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 es el líder mundial en soluciones de aceptación de pagos. Como partner tecnologico de confianza para nuestros clientes, bancos, adquirentes, proveedores de software independiente, agregadores de pagos y fintechs, nuestros terminales, soluciones y servicios de primera categoría facilitan el ecosistema global de aceptación de pagos. Con 45 años de experiencia, la innovación es esencial en la estrategia y la cultura de Ingenico, inspirando así a nuestra gran y diversa comunidad de expertos que se anticipan y ayudan a crear la evolución del comercio mundial. En Ingenico, la confianza y la sostenibilidad están en el centro de todo lo que hacemos.