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Ingenico announces Laurent Blanchard as new CEO

By Gloria Methri

March 28, 2023

  • Appointment News
  • Biometric Payment Solution
  • Contactless Payments
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Ingenico, France, PayTech, Biometric Payment Solution, Contactless PaymentsIngenico, the global leader in payments acceptance solutions, has appointed Laurent Blanchard as the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He was also appointed member of the Supervisory Board, and its election to its board of directors, effective April 3rd, 2023.

Blanchard is an experienced global executive with a 25-year track record in the technology sector, particularly in Europe and North America.

Prior to joining Ingenico, Blanchard 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, he held several senior positions at major global companies such as IBM, HP, and Cisco.

Blanchard will be based in Paris but will spend meaningful time in Ingenico’s largest markets, working closely with regional teams and customers to accelerate the firm’s journey toward a solutions-oriented company. He is touted to bolster Ingenico’s transformation and to take its Android AXIUM range of solutions, its Terminal-as-a-Service (TaaS) leadership, and cloud-based Payments-Platform-as-a-Service (PPaaS) 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.

Gerrard Schmid and Rolf Stangl, Co-CEOs of Ingenico, said, “We are honoured to have had the opportunity to lead Ingenico during this interim period, and we are thrilled to welcome Laurent Blanchard as our new CEO. Laurent’s extensive experience and leadership skills are precisely what we need to drive our transformation. We are confident that his passion for innovation and sustainability, coupled with his global experience, will enable us to create new opportunities for growth and deliver exceptional value to our employees, clients, and partners.

Laurent Blanchard, the newly appointed CEO of Ingenico, added, “I am deeply honoured to be appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Ingenico. The company has an exceptional team of talented individuals and leading technologies that we can leverage to assist our clients and partners in navigating the rapidly evolving payments industry. We have an extraordinary opportunity to help our clients drive their businesses forward while taking Ingenico’s business to a whole new level.”

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