The platform built to simplify and accelerate global payments

1000+ employees & 80+ nationalities

20 + offices around the world

€159 billion in processed volume in 2018

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 The existing payments technology consisted of a patchwork of systems built on outdated infrastructure.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

  • Obtained Brazilian acquiring license

  • 2016

  • Launched Adyen for Platforms

  • 2017

  • Secured European banking license

  • 2017

  • Launched Checkout

  • 2017

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

  • 2017

  • Opened office location in New York

  • 2017

  • Surpassed €100 billion in processed volume

  • 2018

  •  Launched Terminal API

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 / President & CEO
    Arnout Schuijff Co-founder / CTO
    Ingo Uytdehaage CFO
    Roelant Prins CCO
    Sam Halse COO
    Joop Wijn CSRO


    Warren Hayashi President Asia Pacific
    Jean Christian Mies President Latin America
    Kamran Zaki President North America
    Hans ten Hagen Head of Sales Europe
    Martine Buis Director Human Resources
    Mariëtte Swart General Legal Counsel
    Dagmar van Ravenswaay Claasen Director Regulatory Affairs
    Etienne Gerts Head of Engineering
    Michiel Toneman SVP System Architecture
    Brian Dammeir Head of Product
    Jean-Marc Thienpont Managing Director, Point of Sale Solutions

    Country Managers

    Tobias Lindh Nordic & Baltics
    Myles Dawson United Kingdom
    Alexa von Bismarck Germany
    Philippe de Passorio France & Italy
    JuanJose Llorente Spain
    Michel van Aalten Australia & New Zealand
    Julien Marlier Belgium
    Carrie Hu China

    We are located in 20 offices around the world:

    Hong Kong
    Mexico City

    New York
    San Francisco 
    São Paulo

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