Monday, 26 November 2012

New Movers and Shakers in Card and Payment industry w/c 26/11/12

Farzine Fazel joins Capco to head up new sourcing team

Capco, a global business and technology consultancy dedicated specifically to the financial services industry, today announced that Paris based Capco Partner Farzine Fazel will lead a newly configured and dedicated sourcing team.

European CEO Peter Schurau adds, "Farzine's leadership of Capco's sourcing offerings will provide the bridge between our consulting and transformation offerings. It will also create further opportunities to engage with the bandwidth and expertise of our parent company, FIS, as and when clients require, as well as providing clients flexibility to select the sourcing models that most closely fit their developing needs. And that's exactly what we are now configured to provide."

Terri Harwood becomes COO of North American Bancard

US credit card processing company North American Bancard has appointed Terri Harwood as chief operating officer.

Harwood joins NAB from Global Payments where she served as senior VP of service operations, strategic relationships and business development.

Tom Smith joins 3V board

Ireland-based payment platform provider 3V Transaction Services (3V) has appointed Tom Smith of TTV Capital to its board.

The company plans further expansion into US and European markets in 2013.Smith is a co-founder and managing partner of TTV Capital and a seasoned investor in technology-enabled financial services businesses. He currently serves on the Boards of fintech companies, such as, eWise and IP Commerce.

MasterCard appoints new head for HK and Macau

Kevin Goldmintz has been appointed MasterCard's new head of Hong Kong & Macau.

Based in Hong Kong, Goldmintz will take responsibility for the overall performance of MasterCard in the region.

"Kevin brings to the team more than 15 years' experience in commercial and consumer card payments together with a strong background in B2B payments," said Ling Hai, division president, Greater China, MasterCard Worldwide. "As the head of one of our most significant markets in this region, Kevin will be tasked with providing strategic direction and necessary support in connection with delivery of advanced products and services to meet the demands of the market."

Goldmintz joined MasterCard in 2004 and was initially based in Hong Kong, where he successfully launched the joint MasterCard-Citi Commercial Card business in more than seven markets in Asia Pacific. He moved to Australia in 2007 to lead the Citi Australia account which includes Citi's largest commercial card business in Asia Pacific. He was also responsible for signing MasterCard's first ever airline co-branding deal in Australia with Emirates airline.

Since 2010, Goldmintz has led the Corporate Payment Solutions product function for Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa and contributed numerous wins and successes for various markets, including Greater China.

Prior to joining MasterCard, he worked as a Product Manager for ANZ Bank, one of the largest commercial card issuers in Australia. There, Goldmintz managed the SME portfolio, which was the largest SME card portfolio in the country, and also led the Qantas-ANZ airline co-branded card project and was responsible for the overall relationship with Qantas.

David Luther joins Mozido in business development role

US-based mobile wallet and financial services company Mozido has appointed David Luther as executive VP of global business development.

He will lead business development efforts on a global scale, drive new growth opportunities and oversee the company’s sales organisation.

John Shackleton becomes director at m-payments start-up

John Shackleton has been appointed to mobile payments start-up paythru’s Board of Directors.

He has over 30 years experience in software and services management.

“Mobile payments is a hot space,” Shackleton comments. “But just being there isn’t a guarantee of success. The winners will focus on providing the best customer experience and, in the case of mobile payments that means minimal disruption to the consumers’ behaviour."

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