Jan-Willem Roest

General Manager Benelux & Ireland, Paypal

What is it like to disrupt the financial world? Jan-Willem Roest can tell you all about it. With more than 18 years of experience in the world of tech (including at  multinationals like Lenovo and IBM), Jan-Willem is now the General Manager of PayPal Benelux & Ireland. He has been a part of the company for the past 9 years in which he has been responsible for several international roles. He became GM in 2015. Fueled by a fundamental belief that having access to financial services creates opportunity, PayPal is committed to democratizing financial services and empowering people and businesses to join and thrive in the global economy. By building financial products and services that enable everyone to connect and participate – and that create more opportunity for billions of people around the world. At the moment, PayPal is the world's fastest growing online payment method, with more than 2.2 million users in the Netherlands, 1.2 million in Belgium and more than 250 million globally. Jan-Willem’s mission is to introduce and engage consumers and merchants with the New Money platform in the Benelux and Ireland. New Money is PayPal's vision on the future of money, payments and commerce. This includes universal solutions for everyone with mobile as its driving force.