VocaLink has announced the appointment of Patricia Pittomvils as sales director for Europe. The appointment follows the launch of VocaLink’s Euro CSM on 28 January. Pittomvils, who is fluent in several European languages, is originally from Luxembourg and holds a degree from the University of Heidelberg in Germany. Her previous role was as vice president for industry relations and market growth at TietoEnator. Prior to this, she worked in the payments, treasury and cash management sector for more than 15 years in various senior positions within Fundtech, Logica and SWIFT.
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