Cloud payments firm i2c has appointed former Visa executive Scott Salmon to lead its expansion in Asia Pacific, Central Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Salmon, who previously oversaw Visa's San Francisco-based Global Prepaid Market Development team, will focus on developing i2c's business in key markets, expanding its physical presence in Asia Pacific and managing strategic relationships with various regional partners.
i2c is a provider of payment processing and emerging commerce solutions.
Salmon said i2c was redefining what's was possible in prepaid, debit, credit and emering commerce programs.
"The opportunities that i2c's processing technology creates for APCEMEA (Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Africa) markets is tremendous, and I am very excited to work with the i2c team to help clients in these regions capitalize on them.”
Salmon was Head of Prepaid Products, Asia Pacific, Central Europe, Middle East and Africa for Visa for the past five years and prior to that oversaw Visa's San Francisco-based Global Prepaid Market Development team.
Before Visa, Mr. Salmon was engaged in a variety of consulting and product management roles in the retail banking sector.
i2c chief executive, Amir Wain, said Salmon's industry knowledge would be an asset and the company continued to grow.
“The perspective Scott and his team will bring from being on the ground in the region will benefit the entire i2c organization – from Engineering to Sales to Client Services.”Read more: Vodafone and Visa offer NFC payment
Salmon will be presenting “Five Ways to Profitability in the Prepaid Business” at the Card and Payment Middle East show on May 14th.