By: 18 February 2020

In his new role, Sujit Unni is responsible for strategy, design and architecture of its technology. He is based in the London office, reporting to Roy Aston, group chief information officer at Paysafe

Paysafe appoints chief technology officer

Payments processor Paysafe, whose solutions are geared toward mobile-initiated transactions, real-time analytics and the convergence between brick-and-mortar and online payments, has appointed former Barclays managing director Sujit Unni as its new chief technology officer.

In his new role, Unni is responsible for strategy, design and architecture of Paysafe’s technology. He is based in Paysafe’s London office reporting to Roy Aston, group chief information officer.

Unni brings extensive technology transformation experience in lending and payments across banks and fintech firms in the US and UK, and has worked for J.P. Morgan Chase, Vantiv and Barclays.

Before joining Paysafe in January, Sujit was chief information officer for lending platforms at Barclays UK, where he oversaw the technology strategy, architecture and engineering for cards, mortgages and loans for the retail and business banking segments.

In his role as chief information officer, he was responsible for the digital transformation of Barclays’s lending products, including the point-of-sale proposition for partners such as Apple and Uber, and launched Barclays open market loans.

Prior to joining Barclays, Unni oversaw enterprise technology at Vantiv, where pivoted the firm’s in-store payments processing technology infrastructure to support an ecommerce and ISV model.

During his time there, he was responsible for the integration of four acquisitions, including Mercury, Lytle and NPC.

Commenting on Unni’s appointment, Aston said: “I am delighted to welcome Sujit to Paysafe at such an exciting time in our growth journey and I’m confident he will be a real asset to our technology leadership team as we drive forward our vision of being the world’s leading specialised payments platform. Sujit’s wealth of experience in the payments industry and strong technical knowledge will bring huge value to the team.”

Unni added: “Paysafe has a really clear technology vision and I’m really looking forward to working with Roy and the whole team to drive it forward.”

Paysafe has an annualised transactional volume of more than $85 billion and approximately 3,000 employees located in 12+ global locations.