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dLocal appoints Justo Benetti as SVP Head of Americas for Expansion in Financial Technology Arena
Wed, 4th Oct 2023

In a recent announcement, dLocal Limited, a leading technology-first payments platform that enables global enterprise merchants to connect with billions of consumers in emerging markets, confirmed the appointment of Justo Benetti as the SVP Head of Americas. Benetti’s new role comes into effect immediately.

Prior to joining dLocal, Benetti held a notable position as the VP Strategic Solutions at Worldpay. His remarkable track record there, spanning almost a decade, saw him play a pivotal role in scaling the global pay-in’s and pay-out’s solution. This significantly contributed to Worldpay’s exponential growth over the nine years he was with the firm. His tenure at Worldpay also granted Benetti a profound insight into the diverse range of payment options essential for businesses looking to expand, especially when aiming to attract consumers in emerging global markets.

On his new role and the potential he sees with dLocal, Benetti comments, “With so many merchants already on the platform, dLocal is a perfect ecosystem for businesses across the Americas that are increasingly catering to a diverse, worldly consumer. This consumer base anticipates every transaction to be safe, localised, speedy, and convenient.”

dLocal’s ambition for expansion across the Americas is evident, and the firm believes Benetti’s extensive experience will be indispensable in realising this vision. Sebastian Kanovich, dLocal's Co-CEO, shared his optimism regarding the new appointment: “As we scale operations in this rapidly globalising market, Justo’s level of experience in Latin America and with high-frequency brands is a tremendous asset.” He went on to add, “As a leader, he has an eye for talent and a motivating presence that helps our team think through merchant problems and contribute on a higher level. Justo has proven he is an impactful contributor to North American business development from his past roles which provides a huge opportunity for dLocal’s continued ecommerce growth in the Americas and LATAM.”

The fintech world waits with bated breath to see how Benetti’s addition will drive growth for dLocal, especially given his rich experience and the company’s ambitious vision. It’s evident that dLocal expects him to play a significant role in their ongoing mission to bridge global enterprise merchants with emerging markets.

Benetti has already begun making his mark at dLocal. He recently made his inaugural appearance for the firm at the dLocal Connect event held in London. Stakeholders and industry enthusiasts will soon get another opportunity to engage with him, as he is scheduled to represent dLocal at the upcoming Money 20/20 event in Las Vegas this October.