Laurent was appointed PayU CEO in January 2016. He is responsible for global operations and brings extensive knowledge of digital payments and emerging markets to PayU. He culminated an 11-year career at PayPal as Vice-President and General Manager for Continental Europe, where he led successfully the start/launch of business in Russia, Middle-East, Israel and Africa. He started his career as business analyst at McKinsey and in 1999 he founded TalentManager (a leading recruitment software provider), where he spent three years growing the business and then successfully sold the Italian operation. Laurent holds an MBA from the London Business School and is a graduate of Bocconi University in Italy (CEMS Master, International management).