Nium Appoints Rissy Ruddy as Chief Human Resources Officer

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San Francisco, Calif. – 10 April 2024 Nium, the leader in real-time cross-border payments, today announced the recent appointment of Rissy Ruddy as Chief Human Resources Officer. She will lead all people functions and oversee Nium’s employee growth, reporting into Prajit Nanu, Co-Founder and CEO of Nium. 

Rissy brings decades of experience and has led global end-to-end HR functions across the FinTech and InsureTech industries. She has deep experience in successfully creating, scaling, overhauling, and leading HR organizations, from start-up through IPO to Nasdaq 100. She has overseen all aspects of M&A people integrations across small, mid and large-cap companies; and hired and matured global teams from Series A+ funded start-ups through highly-matrixed public companies.  

We are thrilled to have such a seasoned leader in Rissy on board,” said Nanu. “Her experience will help maximize our most important asset – our employees. Rissy is a true global payments executive and we’re looking forward to her expert guidance as we scale our operations around the globe.” 

“I’m excited to join Nium team at such a critical juncture in its journey,” said Ruddy. “Our focus will be on innovating and delivering world class engagement and support models across all regions, whilst continuing to be a leading international talent magnet.” 

Prior to Nium, Rissy led the People organization at Ethos, as well as heading Xoom Corporation's HR and Talent divisions through start up, IPO and ultimate acquisition by PayPal, where she then led the Consumer HR roadmap. As well as leading the Honey, Paydiant and Venmo divisions, she also oversaw the global site HR business partner department, heading employee relations and helped integrate Happy Returns, iZettle and more. 

Rissy joins at a time of tremendous growth for Nium. Already this year the company announced the expansion of operations in the Middle East and the acquisition of a coveted Type 1 payments licence in Japan. In February the company was named to the prestigious Forbes Fintech 50 list for the second consecutive year.

About Nium 

Nium, the leader in real-time, cross-border payments, was founded on the mission to deliver the global payments infrastructure of tomorrow, today. With the onset of the global economy, its payments infrastructure is shaping how banks, fintechs, and businesses everywhere collect, convert, and disburse funds instantly across borders. Its payout network supports 100 currencies and spans 190+ countries, 100 of which in real-time. Funds can be disbursed to accounts, wallets, and cards and collected locally in 35 markets. Nium's growing card issuance business is already available in 34 countries. Nium holds regulatory licences and authorizations in more than 40 countries, enabling seamless onboarding, rapid integration, and compliance – independent of geography. The company is co-headquartered in San Francisco and Singapore. 

Modern money movement and the global network that makes it possible.

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