Global virtual payments provider Conferma Pay has appointed Sonya Geelon, formerly of Mastercard, as its new Chief Commercial Officer.
With 25 years of experience in the payments industry, Sonya joins Conferma Pay from her previous role as Senior Vice President UK & Ireland and Country Manager Ireland for Mastercard.
Sonya will be tasked with further developing Conferma Pay’s customer-centric approach to ensure that its leading virtual payments platform continues to evolve alongside the needs of the industry.
Additionally, Sonya will play a crucial role in deepening and expanding Conferma Pay’s existing partnerships with banks, payment schemes and technology platforms, as well as with organisations in the travel sector. This will allow the company to expand its unrivalled payments ecosystem and enable even greater accessibility of virtual card payments.
Commenting on her new role, Sonya said: “To me, our greatest assets here at Conferma Pay are our people and our product. The team are dynamic, driven and passionate about the work they do and that really shows in how we’re viewed by the wider industry. We are fortunate to partner with some of the biggest banks, payment schemes and technology platforms highlighting the value of what we offer, and the efforts of our team. My focus will be harnessing the amazing potential we have to change the way global payments are made for the better.”
Jason Lalor, CEO of Conferma Pay said: “Sonya’s exceptional leadership and experience paired with the technical expertise already present within the business will allow us to cement our position as the world’s leading payments provider. We’re bringing in experience from outside our organisation and combining it with the amazing talent we already have to create something truly great.”
Alongside his appointment of Sonya, Jason has finalised the rest of his Senior Leadership Team with appointment of Stuart Davenport as Chief Product Officer, Andy Mathews as Chief Financial Officer, David Wood as Chief Operations Officer, John Makin as Chief Information Security Officer and Sarah Burton as Head of HR.
Conferma Pay connects issuers to more than 700 travel management companies, all the major global distribution systems and more than 100 online booking tools. It is fully integrated with all the major card schemes and serves more than 50 banking partners, who issue Conferma Pay generated virtual cards in nearly 100 currencies.