo in Europe and America, Pay360, AllPayments expo in the US, Fintech Connect, and Exceed conferences.