Former Visa executive joins to help drive expansion into the robust LATAM market

HONG KONG, Oct 28, 2020 -- today announced it has hired Filomena Ruffa as general manager of Latin America (LATAM), where she will be responsible for leading all operations and driving strategic business relationships in the region. recently released the Portuguese version and Spanish version of its App and Exchange, opening its services to the 600m+ Spanish and Portuguese speakers in the world and preparing for the coming rollout of its Visa card in the region.

Filomena brings to deep relationships and experience in the region, including her role as VP of innovation and strategic partnerships for Visa Latin America, where she helped banks and merchants adopt disruptive solutions to onboard new consumers in an increasingly digital world. Prior to Visa, Filomena held top positions at global payments companies including CardinalCommerce, a Visa company, where she was GM of the LAC region, and SafetyPay, where she was VP of strategic partnerships and alliances.

Filomena joins during a year of rapid growth, as the company surpassed 5M users, doubled headcount, has expanded its product portfolio and entered into new markets. LATAM represents a crucial market for, as its lack of easy access to banking services in many countries has paved the way for strong crypto adoption in the region.

Filomena said: “I am honored and thrilled to lead the expansion into Latin America. I am thankful and humbled by this opportunity, as it opens a new and very exciting chapter in my life. is on a mission to accelerate the world’s transition to cryptocurrency and I am very excited by this new adventure and I can’t wait to start building strategic presence in the Latin America Region and work alongside the team and our partners.”

Kris Marszalek, CEO of said: “Filomena’s extensive experience working in the Latin American payments market is a valuable asset to the team as we continue our expansion into this important region. With over half a billion people and a robust crypto ecosystem, LATAM has huge potential and Filomena’s deep experience in this region will help strengthen our services to this market.”

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