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P27 Nordic Payments appoints new chairman and board member

By Megha Bhattacharya

January 22, 2021

  • P27 Nordic Payments
  • UK
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P27 Nordic Payments Platform AB today announced the appointment of Martin Andersson as the new independent Chairperson of the Board. The organisation also appointed Silvija Seres independent Board Member as of 1 January 2021.

Martin has around 20 years of experience in the financial sector. Currently, he is a Partner at Oliver Wyman and has held the role of Director-General of the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority between 2009 and 2015.

Martin Andersson, new Chairperson of the Board of P27 Nordic Payments Platform commented, “P27 is the largest payments infrastructure project in Europe, building a common state-of-the-art payment platform in the Nordics. I look forward to being part of P27 as Chairperson and to contribute to realising its exciting vision”.

Silvija is currently the Managing Partner at the Norwegian technology investment company Technorocks. She has experience from serving as a board member in several public and private companies, for example, Nordea, Statkraft, Academedia, NRK, and Oslo Børs.

Paula da Silva, former interim Chairperson of the Board of P27 and Chairperson of the nomination committee, commented, “P27 was established in 2017 with the mission to build the world’s first integrated cross-border and multicurrency payments region, connecting the 27 million people living in the Nordics and beyond. After three years of fast progress, we are now preparing to become fully operational.The appointment of Martin Andersson as independent Chairperson and Silvija Seres as independent Board Member is in accordance with what was established in the shareholder’s agreement and marks an important step in our continued journey. As independent board members Martin and Silvija will, with their competence and experience, add valuable expertise to the board.”

Recently, P27 Nordic Payments Platform signed an agreement to acquire the Swedish clearing house, Bankgirocentralen BGC AB (Bankgirot). The acquisition is expected to strengthen P27’s commitment to creating one common state-of-the-art payment platform in the Nordic countries. Businesses and consumers, post-acquisition, will be able to continue using Bankgirot’s services as before, and it is business as usual for the employees at Bankgirot.

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