Canada’s Entrepreneur Russell Cummer – Building a Successful Business in Japan

Canada’s Entrepreneur Russell Cummer – Building a Successful Business in Japan
CCCJ is proud and honoured to welcome Russell Cummer, Founder and Executive Chairman at Paidy, to speak about his journey from starting a fintech business in Japan and becoming a unicorn company to eventually successfully selling off the business to U.S. online payments company PayPal for 300 billion JPY. Russell will share his story about the company’s beginnings and touch upon the challenges, opportunities and lessons learned along the way. This will be an opportunity to learn about the BNPL (Buy Now Pay Later) service offering. In addition to hearing Russell’s thoughts on the future of digital payments and e-commerce industry.



Paidy Founder & Executive Chairman

Russell is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Paidy, Japan’s leading BNPL service. After becoming a Unicorn in 2020, Paidy was acquired by PayPal in September, 2021 for 300 billion JPY — the highest valued Japanese venture M&A transaction ever. At the start of his career, Russell spent 7 years in financial markets, first as a member of the Merrill Lynch Global Equity Derivatives Strategy Group in Hong Kong and then as a proprietary-focused trader on the Asia Credit and Convertibles Trading desk at Goldman Sachs in Tokyo and Hong Kong. Russell was born in Singapore and grew up in Hong Kong and Canada. Russell holds a B.Sc. in Physics from Imperial College London and an M.S. in Financial Mathematics from Stanford University.



VENUE: The Tokyo EDITION, Toranomon

DATE: Wednesday, March 16, 2022, 18:00-20:00 (JST)

SPEAKER: Russell Cummer, Founder and Executive Chairman at Paidy

MODERATOR: Ai Nakagawa, Govenor and Karl Pires, Governor

REGISTRATION: In-person Member Fee ¥7,000, Non-member Fee ¥8,000 | Virtual Member Fee ¥600, Non-member Fee ¥1,200

In person: For people signing up for the in-person event, drinks and food will be served. 

Virutal: The instruction on joining the virtual meeting will be sent to registered attendees after the registration deadline.

Please note this is an off-record event.

The content and comments made by the speaker are of their own opinions and do not necessarily represent views, opinions and or policies of the CCCJ.



Event Details

  • March 16 (Wed)
    Registration Closed
  • 18:00 ~ 20:00
  • The Tokyo Toranomon EDITION
  • Members -- ¥7,000 (in-person), ¥600 (virtual) / Non-members ¥8,000 (in-person), ¥1,200 (virtual)
Registration is Closed