Dutch Payments Firm Adyen Strengthens Middle East Team With New Hire

Dutch Payments Firm Adyen Strengthens Middle East Team With New Hire

Adyen, a Dutch payments platform, has strengthened its regional leadership team with the appointment of Mahmoud Ismail, as Vice President for Acquiring in the Middle East.

The firm had recently announced the expansion of its acquiring capabilities in the UAE.

Before joining Adyen, Mahmoud worked with the UAE-based merchant acquirer Network International Group since 2016, where he was responsible for building out the eCommerce and digital payments portfolio ins the Middle East.

His experience spans strategic alliances, partnerships, and projects serving different verticals such as merchants, banks, PSPs, aggregators, and global processors.

A payments industry veteran with more than 10 years of experience, Mahmoud started his career in his home country, Egypt.

He is a graduate of the Sadat Academy for Management Science under the Canadian Program of the University of New Brunswick in Canada.

Mahmoud Ismail

Mahmoud Ismail

Mahmoud Ismail said,

“Adyen excels at this globally as the only all-in-one payments platform with the capabilities to offer a seamless unified experience.


Now as part of the Adyen team, I look forward to continuing to contribute to the UAE’s vibrant payment industry”,

Sander Maertens, Head of Middle East for Adyen

Sander Maertens

Sander Maertens, Head of Middle East for Adyen said,

“As Adyen revolutionises the UAE payments industry with our acquiring solution, we are growing our regional team with stellar talent.


Given his deep regional expertise and payments industry experience, Mahmoud is sure to strengthen our clients’ businesses, improve their payments acceptance strategy and deliver impressive results in a fast-evolving payments landscape.”


Featured image: Mahmoud Ismail, Vice President – Acquiring, Middle East

No Comments so far

Jump into a conversation

No Comments Yet!

You can be the one to start a conversation.

Your data will be safe!Your e-mail address will not be published. Also other data will not be shared with third person.