President, International Markets

Anant Patel

With over 20 years of payments experience, Anant joined ConnexPay in January 2022 as President, International Markets. He is a visionary overachiever and a new market creator. Through his core belief and mantra, “Behaviors drive culture, and culture drives results,” Anant is focused on building inclusive and diverse teams that consistently exceed expectations.

Anant’s payments technology background has seen him lead both fintech and corporate payments businesses in Europe and internationally. Prior roles include Vice President at Mastercard, Managing Director of EMEA for eNett, and EMEA Managing Director for First Performance Global, where he was tasked with leading the revolution on processing and refining customer experience. Most recently, Anant was Vice President, EMEA & APAC, for Corporate Payments at WEX Inc.

Anant holds a bachelor’s degree in computer studies from The Nottingham Trent University and an MBA from The University of Warwick, UK.

Anant and his wife live in the United Kingdom and call Leicestershire home. They are the parents of two grown children and one dog. Anant spends his free time trying to follow Leicester City Football Club around the UK and Europe and striving to play more golf.

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Anant joins ConnexPay from the UK as President, International Markets and has more than 20 years of payment experience. He is a visionary overachiever and a new market creator. Through his core belief and mantra, “Behaviors drive culture, and culture drives results,” Anant is focused on building inclusive and diverse teams that consistently exceed expectations.

His payments technology background has seen him lead both FinTech and Corporate Payments businesses in Europe and internationally including being Vice President at Mastercard, Managing Director of EMEA for eNett, as well as serving as the EMEA Managing Director for First Performance Global where he was tasked with leading the revolution on processing and refining customer experience. Most recently Anant was Vice President, EMEA & APAC for Corporate Payments at WEX Inc.

Anant and his wife live in Leicestershire, UK and have two grown kids. Anant spends his free time trying to follow Leicester City Football Club around the UK and Europe and striving to play more golf. Anant holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Studies at The Nottingham Trent University and a Master of Business Administrations from The University of Warwick, UK.

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