Dopay announces the appointment of distinguished international payments entrepreneur and leader, Ron Vollebregt, as Chairman.
October 5th, 2021, London and Cairo. Dopay, the B2B2C payments platform serving 1.7bn unbanked workers in emerging markets, has announced the appointment of Ron Vollebregt as Chairman of the Board.
Commenting on the appointment, Frans van Eersel, founder and CEO of dopay said, “It is a pleasure to welcome Ron as Chairman. He has an outstanding profile as a leader and innovator in the payments industry worldwide. His experience will bring great strengths to dopay going forward.”
Dopay meets strong and growing demand from businesses for cashless payroll and from employees for access to digital banking and electronic payments. The dopay platform enables businesses to open personal accounts for their employees, contractors, and other beneficiaries in seconds. Staff can be paid instantly and 24/7, even during weekends and holidays. Each account provides a prepaid debit card. Enrolled businesses benefit from a secure and cashless payroll, with simple-to-use interfaces and fully auditable transparency. Personal account users enjoy instant and secure access to mainstream banking facilities, no matter how much they earn.
Ron Vollebregt joins the company with a quarter century’s highly successful track record in payments solutions as an entrepreneur and proven leader; for most of that time as Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at GlobalCollect, a leading provider of international payment services. He is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of TerraPay, a global payments infrastructure company, a Board Member of Paris-based SlimPay, providing payment services for the subscription economy, and an advisor to the Board of Directors of Yoco, a company based in Cape Town and fulfilling off- and online payment needs for companies in Southern Africa.
On his appointment, Ron Vollebregt said, “My role as Chairman of dopay is a fantastic opportunity that I am really looking forward to. The company is highly innovative and very practical. It has a huge role to play in bringing modern banking and payments services to businesses and individuals who so far have not been able to access them. Dopay’s work in Egypt has already shown what can be achieved and we approach the future with great confidence and optimism.”
Frans van Eersel further commented, “As our range of solutions and our reach in the MENA region grow, we will be fully leveraging the vision that Ron has consistently shown throughout a highly distinguished career. He is a valuable addition to the dopay family.”
Dopay is the fintech company dedicated to breaking the cash cycle with a range of services that bring the advantages of secure, instant, and cashless payment to businesses, while driving financial inclusion among their previously unbanked employees. (Worldwide, an estimated 200 million businesses still rely on cash payments and 1.7 billion people in regular paid work have no access to bank accounts.) Today, dopay has hundreds of active corporate customers in Egypt, from small local businesses to large enterprises including McDonald’s and the country’s leading bus ride sharing brand, SWVL.
The dopay leadership team comprises experienced and successful international entrepreneurs, led by seasoned payments sector innovator, Mr Frans van Eersel. The company has extensive MENA-focused expansion plans, building on established and growing operations in the region’s largest single market, Egypt.