Ixaris, a provider of prepaid payment applications and services, has appointed John Chaplin as president. As an existing non-executive Director of Ixaris with more than 20 years’ experience at the forefront of the payment card industry, Chaplin has a wealth of knowledge that he will bring to the role.
Chaplin has previously worked in senior positions at First Data Corporation and Visa, where he was executive vice president (EVP) in charge of its processing business in Europe. He is also a member of the Payments Market Expert Group that advises the European Commission. Chaplin has been brought on board with the aim of further expanding the organisation and its partnerships in the payment industry.
The company has also made two new senior management hires to add to the team’s electronic payments expertise. Ixaris has created a new product director role for Patrick Abela and Kenneth Bonnici joins the company as operations director.
Abela has eight years’ tenure with Ixaris, most recently as the operations director. Abela will work closely with the marketing, sales and research and development teams to lead product development for Ixaris’ payment services.
Bonnici brings 15 years’ experience. He most recently held the role of director at Grant Thornton in Malta, where he led the growth of its business advisory practice.
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