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ShieldpayNov-07 20232 min read

Shieldpay appoints Diji Adu as Chief Technology Officer


Diji Adu appointed to lead the technology function for the B2B payments business

London, 7 November 2023: Shieldpay, the market leader in complex high-value B2B digital payments, has announced the appointment of Diji Adu as Chief Technology Officer.

Adu, formerly Director of Technology at Shieldpay brings over 20 years of leadership and software development experience to his new role. Prior to joining Shieldpay, Adu led projects and managed teams at BlackRock, Goldman Sachs and most recently HSBC, where he built digital banking solutions.

In his new position Adu will be focusing on growing and developing a high-performing technology function that will become the driving force in supporting the company in its ambition to become the leading solution for high-value, complex corporate transactions.

Since joining Shieldpay in July as Director of Technology, Adu has injected a passion for innovation that has not only benefited technology delivery and reinvigorated the company’s tech strategy, but also enlivened the culture of the team.

Diji Adu, Chief Technology Officer at Shieldpay, said:

“As we look to embed new innovative technologies into the development of our payments platform and continue to lead the industry in solving problems that our customers face, I’m thrilled to be stepping into this new role. Since joining Shieldpay, I have had the pleasure of working with a world-class team and I’m really looking forward to taking the team to its fullest potential and delivering results that drive growth and satisfaction for our clients.”

Andrew Hawkins, Chief Executive Officer, UK & Europe at Shieldpay, said:

"I’ve had the privilege of working closely with Diji during our time at HSBC, and I've personally witnessed his remarkable capabilities. Since joining the business in July, Diji has made an immediate and profound impact, and his promotion to Chief Technology Officer underscores our unwavering commitment to innovation and our technology first approach. I am genuinely excited to witness the transformative impact that Diji’s visionary leadership will have on Shieldpay’s growth as we continue to achieve our goals.”  

This appointment comes as Shieldpay continues to bolster its senior leadership team with the recent appointment of Jerry Wozniak as its new Chief Information Security Officer. Wozniak joins Shieldpay having held positions at Zopa and Trainline developing the company's cybersecurity strategies.  

The new appointments will support in elevating Shieldpay’s offering to solve the core challenges its customers face when managing B2B transactions.