Planet Payment, a leading provider of international payment processing services, announced the appointment of Samia Bounaira as Vice President and Managing Director for Latin America. In this new position, Samia will be responsible for managing the Company’s business development efforts and expanding its market reach in the strategically-significant Latin America region.
Samia will be based out of Mexico City, where the Company plans to open a new regional headquarters for its Latin American business and corporate development efforts.
“Samia’s extensive experience working with multi-national companies, particularly in secure payment systems, as well as her ability to do business in multicultural environments and international networks makes her an excellent fit given the global nature of our business. This experience should help her develop Planet Payment’s business in Latin America, where we are seeing demand for our payment services,” said Drew Soinski, Managing Director, the Americas at Planet Payment.
Samia most recently was Vice President and Managing Director at Hypercom, where she led the Mexico City office of 150 employees, overseeing sales of product and services in Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and the Andean. Prior to this, Samia was Sales Director of Mexico and Central America for Oberthur Technologies, where she was responsible for establishing that company’s Mexican head office and directing card sales and marketing in the banking, government and transport sectors for Mexico and Central America.
About Planet Payment
Planet Payment is a leading provider of international payment processing and multi-currency processing services. We provide our services in 16 countries and territories across the Asia Pacific region, North America, the Middle East, Africa and Europe, primarily through our more than 45 acquiring bank and processor customers. Our point-of-sale and e-commerce services help merchants sell more goods and services to consumers, and are integrated within the payment card transaction flow enabling our acquiring customers to process and reconcile payment transactions in multiple currencies, geographies and channels. We are a registered third party processor with the major card associations and operate in accordance with industry standards, including the Payment Card Industry, or PCI, Security Council’s Data Security Standards.
Planet Payment is headquartered in New York and has offices in Atlanta, Beijing, Bermuda, Delaware, Dubai, London, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore. Visit www.planetpayment.com for more information on the Company and its services. For up-to-date information follow Planet Payment on Twitter at @PlanetPayment or join Planet Payment’s page on Facebook.