Our story

Viva Payments is a leader in innovative, cost-cutting payment solutions on a global scale with efficient, transparent, multi-channel payment systems.

Our story began in 2000 as a small but inspired group of technology, UX and payments experts. We started developing web platforms, electronic services and mobile applications for banks and other corporations.

Over the years we gained considerable expertise, which enabled us to take full advantage of the deregulation of the European financial system and propelled our growth. Our team seized the opportunity to disrupt existing models for providers of financial services, and strove tirelessly to develop and deliver next-generation payment services. By 2010, we had built our core payments technology.

Our founding team adopted the word ‘viva’ to connote the attributes of brilliance, intensity and agility, just like our payment solutions.

Our proprietary, game-changing technology helps millions of users daily run their businesses better, faster and cheaper, whether online, via mobile, in person, or through a physical network of agents. Our goal is to add value at every stage of the payments process.

We provide multichannel payments through cloud based system architecture, designed to evolve and scale for growth.

"Our founding team adopted the word ‘viva’ to connote the attributes of brilliance, intensity and agility, just like our payment solutions."

Meet the team

  • Haris Karonis
    CEO / Founder
  • Panos Tsakos
    CMO / Co founder
  • Kostas Tsaousis
    COO / Co founder
  • Makis Antypas
    CIO / Co founder
  • Dr Yannis Larios
    Business Development Director
  • Dimitrios Kontoulis
    Group CFO
  • Dimitris Michalogiannakis
    CFO
  • Michael Diamantoulis
    Risk & AML Director
  • Vasiliki Gkoutzamani
    Head of Compliance & Legal
  • Mary Dimitrakopoulou
    Customer Care Director
  • ANDREAS ZAFIRIS
    Head of Systems and Operations
  • ASPA XINTAROPOULOU
    Legal Associate
  • DESPOINA AYFADI
    Legal Associate
  • DIMITRIS MAKRIS
    Card Terminals Director
  • DIMITRIS MICHOS
    Project Leader, Integrations
  • DIMITRIS PAPAIOANNOU
    Business Development Manager - Belgium
  • DIMITRIS PAPASPYROU
    Head of Internal Audit
  • GIANNIS LOUSIDIS
    Sales Manager
  • GIANNIS MICHALIS
    Development Team leader
  • GIORGOS GKONIS
    Development Team leader
  • GIORGOS LIASKOS
    Development Team leader
  • MANOLIS BENETOS
    Lead Front End Engineer
  • MARIOS TZITZIRAS
    Strategy Projects Director
  • MARY GAVALA
    Online Communication & Promos Manager
  • NIKIFOROS OURANOS
    Project Leader Financial Transactions
  • NIKOS PROUNTZOS
    Head of Information Security
  • PANAGIOTIS XENITELIS
    Legal Associate
  • SOFIA DIMITRAKAKI
    Legal Associate
  • STAVROS PAPAGEORGIOU
    Business Development & Resellers Manager
  • YANNIS PRASSAS
    Lead Mobile Developer

Advisors

  • Vassilis Trapezanoglou
    Executive Consultant