SIX Payment Services appoints new Head Financial Industry Services

Zurich, 15 June 2015 – SIX Payment Services has appointed Andrej Eichler as the new Head Financial Industry Services. Andrej Eichler has 20 years’ experience in payment technologies and processing for banks and most recently held the position of CEO of EGCP, the group-wide card processor of Erste Bank Group.

Other previous roles include Vice President for Product Development at First Data, Head of Card Management Development at FIDUCIA IT AG and several management positions at GZS. He speaks German, Russian and English fluently.

Andrej Eichler has taken up the role on 1 June 2015 and will report directly into the Division CEO of SIX Payment Services. This position is held by Urs Rüegsegger, CEO of SIX. Eichler’s main areas of responsibility will be sales and developing relationships with banks, issuers, acquirers, network operators and other players in the markets which SIX operates in: Switzerland, Austria, Luxembourg, Belgium, Germany, Italy, and Central and Eastern Europe. Leveraging its position as central technology and innovation partner for the Swiss and European banks, SIX pursues an international growth strategy.

Commenting on the appointment, Urs Rüegsegger, CEO SIX, said: “Andrej Eichler’s experience speaks for itself and we are happy to welcome him to SIX Payment Services. He has a proven track record and his international mind set will further enhance our positioning in the heart of the payments industry.”