Payment services provider PayU has appointed Laurent Le Moal as its new CEO.
PayU operates in 16 growth countries and is part of Naspers, the leading global media and Internet group. Laurent Le Moal will lead PayU’s strategy and development, building on the company’s position worldwide and developing payment solutions which meet the local needs of both consumers and merchants.
Le Moal brings extensive knowledge of digital payments and emerging markets to PayU. He culminated an 11-year career at PayPal as VP for Continental Europe, Russia, Middle-East and Africa, leading the evolution of its consumer franchise across diverse geographies.
Naspers Group CEO Bob van Dijk comments: “Laurent’s impressive entrepreneurial and business development experience leading multiple teams in diverse global markets is a perfect fit for Naspers and PayU. His understanding of digital payments in markets with long-term growth potential is a great asset to the PayU team and we are delighted to welcome him to the group.”
Le Moal adds: “I have always been impressed with the PayU team and its track record in addressing the opportunities and challenges in the global and local digital payments sectors. I’m looking forward to working with the team to continue to position PayU as an industry leader in markets across the globe.”