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 is the global leader in payments acceptance solutions. As the trusted technology partner for merchants, banks, acquirers, ISVs, payment aggregators and fintech customers our world-class terminals, solutions and services enable the global ecosystem of payments acceptance. With 45 years of experience, innovation is integral to Ingenico’s approach and culture, inspiring our large and diverse community of experts who anticipate and help shape the evolution of commerce worldwide. At Ingenico, trust and sustainability are at the heart of everything we do.