Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV), a global provider of payments and financial services technology solutions, revealed on Friday (June 11, 2021) that it has decided to appoint Wafaa Mamilli to its Board of Directors. Wafaa will reportedly be serving on the Technology Risk Committee of the Board.
Wafaa has served as Chief Information and Digital Officer of Zoetis Inc. and a member of the executive team since January of last year. While working at Zoetis, the global animal health firm, Wafaa was leading global tech, digital, analytics, and cybersecurity teams powering business innovation, growth, and customer experiences.
Wafaa has also been tasked with supporting the firm’s digital and data analytic strategies and solutions that promote better animal care and customer businesses.
She joined Zoetis from Eli Lilly and Company, where she spent over 20 years in various leadership roles such as Global Business Units CIO. Wafaa also worked as Eli Lilly’s very first Chief Information Security Officer. She was responsible for leading strategy and execution to secure digital products, devices, manufacturing systems, and information.
Denis O’Leary, Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Fiserv, stated:
“Wafaa brings the insights of a deep technology background to our board, which will inform our focus on innovation and the creation of superior value for clients and shareholders. Her expertise and perspective on cybersecurity and the use of digital and data are particularly relevant in navigating today’s rapidly evolving technology landscape.”
Wafaa received her Master’s degree in Computer Science from INSEA in Rabat, Morocco, and also a Master’s degree in Business Applications of Information and Technology from Université Rennes in Rennes, France.
She possesses a General Management Certificate from the London Business School and has also completed the Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management program.
As covered in March 2021, Fiserv had entered an agreement with Pittsburgh’s Fintech Pineapple Payments. The terms of the deal had not been shared publicly.
Established in 2016, Pineapple Payments offers payments processing services, proprietary tech along with omni-channel payment acceptance services for integrated software providers and SMBs. The Fintech company serves over 25,000 merchants.
Frank Bisignano, President and Chief Executive at Fiserv, noted earlier this year that with Pineapple Payments currently serving as a key distribution partner of Fiserv, they intend to accelerate the delivery of innovative capabilities to many different merchant clients.
Bisignano added that together, they will aim to offer omni-channel payments tech and related services to enable merchants to “maximize the potential” of digital payment processing. He added that they’re looking forward to welcoming Pineapple Payments to the Fiserv team and continuing to provide services that merchants and their clients require.