International Payment Services
Chief Executive Officer. Thomas is a business veteran with over 25 years of experience in leading global companies to success through strategic repositioning. His previous roles include CEO of Ruesch International, Inc., CEO of MedE America, and COO of Card Establishment Services.
Chief Financial Officer. Huib is a seasoned professional in finance and has held the Chief Financial Officer role at Telfort, Wind- Hellas Telecommunications in Greece and most recently, the VoiceCash group of companies, including its bank in Malta. Prior to these roles he had various senior financial roles with companies such as Ernst & Young, RJ Reynolds International, and O2. Huib holds degrees in Business Informatics and Business Administration and received his Chartered Public Accountant registration from the University of Amsterdam.
Chief Commercial Officer. Koen has built a successful career in Sales, Business Development, and Marketing within the international technology environment. Most recently, he held the position of Global Sales & Marketing Director at Easynet Global Services, preceded by several executive positions at Hewlett-Packard and Xerox.
Chief Technology Officer. Prior to joining GlobalCollect, Peter served as Chief Information Officer of ING Direct UK. As an accomplished technology executive with a strong focus on how IT impacts overall business performance, he held senior management positions at Capital One, Goldman Sachs, and the Financial Services Authority in the UK prior to the above.
Chief Credit and Risk Officer. Before joining GlobalCollect, Stephen held various roles at Barclays Group, including the Risk Head for Global Payments, where he managed the payments principal risk program for Barclays across the group’s international footprint. Prior to Barclays Steve was the Chief Risk Officer for ING Cards Germany, and held various operations and risk roles at Citibank.
Chief Operating Officer. Kesh Talwar has over 20 years experience in international and B2B payments. Kesh spent over 15 years at First Data where he last managed and built the global acquiring business. Prior to that he was responsible for the strategy and product development of the B2B business, the mobile commerce platform and sales. Some of his other notable experiences were at MasterCard International where he managed interchange and also built the phone calling card platform.
General Counsel. Eric Kriesels joined GlobalCollect in 2006 as Vice President Legal Affairs and has been instrumental to the growth of GlobalCollect. Before joining the executive team in March 2010 as General Counsel, Eric Kriesels was Chairman of the Board of Stichting Global Collect Trust. Eric Kriesels has a Master degree in law at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam and started his career as solicitor. Before joining GlobalCollect, Eric Kriesels held positions at various international companies in the financial and pharmaceutical industry.
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