Joao Duarte

Position: Head of Portugal & International Expansion


Payen wants to offer simple and smarter payments all around the world, and I’m enthusiastic about being part of an ambitious team that wants to bring innovation to payments everywhere. At Payen, we aim to offer smarter digital payments, using next generation technology for all markets.
With an entrepreneurial spirit and a customer-centric perspective, we intend to create trusty, durable and profitable relations within our clients and partners.

I joined Payen the beginning of 2019 with the goal of creating a landscape of action in new geographies like Southern Europe, Africa and Latam.

Before Payen, I was responsible for managing business development in Southern Europe as Country Manager at Glase Fintech AB, an omnichannel mobile wallet solution.

I completed my post graduate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management at Catholic Lisbon Business & Economics and graduate in Management & Information Systems at University of Minho, Braga.

I love traveling with my family, which consists of my wife and three children (ok, the oldest already reach 18, time flies), and I’m a Benfica football fan and dedicated wine collector and taster.