Shanta Paratian is a Manager in the London office and has over 12 years of strategy consulting experience. She has worked with multiple players across the payments value chain, from banks, schemes, to technology providers and merchants. Shanta often works with global clients in Travel and Retail verticals. She has been involved in various projects focusing on payment optimisation, go-to-market and product strategies, and Request for Proposal support. She holds an MSc in Business Analytics and Consulting from Warwick University (UK). In her spare time, Shanta enjoys racket sports, visiting farmers’ markets and escaping to Hampstead Heath for a long walk.
Shanta Paratian (Manager, London) moderated working groups focusing on identifying air cargo payments pain points at the Cargo Payments Summit 2022 in London on the 17th of October. Although the air cargo market more than doubled in value between 2019 and 2021, pain points surrounding payments remain apparent. During her session, Shanta identified three key categories of payment pain points in air cargo as Cost of Payment/Collection, Payments Risk, and Internal Expenses & Payment Reconciliation.
Emmanuel Resseguier, CEO of Fennech Financial, spoke with Shanta Paratian (Manager, London). Fennech Financial developed an innovative platform to automate complex tasks within Finance, Treasury, and Payment ecosystems, such as reconciliation, cash allocation, payment orchestration, and cost control.
Ashley Gauzere, CEO and Founder of HUB2.io, spoke with Shanta Paratian (Manager, London). HUB2.io is a payment aggregator enabling interoperability between mobile money wallets. Ashley outlines how Africa’s mobile money market is evolving and that it will remain the main driver of financial inclusion.
Farelogix remains once again at the forefront of the travel scene. On May 1, 2020, the UK regulators blocked Sabre’s purchase of the Florida-based airline technology vendor on grounds it was anticompetitive. The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) questioned Sabre’s rationale for acquiring a smaller competitor, which involved targeting similar clients.
Todd Ablowitz, Co-CEO of Infinicept, spoke with Shanta Paratian (Manager, London). Todd highlights that there are two fundamental differences between the payment facilitator model and the traditional acquiring model that have allowed payment facilitators to completely innovate the signup, on-boarding, and servicing elements of the merchant experience.
Shanta Paratian, Senior Consultant based in London, caught up with Monica Eaton-Cardone, Co-Founder and COO of Chargebacks911, a provider of chargeback management solutions. Chargebacks911 was founded in 2011 and has over 350 employees worldwide.