The platform built to simplify and accelerate global payments

1700+ employees & 85+ nationalities

24+ offices around the world

€303.6 BN billion in processed volume in 2020

Our story

Adyen was founded in 2006 by a group of entrepreneurs, including Pieter van der Does and Arnout Schuijff. The existing payments technology consisted of a patchwork of systems built on outdated infrastructure. With the aim of helping businesses grow, the co-founders set out to build a platform capable of meeting the rapidly evolving needs of today's fast-growing global businesses.

Adyen's founding team called the business Adyen – Surinamese for "Start over again" – and focused on building a modern infrastructure directly connected to card networks and local payment methods across the world, allowing for unified commerce and providing shopper data insights to merchants. The Adyen platform enables merchants to accept payments in a single system, enabling revenue growth online, on mobile devices and at the point of sale.

Company milestones

  • 2006

  • Founded in 2006 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

  • 2009

  • Signed our first global enterprise merchant, Groupon

  • 2010

  • Expanded product offering to include
    risk management tools

  • 2012

  • Obtained European acquiring license

  • 2012

  • Opened office locations in
    San Francisco, London, Paris and Stockholm

  • 2012

  • Added point of sale (POS) to our
    service offering

  • 2016

  • Launched Adyen for Platforms

  • 2017

  • Obtained acquiring licenses for
    Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia,
    and New Zealand

  • 2018

  •  Launched Terminal API

  • 2019

  • Launched Adyen Issuing

  • 2020

  • Obtained acquiring license for Malaysia

The Adyen Formula

We build to benefit all merchants (not just one)

We make good choices to build an ethical business and drive sustainable growth for our merchants

Winning is more important than ego; we work as a team - across cultures and time zones

We include different people to sharpen our ideas

We don’t hide behind email, instead we pick up the phone

We create our own path and won’t be slowed down by “stewards”

We launch fast and iterate

We talk straight without being rude

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Our Team

    Management Board

    Pieter van der Does Co-founder / CEO
    Roelant Prins CCO
    Ingo Uytdehaage CFO
    Kamran Zaki COO
    Mariëtte Swart CLCO
    Alexander Matthey CTO

    Regional Leadership

    Brian Dammeir President North America
    Davi Strazza President Latin America
    Warren Hayashi President Asia Pacific

    Country Managers

    Aditya Khullar India
    Alex Rhodes Canada
    Alexa von Bismarck Germany
    Carrie Hu China
    Erick Mac Kinney Mexico
    JuanJose Llorente Spain
    Julien Marlier Belgium
    Maarten Wessels Japan
    Michel van Aalten Australia & New Zealand
    Myles Dawson United Kingdom
    Philippe de Passorio France & Italy
    Sander Maertens Middle East
    Tim van Diest Central Eastern Europe
    Tobias Lindh Nordic & Baltics

    We are located in 24 offices around the world:

    Hong Kong
    Mexico City

    New York
    San Francisco 
    São Paulo

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