Apaya appoints Zahi Kallab as COO and Co-Founder

by Michael Tomlins on November 17, 2021

Dubai, UAE and London, UK 


Zahi Kallab has joined Apaya as COO and co-founder to spearhead growth at the Payment technology company. Zahi brings a wealth of technology, digital services and payment experience to Apaya and has held strategic management positions at Sky News Arabia and STC portfolio business, Intigral. Based in Dubai, Zahi shall also be responsible for growing a commercial and engineering team in MENA to serve our partners in the region.

Apaya empowers merchants to offer a localised experience to satisfy their customer’s payment preferences and rapidly expand their customer reach. Apaya powers local payment methods across Europe, Middle East and Africa through a unified API enabling merchants to automate their checkout based on their customers location and context. 

“I’m thrilled that Zahi is joining Apaya at such an exciting time for Apaya” said Michael Tomlins, CEO and Co-Founder. “Zahi will strengthen our team as we continue to develop our proposition, expand our reach into new markets and scale the business. I can’t wait to start working together!”

“I am so happy to be joining Apaya at this stage as it continues to expand in the region, and more importantly to be working closely with such an amazing team”, commented Zahi.

Zahi holds an Executive MBA from IE Business School, Spain and a Masters of Engineering from ENST Bretagne, France.