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PPRO bolsters leadership with new legal & compliance appointments
Mon, 11th Mar 2024

PPRO, a premier local payments platform, has reinforced its leadership team with the appointment of three new senior leaders within legal and compliance, in order to further fortify its governance, legal risk management, and regulatory transition handling expertise. Selene Brett will serve as Chief Legal, Risk and Compliance Officer, with Marc Kuzak and Massimiliano Conte taking roles as Legal Director and Compliance Director respectively.

Selene Brett offers an impressive track record spanning more than two decades in high-ranking financial services legal roles, including positions at open banking infrastructure platform Yapily and Open Banking Limited. With her appointment as the Chief Legal, Risk and Compliance Officer at PPRO, Brett will capitalise on her comprehensive knowledge of the payments industry to optimise PPRO's compliance and regulatory blueprint, thereby streamlining commercial success.

Joining Brett's team, Marc Kuzak and Massimiliano Conte offer a wealth of experience from their respective backgrounds in fintech and the financial service industry. Where Marc brings his considerable open banking and fintech experience from his previous tenure at Yapily and Plaid, Massimiliano brings his vast financial services knowledge and crypto space expertise from his time at Zeus Asset Management and Bitstamp. Their combined aptitude and experience in strategizing compliance across financial services will serve to harden PPRO's operational resilience, while also safeguarding from fraud and financial crime.

Selene Brett, on her appointment, stated "In this fast-moving regulatory landscape, it is essential for payments businesses to put legal, risk and compliance at the core of their business strategy in order to maintain trust with regulators, customers and partners. The payments industry is rapidly evolving, and I am delighted to be joining PPRO at such an exciting time, in preparation for the next stage of its growth. I am joining the company with a strong team. Marc and Massimiliano will be great assets to the legal, risk and compliance team, bringing a wealth of expertise and extensive knowledge of the fintech space."

Motie Bring, Chief Executive Officer, PPRO, commenting on the new appointments, affirmed, "We are thrilled to welcome Selene, Marc, and Massimiliano to the PPRO team. Their collective expertise will be invaluable as we expand our global footprint and drive innovation through our strategic partnerships. Selene will be an integral part of the executive team, greatly strengthening our industry-leading approach to risk and regulation. These strategic appointments demonstrate our continuous dedication to building a robust legal and compliance framework that aligns with our ambitious growth plans."