Guavapay appoints Laura McCracken as a Non-Executive Director

Guavapay, a UK-based fintech, is delighted to announce the appointment of Laura McCracken as a new Non-Executive Director.


LONDON, UK, 26 March 2024 - Guavapay, a UK-based fintech, is delighted to announce the appointment of Laura McCracken as a new Non-Executive Director. Laura joins the company at an exciting time and her appointment is indicative of the momentum Guavapay is generating within the fintech and payments landscape.

Laura brings 30 years’ significant experience in high-growth and disruptive technology enabled businesses. Her international leadership experience spans across payments, fintech, marketplaces and social media – achieved through an impressive executive career with Meta, Amazon, American Express and Citi.

During her distinguished fintech career, Laura has served on numerous boards as an independent Non-Executive Director, including AIG Life UK, Wirecard UK & Ireland and The Payments Association.

She holds a BS in Accounting from Auburn University and MBA degrees from Columbia and London Business School, as well as a certificate of Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University and the Oxford Fintech Programme.

Laura McCracken commented: “I am thrilled to be joining the Guavapay family and becoming part of the company’s growth story. As a regulated financial services company, I look forward to working with the board and regulators to ensure the trust and security of Guavapay’s products and solutions within the wider payments ecosystem. I also relish the opportunity of finding new ways to serve and delight consumers and businesses with the robust technical stack the team has already developed.”

Kamal Hasanov, Group CEO, said: “We are delighted to welcome Laura to the Guavapay family as our newest Non-Executive Director. Her appointment is a strategic milestone for us, marking a new era of leadership and vision for the company. Laura's exceptional experience in nurturing global businesses perfectly complements our plans for strategic expansion and product innovation. We are confident that her expertise in guiding companies through structured and prudent scaling will greatly contribute to Guavapay's journey towards achieving our ambitious goals.

About Guavapay and MyGuava

Guavapay is a UK-based financial technology company which offers payments solutions to individuals and businesses globally. Founded in 2017, Guavapay has quickly grown to become one of the companies with the strongest technological infrastructure within the fintech industry, with a presence in the United Kingdom and Canada. The company offers a comprehensive suite of payment services, including cross-border payments, acquiring and card issuing through its flagship payment application MyGuava.

MyGuava combines the functionalities of multiple financial apps, making it the ultimate all-in-one, end-to-end solution for all your personal and business payment needs – whether you need to make a secure purchase, send money to friends and family worldwide, or enable business payments.

For more information on MyGuava App and MyGuava Business, visit MyGuava’s website.

MyGuava is now available for download on both iOS and Android platforms.

Guavapay Limited is a company registered in England with company number 10601900 with its registered address at Salisbury House, 29 Finsbury Circus, London, EC2M 5QQ, United Kingdom. Guavapay Limited is registered with the Financial Conduct Authority in the United Kingdom as a Small Electronic Money Institution with reference number 900888. Guavapay Limited’s ICO registration number is ZA274504
Guava Pay Canada Inc., a company registered in Canada with incorporation number 1194054-6 and having its registered address at 2 Bloor St W Suite 700, Toronto, Ontario M4W 3E2, Canada, is registered as a Money Services Business with FINTRAC (Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada) under number M20372330.