VocaLink, an international payments company, has appointed David Yates as chief executive officer (CEO). He will start his new role on 23 January 2012, bringing almost 30 years’ global experience in the payments and transaction processing industries. He will be focused on VocaLink’s ongoing investment in its core business as well as continuing to build solid foundations for future growth.
Yates joins VocaLink from Western Union where he was president of business development and innovation and responsible for overseeing its electronic channels, prepaid, global top-up and loyalty businesses, as well as leading Western Union’s business payments sector. Yates also spent six years at First Data, latterly as president of First Data International. In this role, he had executive management responsibility for all of First Data’s activities outside of the US including the merchant acquiring, merchant transaction processing, issuer processing and ATM network solutions business units.
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