Full Name
Sebastian Kanovich
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Speaker Bio
Sebastián Kanovich is a pioneer in emerging market payments and the Chief Executive Officer at dLocal. He has been leading the company since its inception in January 2016, creating the only 360 payments technology company which handles payins and payouts in emerging markets for some of the largest global e-commerce and marketplace companies. Prior to dLocal, Kanovich was the CEO of AstroPay, and grew the company into a premier cross-border payment-card provider that processed millions of transactions daily. Sebastián holds a Bachelor degree in Economics from Universidad ORT Uruguay. He also studied Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Management of Technology at Tel Aviv University, and completed a prestigious Endeavor Innovation and Growth Program at Stanford Graduate School of Business. He continues to be fascinated with how payments work around the world.

Sebastian is a frequent speaker at industry conferences including Money2020US: 2019 - Lessons from Winners in LatAm payments, 2018 - Blockchain & Global E-Commerce Payments and 2017 - How LATAM’s Unbanked Might Be Giving Rise to a FinTech Boom. Merchant Risk Council and PaymentsEd Forum 2017-2019, and MasterCard LAC summit among others. During 2019 he appeared in podcasts like Nasdaq #TradeTalks, Fintech Finance, and Bank On It. He has also authored numerous bylines on cross-border payments in publications such as Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Paypers, PaymentsJournal, Entrepreneur, and Finance Magnates, among others.
Sebastian Kanovich