Patrick Gauthier is the Vice President of Amazon Pay. He is responsible for leading Amazon’s payment services for 3rd party merchants globally.
Patrick is a 20-year veteran of the payments and ecommerce industry. Most recently he was General Manager, Emerging Retail Solutions at PayPal where he managed PayPal’s prepaid, gift and demand generation businesses. Patrick has also held executive positions in innovation, product, sales and corporate development at Visa, Schlumberger, and Silicon Valley mobile and e-commerce startups.
Patrick has held positions on the board of directors of, mFormation (mobiledevice management); Arcot (authentication); mTLD (Domain name); Upek(Biometrics); Humetrix.net. (eHealth), Tyfone (NFC), Sequent Software (MobileSecurity) and SecureKey (Identity management). He is also a Foreign TradeAdvisor to the France Ministry of Economy (Conseiller du Commerce Exterieur dela France).
Patrick holds a Master’s degree in Telecommunications Engineering from TelecomSud Paris in France.