Nium Appoints Banking Industry Expert, Alexandra Johnson, to Scale Global Banking and Payment Operations as Chief Payments Officer
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SAN FRANCISCO, April 22, 2024 ~ Nium, a leading company in real-time cross-border payments, has recently announced the appointment of Alexandra Johnson as their first Chief Payments Officer. This newly-created position aims to bring Nium closer to its partners in the payments ecosystem. Johnson will be responsible for overseeing the Global Banking and Payment Operations teams and will report directly to Prajit Nanu, Co-Founder and CEO of Nium.

As Chief Payments Officer, Johnson will be in charge of developing strategies, managing day-to-day activities, and driving the evolution of Nium's payments network team. She will also be responsible for growing and managing the company's payments network globally, while ensuring compliance with best practices and regulatory policies. In addition, she will work closely with the Risk and Compliance teams in each market to strengthen frameworks and establish new relationships.

Nanu expressed his confidence in Johnson's abilities, stating that "fostering and growing our network is one of the most critical aspects of building Nium." He believes that her extensive experience in banking and payments will greatly contribute to the company's global and vertical business growth.

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Johnson also shared her excitement about her new role at Nium, stating that she is ready to take on the challenge of enhancing their already impressive network. She hopes to deliver innovative solutions to customers around the world.

Prior to joining Nium, Johnson held various leadership positions in renowned companies such as Bank of America, JP Morgan, and Hyperwallet (a member of PayPal group). Her expertise in these roles included exploring new technologies for greater efficiency and security in treasury solutions, overseeing product design and partnerships for foreign exchange products, as well as implementing network strategies.

In addition to her impressive professional background, Johnson is also actively involved in philanthropy. She sits on the board of Bottomless Closet, a non-profit organization that supports disadvantaged women in New York City by helping them enter the workforce and achieve success. She holds an MBA from George Washington University and dual-bachelor's degrees from Michigan State University.

With Johnson's appointment, Nium is confident that they will continue to strengthen their network and provide market-leading solutions to their customers. As the company continues to expand globally, Johnson's expertise and leadership will play a crucial role in their success.
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