ECOMMPAY Accelerates Efforts to Tackle Financial Crime, Hiring Francisco Mainez from HSBC

  • People Moves
  • 07.06.2022 11:45 am

ECOMMPAY, a leading international payment service provider and direct bank card acquirer with its own fintech ecosystem for business growth, has appointed Francisco Mainez as its Head of Financial Crimes and Payments Digital Transformation. The appointment comes as ECOMMPAY strengthens its capabilities in combating financial crime through automated and streamlined processes, following industry reports of 5.3 million fraud offences across the payments sector in 2021, an increase of 36% from two years earlier. 

Joining ECOMMPAY’s UK and EMEA division with a remit to transform the company’s approach to financial crime by digitizing processes and introducing automation to reduce reliance on manual processes, Francisco previously spent more than seven years at HSBC in Financial Crime roles. During his last assignment, he led the Data & Analytics, Business Financial Crime Risk, Wealth and Personal Banking. Francisco will bring his wealth of knowledge and experience in accelerating the business transformation to implement effective risk management, data analytics and anti-money laundering systems into the company. 

Prior to joining HSBC, Francisco spent over three years at Standard Chartered Bank, between Singapore and London, as a Senior Manager for the Group Operational Risk Intelligence then later as Senior Manager for Regulatory Operational and Risk. During his tenure at Standard Chartered Bank, Mainez designed developed and implemented an automated knowledge management solution to retrieve, monitor and analyze regulatory data at multiple levels. He also played an instrumental role in building a competitive intelligence training package for Operational Risk Management Information teams. Before joining Standard Chartered Bank, Francisco was Head of Intelligence Collation & Systems Management for several European Union and NATO Operational deployments.  

Paul Marcantonio, Executive Director of ECOMMPAY, commented: “ECOMMPAY prides itself on continuously being ahead of the curve when it comes to risk management and being able to pre-emptively address security concerns. Effective risk management is both a combination of automated anti-fraud systems and manual monitoring of suspicious activity. Francisco brings over a decade of experience in risk intelligence and data & analytics to ensure that ECOMMPAY’s anti-fraud capabilities remain industry-leading.” 

Francisco Mainez, Head of Financial Crimes and Payments, said: “Coming from the world of traditional banking to a fast-growth innovative fintech has already been truly rewarding and I thank ECOMMPAY for the opportunity to bring my knowledge of risk management and Financial Crime threat mitigation to the rapidly evolving e-commerce sector. 

“ECOMMPAY is a very data and tech-driven organization and its commitment to innovation and technology have easily it made one of the most fascinating and exciting positions I’ve had. I look forward to strengthening ECOMMPAY’s already impressive anti-fraud and risk management offering.” 

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