Suresnes, Paris (France), March 14th, 2023: Ingenico, a global leader in payments acceptance solutions, announces the appointment of Laurent Blanchard as the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), as well as his appointment as the member of the Supervisory Board, and its election to its board of directors, effective April 3rd, 2023.
Laurent is an experienced global executive with an impressive 25-year track record in the technology sector, particularly in Europe and North America.
Prior to joining Ingenico, Laurent served as the Chief Operating Officer of Cegid, where he successfully led the company's transformation to a cloud-based software business. Prior to that Laurent held several senior positions at major global companies such as IBM, HP, and Cisco. Throughout his career, Laurent has been an avid advocate for sustainability and technology as a catalyst for business innovation.
Laurent will be based in Paris but will spend meaningful time in our largest markets, working closely with regional teams and customers to accelerate Ingenico’s journey towards a solutions-oriented company. He is well positioned to lead Ingenico's efforts to accelerate its transformation and take its Android AXIUM range of solutions, its Terminal-as-a-Service (TaaS) leadership, and its innovative cloud-based Payments-Platform-as-a-Service (PPaaS) strategic initiatives to the next level.
Gerrard Schmid and Rolf Stangl will step down as co-CEOs and will continue with their roles as members of Ingenico’s Supervisory Board, working closely with Laurent, and other Board directors, to accelerate the momentum and strategic direction of the company.
Ingenico ist der weltweit führende Anbieter von Zahlungsakzeptanzlösungen. Unsere erstklassigen Terminals und intelligenten und zuverlässigen Lösungen ermöglichen es Händlern, den Zahlungsverkehr zu vereinfachen, indem sie Schnelligkeit, Sicherheit und Flexibilität bieten, um die Kundenbindung zu verbessern. Mit 45 Jahren Erfahrung ist Innovation ein wesentlicher Bestandteil des Ansatzes und der Kultur von Ingenico und inspiriert unsere große und vielfältige Gemeinschaft von Experten, die die Entwicklung des weltweiten Handels vorhersehen und mitgestalten.