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GPS appoints former Visa head Damien Gough for APac operations

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Damien Gough was previously the head of issuer processing and enablement partnerships at Visa Asia Pacific

Leading payments issuer processor, Global Processing Services (GPS), has appointed Damien Gough as head of Asia Pacific. With more than 14 years’ experience working with fintechs across the region, Gough was previously head of issuer processing and enablement partnerships, at Visa, Asia Pacific. 

During his stint in Visa, he was responsible for forging regional and global partnerships with third-party processors and BIN sponsors.  Prior to that, Gough was head of prepaid products, Asia Pacific, and head of issuer processing services, Australia and New Zealand, at Visa. 

Joanne Dewar, Chief Executive Officer of GPS, told the media, “We are thrilled to welcome Damien to the GPS team. His in-depth experience with supporting the launch and growth of many of the largest fintech issuance programmes in Asia Pacific, both prepaid and debit, will be immensely beneficial to the growth of GPS in the region. 

Damien has an good track record of effectively engaging ecosystem partners across Asia Pacific, including sponsor banks, eKYC vendors, fintech investors and various processors which will be pivotal to the strength of our partnerships in the fastest-growing fintech market in the world.”

With the support of the UK Department for International Trade’s Fintech Bridges and the Singaporean Economic Development Board, GPS expanded into the APac region in November 2019. The expertise, experience, breadth of APIs and local support provided by GPS to fintechs and digital banks, are helping to streamline what was once a complex process simple.

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