Skip to navigation Skip to main content

Ashwin Raj

Vice President
Lyft

Ashwin is the Vice President of Payments at Lyft. Earlier he was the GM of the Amazon Pay in North America. He has an extremely strong record of building and growing Commerce and Fintech businesses. He transformed Amazon Pay into a multi-billion dollar business and delivered on growth, profitability, and innovation. As part of this process, he led and completed the transition of Amazon Webstore through a strategic partnership with Shopify. At Visa, Ashwin led the effort that resulted in the tokenization standard adopted by EMV. He led the partnership effort with Samsung, Apple, Microsoft etc. to enable their payment solutions Samsung Pay, Apple Pay, etc. He led the acquisition and integration of Fundamo to develop mVisa, Visa’s mobile money solution for Emerging Markets. Earlier Ashwin led the creation and management of Visa Direct, Visa’s Money Transfer business. His has worked all over the world including the USA, Canada, Asia (including Japan, Korea, and China), Australia, the Middle East, and Africa. Ashwin’s industry experience includes physical retail, E-commerce, mobile commerce, mobile money, consumer credit, debit and prepaid, money transfer, remittances, P2P payments and Identity. Ashwin’s passion is to create and scale businesses built around creating customer value and developing the foundation for transformation, growth, profitability, and innovation.

Ashwin Raj