The announcement appoints Furrukh Ali Baig to lead the firm in a high-growth region
Global payment leader BPC today announced the appointment of Furrukh Ali Baig as Managing Director for the South Asian region.
Ali Baig has been at the helm of BPC’s business development team for the last six years and has 12 years of extensive experience in the payments sector. He has been instrumental in playing a vital role in the successful implementation of different payment technology consultation projects at BPC and was directly involved in several major digital transformation strategies on a national and global level.
Commenting on the appointment, Angelo Bertini, Senior Vice President, Managing Director MEA and Board Member at BPC, said: “Furrukh is the right leader for Pakistan and other regions. His extensive payment technology background and business development skills will help BPC’s overall positioning and commitment to South Asia’s markets, and we strongly believe that he will develop strategic alliances and expand our business across the region more aggressively. His strong leadership skills will also help focus BPC during its turn around process and help us continue to maintain profitability in these markets.”
“I am very pleased to take up this opportunity,” said Furrukh Ali Baig. “South Asia offers great opportunities for growth and there is huge potential for BPC to extend its reach by providing the right solution, consultation, expertise and proven technology. BPC also has one of the best globally available products which adheres to localised regulations. I am confident that our presence in South Asia, coupled with our talented resource pool makes BPC the right choice for any prospect looking to implement an effective payments processing solution.” He added. “In this new role I will ensure that BPC continues its commitment and support for existing alliances andI look forward to serving them across all of our SaaS and on-premises offerings.”
Ali Baig received a BSc Computer Engineering degree from National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (NUCES-FAST) and MSc Degree in Computer Sciences from University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK.
BPC is often referred to as the ‘globetrotter in fintech’, a badge it wears with pride. With a footprint spanning over 100 countries, the company offers world class, real life transaction technology with its banking – payments – commerce platform, serving customers across Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Africa as well as Asia.
Central banks, commercial (neo)banks, issuers, acquirers, PSPs, transport operators and governments rely on BPC to turn payments and data assets into full end to end payment processing, enabling millions of people to transact online by bridging real life to digital.