Chirag PatelGlobal Head of Payments at Santander
Chirag Patel is the Group Head of Digital Payments at Grupo Santander. His responsibilities cover all forms of payments, cards, wallets, international and domestic transfers as well as adjacent services that improve the paying experience such as Checkout Lending.
Before Chirag joined Santander he led Europe Payment Acceptance and International Payment Expansion at Amazon. He has led the launch of many local payment capabilities worldwide. Previous to that Chirag launched the first NFC mobile wallet in the US via his time at Softcard and spent over ten years at American Express working in a variety of roles in New York and London.