Linda Shomo is the founder and CEO of EasyPay, an inclusive e-payment platform in Albania. Linda has a proven executive track record and over 23 years of experience in IT, 17 of which in the financial sector. Prior to EasyPay, Linda held IT management roles in various global financial institutions such as the American Bank of Albania, The Western Union Company is a US financial services company with headquarters in Englewood, Colorado with offices and agents all over the world offering services such as money transfers (P2P, P2B and B2B, money orders, and other business & commercial services. With close to 12,000 employees, more than 500,000 agent locations in over 200 countries and territories, Western Union is... want more?, First Data International etc.
She founded EasyPay in 2010 and is one of the few women founders and CEOs in the Balkans’ FinTech Sector. Some of the awards for Linda’s and EasyPay’s leading role in the digital financial revolution in Europe include ‘Woman of the year in ICT, 2014’ awarded by the ICT Awards, ‘Women in FinTech Powerlist 2017’ selected by Innovate Finance, whilst EasyPay was selected as one of the Top 3 FinTech Companies in Europe for Financial Inclusion, awarded by the European FinTech Awards 2017. Apart from running EasyPay, Linda is a board member of the Albanian IT Association, Albanian Consulting Network, Women in Business Committee, American Chamber of Commerce and CoFounder of the Network of Albanian Women Entrepreneurs. She holds a BS degree in Computer Science, an MBA and a Certificate in Management Consultancy Essentials from IBC.