The Board of Directors of Europay International – Europe’s leading payment services provider – has elected Mr. Jean-Pierre Ledru as the new Chairman of its Board. Mr. Ledru will take up his post in June 2001, succeeding Dr. Kurt Richolt who has been Europay’s Chairman since December 1993. Mr. Ledru is Senior Executive Vice President of Caisse Nationale du CrÃ©dit Agricole. He also serves as Executive Vice Chairman of BMS, an organisation established for the development of electronic purse in France, comprising all of the main French banks as well as RATP, France Telecom and SNCF. Mr. Ledru has been associated with Europay since he became Vice-Chairman of the Europay International Board in 1992, and is also a member of the Europay International Executive Committee. He is currently Chairman and CEO of Europay France, the local Europay/MasterCard company. In addition, Mr. Ledru has been a member of the MasterCard International Board of Directors since 1991. Since December 1999, Mr. Ledru has been Chairman of Cedicam – a subsidiary of Caisse Nationale du CrÃ©dit Agricole dedicated to payment systems – having been CEO of this company for fifteen years. He was previously Deputy Chief Executive of FÃ©dÃ©ration Nationale du CrÃ©dit Agricole in France, where he played a leading role in the creation of le Groupement des Cartes Bancaires, of which he is currently Vice Chairman.
Commenting on the appointment, Europay’s current Chairman, Dr. Kurt Richolt said, “We are fortunate to have the experience of Jean-Pierre Ledru who comes from one of the most sophisticated card payments countries in the world and has been long-involved in payments issues on an international scale. Mr. Ledru’s expertise will be invaluable as Europay takes the necessary steps to remain competitive amidst the challenges of today’s payments environment.” New CEO of Maestro International Appointed The Maestro International Board has appointed Ann Camarillo as Chief Executive Officer, replacing Francis van den Bosch. Maestro International is a global business unit based in Waterloo, Belgium, and is jointly owned by strategic partners Europay and MasterCard.
Mrs. Camarillo comes from MasterCard International where she was Senior Vice President, Customer Group, and responsible for managing MasterCard’s relationships with some of its largest global credit card issuers operating worldwide.
Mrs. Camarillo joined MasterCard in 1988 in MasterCard’s Global Operations Centre, managing international network development and expansion. She managed a staff of Member Relations executives supporting the majority of the US Member financial institutions. Mrs. Camarillo also served as a Member Relations representative for some of MasterCard’s largest and fastest-growing Member banks.
“We look forward to building on the huge success of Maestro in Europe attained by Francis van den Bosch,” said Dr. Peter Hoch, Europay’s Director and CEO. “Ann Camarillo’s vast knowledge of global account management and customer relations will help us to boost Maestro as a truly global brand,” he concluded.