Global Payment System Ingenico Appoints Laurent Blanchard As CEO!

Global payment services provider Ingenico appointed Laurent Blanchard (LinkedIn) as the new President and CEO. He has also become a member of the company’s Supervisory Board and Board of Directors, effective April 3, 2023.

Blanchard is a seasoned global executive with 25 years of experience in the technology sector. According to Ingenico, he will be based in Paris but will spend “a lot of time” in the company’s largest markets.

Before joining Ingenico, he was a chief operating officer (COO) at retail software company Cegid. Before Cegid, he held senior positions at global technology companies, including IBM, HP and Cisco.

According to Catherine Guillouard, Ingenico‘s chairman and independent board member, Blanchard‘s “extensive experience” in enterprise management solutions, cloud-based services, and ecosystem enablement makes him the ideal candidate to help the company become a “leading provider of integrated payment solutions.”

These solutions include Andoird’s AXIUM solutions, Terminal-as-a-Service solutions and the company’s cloud-based Payments Platform-as-a-Service initiatives.

Gerrard Schmid and Rolf Stangl will step down as co-CEOs and continue their roles as members of Ingenico‘s supervisory board.

Schmid and Stangl say the new CEO’s expertise and skills are “exactly what we need to drive our transformation.”

Ingenico‘s payment acceptance solutions are used by over 1,000 banks, acquirers, independent software vendors, payment aggregators and fintech customers.


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