Prasanna Varadharajan joined First Data in February 2017 and is head of eCommerce in Asia Pacific. The organisation supports more than 6 million merchant locations and processes over 79 billion transactions and $1.7 trillion USD in payment volume annually. First Data is one of the largest eCommerce providers in the world with technology that powers thousands of banks, payment service providers and merchants.
Based in Singapore, Prasanna is responsible for growing eCommerce market share for First Data within the APAC region. An experienced payments professional Prasanna has spent over16 years driving payment processing revenues, new product penetration and developing global strategic channel partnerships across APAC and Ireland/UK/Europe.
Before joining First Data, Prasanna built a career in high-tech with global brands such as Ericsson Telecommunications and Microsoft in sales management (card acquiring, M-Commerce and e-Commerce). He has an MBA from the Queensland University of Technology and a Bachelors in Commerce from Bangalore University.