Guillaume Pousaz: Blazing the Trail as Founder and CEO of Checkout.com

Guillaume Pousaz Blazing the Trail as Founder and CEO of Checkout.com
Guillaume Pousaz Blazing the Trail as Founder and CEO of Checkout.com / Telegraph

Swiss billionaire Guillaume Pousaz, founder and CEO of Checkout.com, has an impressive estimated net worth of US$20 billion. After gaining a degree in mathematical engineering at Ecole Fédérale Polytechnique De Lausanne and economics at HEC Lausanne, Pousaz entered the banking sector in 2006 when he joined IPC.

This marked the first steps of what would become one of the most successful fintech journeys ever seen. His ambition was clear from early on as he went on to launch two startups – NetMerchant in 2007 and Opus Payments in 2009 – that would eventually lead him to creating Checkout.com.

By 2012, Pousaz had founded his payments processing fintech with the mission to solve payment processing issues that prevented merchants from doing business effectively. The company took off almost immediately and by 2019, it had become one of the world’s most successful fintech stories; it raised US$230 million that year alone.

The onset of 2020’s pandemic resulted in a tripling of payments volume for Checkout.com, alongside a huge increase in Pousaz’s reported net worth to US$9 billion; leading them to raise a further US $450 million at a valuation of US$15 billion in 2021. This success has further established Pousaz as one Switzerland’s most influential entrepreneurs, with his wealth ranking close behind those from banking dynasties such as UBS or Credit Suisse groups.

Typically, Pousaz is based on both Dubai and London for work purposes but ensures he dedicates Saturdays primarily to his family life away from the hustle and bustle of business life. He remains committed to making sure his success gives back to others through investments into bold new businesses that could have positive implications for society, and continues to inspire up-and-coming entrepreneurs who are looking for their own successes like he has achieved so far himself.

Guillaume Pousaz’s success story is unlike any other and his achievements to date further demonstrate how ambition, hard work, and dedication can truly pay off. He has become a beacon of inspiration for budding entrepreneurs looking to make their mark on the world, throwing down the gauntlet to all those who will come after him to do the same. The world watches with eager anticipation as Pousaz continues on his remarkable journey and Checkout.com continues to blaze the trail in fintech.

We can only expect further success from Pousaz and his team in the years to come – something that is sure to have a positive impact on the fintech industry as a whole. The future looks bright with Guillaume Pousaz at the helm.