Janusz DiemkoCEO at Xelo Pay
Janusz is currently CEO of Xelo Pay. He has over 24 years experience in the payments industry. In 2015 and since 2019 he has provided payment consulting and advisory services, working on M&A projects, financing support and strategic and market analyses and has been an active investor and mentor in fintech companies.
He holds supervisory Board Membership at Ipopema Securities since 2005 and has held memberships at several other companies in the past (IQ Partner-Puhnk Pirates, Pekaes, Storic 2018-19). Since 2014 he has been a Partner / Investor in Hedgehog Angel Fund investing in early stage ecommerce and ICT businesses in Poland.
In 2006-14 he was President of the Executive Board at First Data Polska. He managed the acquisition process of Polcard by G-Tech/Innova Capital to First Data, and the subsequent integration of the company into the global organization. He was Regional Director for Germany and Austria, and Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia.
From 2006-14 and 2017-19 he was Chairman of Committee of Polish Acquirers under the auspices of the Association of Polish Banks and was a member of the Payment System Committee at the National Bank of Poland. He has presented, moderated and been a panel member at many payment conferences, and is a judge at both the MPE and EPA conferences.
From 1998 to 2006 he was employed at Euronet both in Poland and EMEA, changing positions every two years; Finance Director Poland, Managing Director of Euronet Polska, M&A Director for EMEA and Market Development Manager (Russia, Ukraine and Baltic states).
Over 1991-96 he worked at Moore Stephens Audit and Consulting, at California Computer as CFO and Aviva as deputy Finance Director.
Born and educated in the UK – he graduated in Geography at University College London, qualified as a chartered accountant (ACA) and is a member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT).