Andrew Gelb joined First Data in October 2014 and is Executive Vice President, Head of Global Financial Solutions. In this role, Andrew is responsible for First Data’s issuing solutions suite globally. This includes credit and retail card processing, loans processing, customer communications, plastics personalization, remittance services, commercial payments, and licensed financial software systems, among others. Andrew is a member of First Data’s Management Committee and reports to Chairman and CEO Frank Bisignano.
Prior to his arrival at First Data, Andrew had a distinguished career at Citi where he held a variety of roles around the globe. Most recently, he served as Managing Director and Head of Citi’s North America Treasury and Trade Solutions business, a leading provider of banking services such as Cash Management, Trade Solutions, and Commercial & Prepaid Cards to Corporates, Financial Institutions and the Public Sector.
During nearly two decades at Citi, Andrew held leadership positions within Citi’s Securities and Fund Services business as Head of Securities and Fund Services in EMEA, as well as Global Head of Direct Custody. He also led Strategy & Planning for Citi Transaction Services and the Cash Management business in Japan. Andrew joined the bank in 1997 and spent his first two years rotating through Citi’s businesses in Nigeria, Indonesia, Singapore, New Zealand and the United States.
Andrew serves on the Board of Directors of MineralTree, which received a Series B investment from First Data in early 2015 and provides B2B accounts payable solutions for small and mid-sized businesses. He earned his MBA at Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management and his BA at Oberlin College.