Dhivya Suryadevara to join Stripe as Chief Financial Officer

  • Dhivya joins from General Motors, the largest American automobile manufacturer, where she was Chief Financial Officer.
  • Her experience managing high-scale, global operations and driving strategic business transformation will help accelerate Stripe’s growth.
  • Stripe exceeds growth expectations as the world economy shifts online at a faster rate.

SAN FRANCISCO—Stripe, a global technology company building economic infrastructure for the internet, today announced that Dhivya Suryadevara will be joining the company as Chief Financial Officer. She brings a wealth of experience from General Motors, where she managed a business operating at massive scale and helped steer the transformation of the iconic manufacturer. As Stripe’s reach expands across the globe, Dhivya will play a crucial role in enabling this aggressive growth while maintaining the highest standards in discipline and fiscal responsibility.

At the Fortune 20 company, Dhivya oversaw financial operations amounting to over $100 billion in annual revenue and millions of vehicles delivered annually by 180,000 employees across six continents. She has a track record of leadership in a high-scale environment and a proficiency in strategic transformation. She played a significant role in capital allocation and spearheaded numerous strategic transactions for the company.

“I’m very excited to join Stripe at a pivotal time for the company. Stripe’s mission to increase the GDP of the internet is more important now than ever,” Dhivya Suryadevara commented. “I really enjoy leading complex, large-scale businesses and I hope to use my skills to help accelerate Stripe’s already steep growth trajectory.”

With more than 400 new employees coming on board thus far in 2020, Stripe now has a 2,800-strong workforce across 16 global offices keeping the service performing reliably for millions of businesses worldwide. Stripe has ramped up international expansion significantly over the past year, launching the service in 15 new countries across Latin America, Asia Pacific and Europe.

Dhivya’s appointment follows the recent appointments of Mike Clayville, formerly of Amazon Web Services, as Stripe’s Chief Revenue Officer, and Trish Walsh, previously at Voya Financial, as General Counsel. She joins at a point when the dislocations of 2020 spur a marked shift to online commerce. Stripe will soon have paid out $10 billion to customers that joined Stripe since the onset of the pandemic in the US in March.

“Dhivya is a rare leader who has run an industry-leading leviathan but also gets excited about enabling the brand-new products and the yet-to-be invented products, too”, said John Collison, cofounder of Stripe. “She has the expertise and the instincts to help steer Stripe through our growth in the years ahead.”