Sam Shawki is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of MagicCube, a digital commerce security startup located in Silicon Valley.
Prior to his current role, Shawki was head of Visa’s Global Remote Payments business unit, where he drove the company’s global initiatives in mobile and remote payments.
Before that, Shawki served as Chief Innovation Officer of VimpelCom, the world’s sixth largest mobile network operator with over 214 million customers in 18 countries. In this role, he was responsible for developing the group’s innovation roadmap with P&L responsibilities for all mobile financial services targeting over $600 million dollars.
His successful track record in building and growing organizations from inception to market leadership is well recognized in both startup and large public company environments.
Shawki was a founding member of the executive team at Obopay, a global pioneer in mobile payments, and has played key roles in launching several disruptive and successful startup products during times of cutting-edge innovation and rapid growth.
Shawki is currently a Member of Ericsson’s North America Industry Advisory Board, as well as the Board of Directors at Yellow Pepper Mobile Financial Solutions.
He holds a BS in Engineering and has co-authored multiple US and international patents.