Online payment processor Skrill has named Roland Schaar as its new senior vice president of technology with responsibility for strengthening delivery capabilities within the Skrill Group.

Schaar was and continues to serve as chief information officer of prepaid payments business paysafecard, which was acquired by Skrill in February of this year. Prior to this, Schaar served as a senior manager at Accenture, focusing on large-scale post-merger integration projects.

“Roland’s wealth of knowledge and understanding of the payment technology sector will help shape this exciting next stage of our journey,” said Skrill Group CEO Siegfried Heimgaertner. “His understanding of the industry and experience in managing teams at a global scale will help us continue to operate quickly, flexibly and cost effectively.”

The company said that Schaar’s experience of working within payment technology and his skills in implementing large projects will help the Skrill Group to grow and innovate, evolving and improving time to market and operations at an international level.

“The payment industry is highly competitive and evolving rapidly, so we need to constantly improve and innovate in order to meet our customers’ needs and ensure our systems are the first choice for our customers,” said Schaar.

“I will be working to strengthen delivery capabilities within the Skrill Group, helping to design and deliver new innovative payment solutions that combine the business’ strong experiences of online payments, offline payments and international distribution network.”


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