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Prasanna Varadharajan

Prasanna Varadharajan

Head of eCommerce, APAC First Data Corporation


Prasanna Varadharajan has been leading the eCommerce Business for First Data across the Asia Pacific. He is currently in the APAC Regional Leadership group that drives new initiatives around digital product and service enablement strategies and revenue generating initiatives and partnerships and creating governance frameworks. Manage P&L for the APAC region.

He has strong work experience in digital financial services, mobile banking, mobile wallets, interoperability, and cloud-based solution offerings. His expertise in contract negotiation and implementation of channel partnerships including B2B/ PSP/Payment Facilitators/ISO/MSPs businesses (Traditional payment facilitators to Global eCommerce players)

He developed a balance to conform to Regulatory compliance and Card Association Compliance and orchestrate with legal, technology to board multi-million dollar businesses on Global Payment processing platforms and gateways. He is a subject matter expert in implementing Dynamic Currency Conversion and Multi-Currency processing solutions in association with Treasury and FX departments of numerous banks growing both float and FX based revenues. He orchestrated and won numerous multi-million-dollar deals in Europe and Asia.

His previous role includes working with Ericsson in an APAC role in delivering Mobile commerce solutions and revenues from Telecom, Financial Institutions, and Independent Wallet providers. He has over 18 years of Corporate client acquisition, complex solution consulting, team management and relationship management experience. He was responsible for growing a direct business and channel partner strategy in Europe, Asia, and the USA in IT software, MCommerce, Ecommerce & Infrastructure areas in his previous roles.

He began his career after receiving his Bachelors of Commerce from Bangalore University. He holds an MBA from QUT, Brisbane and is a certified Project Management associate from IPMA (Ireland). He is currently holding a Permanent Resident status in Singapore and is an Irish Citizen.

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